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Whenever I get to discuss my Russian travel plans with my friends, there comes a moment when one of us says, “This has to be the place every Russian wants to visit”. I noticed that those seemed to fit perfectly with another “Russian dream” of crossing the country from West to East, stopping at some of the world’s most amazing natural wonders along the way. Here’s what’s on my list for my round-the-country trip once I get to make it.
The Russian language has a proverb for every occasion in life. This week we’ll check out some of the most popular ones.
On June 22, 1941, German troops invaded the Soviet Union’s territory, starting the Great Patriotic War. Some 1,418 candles will be lit today at the war memorials around Russia for each day of the war, keeping the memory alive.
Decadent, classic, labor-intensive and oh-so-satisfying. With restaurants closed, pastry chefs are making some of their most beloved Russian desserts in real time on Instagram, offering us a glimpse of their kitchens and a rare opportunity to make sweet magic at home.
So have an irresistible urge to travel around Russia but that’s not exactly feasible right now? Besides, your attention span is down to a nanosecond? Cue in Multi-Russia, 55 postcard-style cartoons about the country’s various regions told by who else? A bear!
What kind of couch are you? Edgy? Flowery? Foldable? It’s easy to find out, and maybe learn a thing or two about your personality (even if jokingly) in the process.
We call it General Cleaning - it’s when you have an irresistible urge to get rid of the dust bunnies behind the couch or give your windows a polish with a crumbled newspaper, and May is a perfect time to do it.
Being confined to your apartment these days seems like a hard task, but what if you had to share it with a bunch of strangers? Five toilet seats hanging on the wall, five stoves in the kitchen, a kid riding down the hallway and ducking under someone’s drying clothes that look like giant sails. Someone’s soup is bubbling away, and someone’s tending to their orchids. Welcome to the communal apartment - a time capsule and small city behind a single front door.
If isolation has you doodling, how about trying some traditional Russian patterns? Flowers and berries and all sorts of vines, colorful, joyful and just elaborate enough to bring out your calm, happy, inner artist.
Spending way too much time in our kitchens, we’re turning to food for comfort as well as nourishment. Russians are pros at feeling happy through food - would you like a spoonful?