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  • Paint a Spaceship Like a Russian

    The Russian space agency Roscosmos has decorated the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket, scheduled to take the Progress MS-18 cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at the end of October, with khokhloma, a traditional Russian style of painting known for its regal combination of red, gold, and black. What other famous Russian designs, theoretically, could have made it into space? 

    18.10.2021

  • 5 Russian TV Theme Songs from the 2000s

    If you ever wondered what kind of shows your Russian millennial friends grew up with, then you are in luck! Here is our list of the top five popular TV shows from the mid-2000s with the most memorable and catchy theme songs. Impress your Russian friends at the next party – or just have fun watching the title sequences!

    04.10.2021

  • Unexplored St. Petersburg: Trendy Spaces for Art, Thrift Shopping, and Food

    From vintage stores, trendy cafes, and bars all the way to pic-worthy murals, here’s our roundup of the best off-the-beaten-track places and hip spots in St. Petersburg.

    27.09.2021

  • Apple Feast: Traditional Russian Treats to Try This Fall

    If the apple season left you with too many apples and you’ve already succeeded in reducing all your visits to the doctor, here are some Russian-style recipes that will have you feeling this fall season.

    20.09.2021

  • Love Mushrooms and Berries Like a Russian

    Early August is a perfect time to gorge on the gifts of the forest (and garden), many of which you can buy at small markets by the metro and railroad stations. Here’s a quick guide to your new favorite treats.

    02.08.2021

  • Vatrushka: Delicious Tvorog Pastry With a Mysterious Past

    If you think the term vatrushka sounds familiar, you probably remember our recent all-encompassing overview on the many ways we eat tvorog, a true kitchen staple, in Russia. But there is more to this dessert than meets the eye – and today we’ll let you in on the secret to the best, most delicious vatrushka of your life. 

    19.07.2021

  • How to Get in Trouble at a Russian Dinner Table

    Like holding your fork in your fist? Using a napkin to blow your nose? Sitting cross-legged on your chair? Your Russian grandma – should you be lucky enough to have one – will set your Russian table manners straight, and then stuff you full.

    12.07.2021

  • Summer in St. Petersburg: Best Places by the Water

    What can be more soothing than the sound of flowing water, especially when it’s scorching hot outside and you fail to find any shady places to escape to, or when you’re deep inside your head, or… on any other day, come rain or shine? If you are the same way, here are our top spots with majestic views and entertainment for some extra summer vibes.

    28.06.2021

  • Raf Coffee: Delicious Russian Coffee Invention

    Frothy, creamy, and vanilla-flavored, raf coffee is a delicious and Russia-originating addition to the blooming St. Petersburg specialty coffee culture. What is it that makes it just so good and where can you get your first sip?

    14.06.2021

  • Tvorog: Russia’s Favorite Cheese

    White, crumbly and found in a wide variety of traditional desserts, this delicious cheese is something of a household staple in most Russian homes. But what is it? How do you say tvorog in English? And how does it taste?

    31.05.2021