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  • Why Russian Lullabies Are Sort of Terrifying

    Some of the things Russian parents tell their children to make them fall asleep are very sweet but many others are actually bizarre: for example, according to a popular lullaby, a wolf can come and bite you if you happen to lie on the wrong side of the bed. Let’s see what’s up with that.


  • 10 Essential Russian Riddles: Test Your Wit

    Who’s an elder dressed in a hundred coats and why does a maiden hide in a dungeon? Solve these riddles and learn a thing or two about Russian culture.


  • St. Petersburg's Nobel Prize Legacy

    Did you know that Russia has given the world over 20 Nobel Prize winners? A good half of them come from St. Petersburg, the cradle of Russian science. Here, we've chosen our top five laureates who worked or lived in St. Petersburg and who have undoubtedly changed the world in their respective areas.


  • 5 Russian Must-Know Pop Singers

    I’ll tell you something. You can move to Russia, study the language intensively for two years, have Russian friends with whom your sole method of communication is the Russian language, get to know the culture, the history, the laws, the traditions, the superstitions, the public holidays, watch the Swan Lake, the Nutcracker, heck, you can even get permanent residence in the country, and still have absolutely no idea about the pop music scene.


  • 5 Russian Natural Wonders

    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.


  • Proverbs and Sayings to Sound Like a Native Speaker

    The Russian language has a proverb for every occasion in life. This week we’ll check out some of the most popular ones.