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Advantages of Taking a Russian Language Course

Russian is one of the most commonly spoken languages in Eastern Europe, and is a Slavic language with roots from Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit, which is the reason it is worthwhile to undertake a Russian language course. Russian failed to have international prominence, however, it is the official language of the former Soviet Union, and […]

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Drinking and Dining in Russia

Introduction Dining and wining in Russia can be delightful or dismal, dangerous or divine. Vodka, caviar, melt-in-your-mouth (resembles crepes), succulent lamb dumplings and wild mushrooms are readily available. The number and range of restaurants options have been rising steadily. Hotel dining has changed slightly from bland soviet times, except in top-end spots, where expensive brunches […]

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4 Common Misconceptions About Russian Culture

Stereotypes exist in every nation and culture, while some of them are more bitter and unpleasant than the others. Certain characteristics are consistent within a group of people, but truth be told, the generalizations are not fool-proof. In the same way, there are a few stereotypes and misconceptions regarding the culture of russia and its […]

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Russian Culture

The Russian culture has a rich and long cultural roots deeply steeped in ballet, painting, literature and classical music. Although many outsiders see Russia as drab, it has very visual cultural past; from the ornate religious symbols to its visual past. The culture also encompasses food, traditions, art, cinema and attitudes. It is both a […]

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Russia’s Climate and Geography

  Due to its vast size, it is tough to provide any general sort of information about the climate of Russia, but it is important to note that Summers are warm to hot while winter in some areas can get cold. Due to the sheer size and compact configuration, Russia has a largely continental climate. […]

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Mythbusting Russia

While I finish setting up, please enjoy this quick video about Russia and her citizens. It may help to clear up any stereotypes or misconceptions you might still harbor.  

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