Russian Winter

Russian Winter

Russian winter … Here you’ll find everything you wanted to know about winter in ever-mysterious Russia. Do Russians love winter? Is the Russian winter really so brutal? It’s often said that the Russian winter lasts for 9 months! In fact, most Russians would...
Russian words representing everyday life in Russia

Russian words representing everyday life in Russia

What are Russian words that don’t have English equivalents? I’m not going to talk about such words as toska (melancholy), bespredel (mayhem), poshlost (vulgarity), bytie (existence) and others. These Russian words aren’t used in everyday small talk. What’s more, these...
TOP 7 Russian Sayings 

TOP 7 Russian Sayings 

Russian sayings are real gems of the language. However, Russian sayings are often confused with proverbs. While a saying enriches the language, makes it more vivid and expressive, proverbs are more like long-present phrases that preserve practical knowledge and...
Russian sailors dance

Russian sailors dance

“Russian Sailors Dance” is an interesting phenomenon that helps sailors express themselves. The origins of the “Russian Sailors Dance”  The history of the “Russian Sailors Dance” dates back to the 19th century. Different sources claim that the dance originated in...
TOP 10 Facts about the Russian House

TOP 10 Facts about the Russian House

The Russian house greatly differs from dwellings in other countries. Although its interior and exterior may be similar to those of other national houses, the “spirit” of the Russian house is quite different.  1. It is very warm inside the Russian house during winters...