Blog

Russian cuisine

Tea-Drinking Traditions in Russia

Tea in Russia

History of Tea in Russia Tea consumption in Russia began in the first half of the 17th century. There are some documents that Russian tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich Romanov received several boxes of tea as a gift from Chinese ambassadors in 1618. Like in France, tea became popular in Russia first of all as a healing…

Old Russian Cuisine: Forgotten Dishes and Drinks

Danilovsky

What Do We Know About Russian Cuisine? Moscow is a huge metropolis where 24/7 you can get almost everything you need. This city offers you a big variety of good, but it is not an easy task to find a restaurant with traditional pre-revolutionary Russian cuisine. The truth is that we only know a little…

Meet our local guide: Tanya

Tanya

On how she became a tour guide… At the age of 12, I realized that I want to travel. It immediately brought me to the idea of becoming a journalist. Getting a degree in journalism made me realize that I won’t travel much and may end up writing the same news all over again. I…

Uncover Hidden Treasures of Moscow

Café-Pushkin

Uncover Hidden Treasures of Moscow From Café Pushkin to another Kremlin which is not on Red Square There are so many things to do and places to visit in Moscow. So, please, don’t limit yourself to what a normal guest usually sees in the capital of Russia, I mean, pop tourist attractions such as Red…

Vodka: Theory and Practice

Vodka-cheers-during-evening-drinking-tour

It’s time to talk about the most stereotypical Russian drink. About Vodka, of course! Most likely you have already heard something about this strong beverage: 40% alcohol by volume, characteristic taste, and smell and crystal clear as water. To the point, a name vodka is a diminutive form of the Slavic word “voda” (water).

How Russians Celebrate Maslenitsa: Profound Guide

Maslenitsa in Russia

We’ll tell you how to celebrate Maslenitsa as Russians do! Curious facts about Maslenitsa: You may call it ‘Russian Mardi Gras’ or even ‘Beltane’. And there are many other analogs: ‘Fastelovend’ in Cologne, ‘Fassenacht’ in Mainz, Carnival in Rhineland and other similar celebrations in the Czech Republic, Denmark and England. Back to history According to…