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All you need to know about Orthodox Lent and Easter

Pancake Week has come to an end. We gained some weight eating delicious pancakes with caviar and jamming them with sour cream. We burned the straw figure of Maslenitsa on fire and hope that this pagan ritual will bring us good luck for the rest of the year. russian lent

How Russians Celebrate Maslenitsa: Profound Guide

Maslenitsa in Russia

What is 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. Maslenita is a holiday that highlights the beginning of spring. According to ancient traditions, each day…

Moscow Christmas Markets 2020

Moscow is a real gem if you look for a destination where to spend your Christmas holidays. Last year even a British newspaper The Telegraph included Moscow in top-10 cities with the greatest Christmas markets. The Russian…

Where to try Russian banya in Moscow?

What is “banya”? Russiann banyasource: msk.Sanduny.ru Winter is the best season to visit a traditional Russian banya.  The wet heat of it will battle the big winter freeze. Are you going to visit a bathhouse in…

Best Ice Skating Rinks in Moscow

Ice skating Moscow First winter lights are already hoisted on the trees, and New Year sales are soon to come. Although we enjoy choosing Christmas presents for significant other, there is another big expectation from winter….

VDNKh Park and it’s Secrets

VDNKh

There is a special place named VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) that you could find in Moscow, it’s a huge exhibition park territory. Depending on how you feel at the moment, you could find a spot here that would relate especially to you.  There are so many things to do here. You could…

Top 10 Myths About Russia

Russian cosmonaut

“Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside enigma” Winston Churchill The job of tour guide means not only to talk about the history and show famous attractions. The goal of a tour guide is also to show real Russian culture, traditions and to break stereotypes. Of course, I’m ready for some funny questions…