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Examining a Russian spice rack. Part II Posted by on Aug 28, 2020


In the second part of examining a Russian spice rack, we will explore the most common спе́ции (spices) used in baking recipes across Russian households. At the end of the post is a playlist of Russian words to help you practice pronouncing them. For starters, let’s cover the most basic baking ingredients: Са́хар (Sugar) is…

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Давай Дружить! – Let’s Be Friends! Posted by on Aug 24, 2020

Hands United Together

Friends play extremely important roles in our lives. Friendship in Russia means a lot and is appreciated. To be honored to be called a true friend, you need to do certain things. A close friend is almost a family member. We have already discussed the types of friendship (дру́жба) in Russia in this blog. Today…

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Traditional Russian Dish That Is Loved All Over The World Posted by on Jun 29, 2020

Beef Stroganoff

Today we will eat like real barons. Beef Stroganoff is a dish, popular around the world, named after Alexander Stroganov, Russia’s minister of the interior, baron, and count of the 19th century. According to the main version of its history, the dish was invented by a French cook, who served the Stroganovs, Andre Dupont. However…

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Christmas is not Russia’s Main Winter Holiday Posted by on Dec 10, 2014

Since the beginning of December every minute of every hour brings us closer to the crazy, stressful, yet long anticipated, and magical winter holidays. Some of you may think I am being politically correct by not saying “Christmas” and using “winter holidays” instead. Let me assure you this is not the case. A lot of…

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How to Drink Vodka with Russians Posted by on Dec 3, 2014

Because the holiday season is upon us, more and more alcohol will likely be consumed. Given that many people associate vodka with Russian people and culture, it seems like a good idea to say a little bit about it. This is my second blog this week about beer and spirits and it should be noted…

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Odd Russian Behavior? Nyet Posted by on Nov 25, 2014

I suppose it can be said that every culture has its share of idiosyncrasies, and Russians are no exception. What follows are examples of how some Russian behaviors may seem odd to people elsewhere. I have been caught exhibiting some of these behaviors myself. What can I say?…You can take a girl out of Russia…

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Why Some Men Want to Marry Russian Women Posted by on Nov 19, 2014

What makes Russian women desirable to so many men around the world? Sure, some possess the type of beauty that could make even supermodels jealous. They are typically very fashion-conscious and strive to look great even when going to the grocery store. Like with women everywhere, some have great personalities, some do not. Well, there…

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