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More Interesting “Facts” About Russia Posted by on Nov 11, 2015

As I was researching facts about Russia that I could write a blog about, I came across some more interesting and funny ones. These strange Russian “facts” were more entertaining and write about; hope they are entertaining to read as well. It’s bad luck to return to your house after you’ve already left Should you…

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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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5 Russian Stereotypes Other Than Winter, Vodka and Bears Posted by on Jan 17, 2013

In the middle of the winter, a group of young foreigners travels across Russia searching for Russian women, Russian vodka and Russian bears. Nope, this is not a sequel to Особенности национальной охоты (Peculiarities of the National Hunt) movie. Instead, it is this year’s Cinetrain documentary project. The twenty four filmmakers participating in it are…

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Women’s Day or Femininity Day Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

March 8 is a holiday in Russia, Международный женский день (International Women’s Day) or праздник Восьмого марта (the Eighth of March) or simply Женский день (Women’s Day). There will be plenty of поздравления (congratulations), цветы (flowers), поздравительные открытки (greeting cards), шоколад (chocolate) and подарки (gifts). Men will also try, if just for one day, to…

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International Women’s Day in Russia Posted by on Mar 8, 2011

Today is the day when Russian men «поют дифирамбы» [sing praises] to Russian women. And Russian women, congratulating each other «в стихах и прозе» [in poetry and prose], not so jokingly wish for the day to end. For today, March 8th, Russians celebrate «Международный женский день» [International Women’s Day]. The whole world knows that Russian…

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I Love Volgograd Posted by on Apr 20, 2010

Volgograd WWII Memorials

Volgograd, my hometown, is relatively obscure in the West. Most Americans ask me where in Russia I am from and look seemingly lost when I say I’m from Volgograd. The notable exceptions are these three categories: «Знатоки Второй Мировой войны» [WWII history buffs] – «Сталинградская битва» [Battle of Stalingrad] was one of the major battles…

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How To Prepare Russian Mimosa Salad Posted by on Mar 5, 2010

Russian Mimosa Salad

Learn how to make a beautiful spring-time Russian Mimosa salad and find out how to tell your boss to give you a break, Russian style.

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