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Book Review: Midnight in Siberia By David Greene

Summer is the time when I do (or at least have aspirations of doing) all the things I don’t have time for during the busy school year. So this summer I managed to read a book! and do a blogpost!… Continue Reading →

Favorite Place in Saint Petersburg: Anna Akhmatova Monument

So this summer I had the opportunity to take my husband and my parents to Russia and Ukraine to see my favorite places on earth and meet all of my friends from those places. I’m only now getting around to… Continue Reading →

Victory! Слава героям!

Hooray! Today is the day I get to write a happy post! I love Victory Day. I love those sweet old WWII veterans that walk around Moscow carrying flowers and getting kissed on the cheek by pretty young girls.  If… Continue Reading →

The Faces of the War

It’s easy for us (especially in America) to think of war as something that happens far away with tanks and soldiers. But for Europeans, and specifically the Soviets during World War II, it was by no means something that was… Continue Reading →

Celebrating Victory-День победы

Victory day was one of my most favorite days in Russia. It is celebrated on May 9th but I thought I’d do a couple of posts remembering World War II leading up to the actual holiday, to help you better… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Это по любви–Мумий Тролль

Several years ago I posted about my like for Mummy Troll, and I how I attended their concert here in my city a couple of years ago. Well, it was my friend Pasha who introduced me to their music. He… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Мне нравится

One of my favorite types of Russian song is when they put famous poems to music.  This is one area that I feel English music is lacking.  Why has no one done this in English to the great poems of… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Ты неси меня река–Любэ

I have so many favorite Russian songs. It’s so hard to choose. I could do post after post of all the great music that I have grown so fond of and has given me such pleasant nostalgia for these past… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Катюша

My first introduction to this song was at the sweet little slapdash dinner that my Russian host-grandmother had thrown together for me when she found out it was my 20th birthday.  She invited her son, his wife and daughter as… Continue Reading →

Russian Song of the Day: Полковнику никто не пишет-Би-2

Because I had just been left to my own resources when looking for Russian music, I was having a hard time finding the good stuff.  I was listening to a lot of романсы, which are charming in their own way,… Continue Reading →

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