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‘If It’s a Destiny, We’ll Meet Again’

This story happened at least 14 years ago, if I remember correctly. I was young, and I was still learning how to communicate with men. At some point, I was very tough and even rude if I did not like the guy who approached me. My friends gave me some feedback on that, justifying it… Continue reading ‘If It’s a Destiny, We’ll Meet Again’

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The Russian Superstition I always Follow

This weekend I am in our lovely capital - Helsinki. I really love the city, and it is a pleasure to visit this place over and over again. No need to say, I want to come back as soon as I have a chance. But how can I do that? Here is the particular Russian… Continue reading The Russian Superstition I always Follow

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Skyscrapers of Moscow

Having a long history of tall buildings, my American readers are unlikely to be impressed with Russian skyscrapers. However, as a Russian and European person, I am definitely have a 'wow' effect, looking at this buildings. The reason for that is quite of few skyscrapers around here on the continent. Generally, Europe is only acquiring… Continue reading Skyscrapers of Moscow

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Moscow by a Semi-foreigner

Last year I devoted the big part of my writing to my childhood memories of the 90s Russia. So what about the country today? Russia is very unstable in political, economic, and social aspects. Everybody knows that, and I don't see any point rediscovering the common sense all over again. Instead, I will take you… Continue reading Moscow by a Semi-foreigner

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Childhood Memories. 90s Russia

I usually post texts about the trips or cultural aspects in a light positive way. This post will be less optimistic, so if you want to stay away from negativity, just skip reading it. I want to go back to my childhood and tell you about post-Soviet Russia. When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991,… Continue reading Childhood Memories. 90s Russia

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Russian vs. Finnish Soups

Today I will have a food related post, particularly I will introduce the difference between Russian and Finnish soups. In Russia, soup is basically the main dish of the day, and it is served for lunch. If you have any space left in your stomach (which I doubt), you can continue with another dish. Russian… Continue reading Russian vs. Finnish Soups

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Smiling

Did you notice while travelling that people smile more in some countries and less in other ones? I lived in Russia, Finland, and Portugal and visited other countries in Europe. Interestingly, smiling is a part of the culture, which has its local norms. This means that smiling should occur in definite situations with definite people… Continue reading Smiling

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Russian Selfie (Picture Attached)

Hello my friends! In continuation of the 'Russian' topic, I decided to post the authentic picture of me. By 'authentic', I mean the picture, which reflects my national background at its best. For that, I included 2 necessary items: the fur hat and the legendary capet on the wall. You definitely saw a similar type… Continue reading Russian Selfie (Picture Attached)