My place of origin is complex, controversial, and never boring. Mother Russia gave the world life-changing scientists, marvellous musicians, great writers despite the fact that there were dark times when thinking differently was punished. It is the country of crazy YouTube videos and of genius people. The country of rich history and poor opportunities. It… Continue reading Mother Russia (Summary)
This time I will share the differences between Finland and Russia which shocked me, when I just moved to Finland. 1. Finnish people smiled a lot. Almost all of them. Almost always. It was a significant difference from Russia where people look serious, way too serious sometimes. It doesn't mean that Russian people are angry,… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Finland. Part 2.
Who am I? This is a very philosophical question, which includes many dimensions and millions of words to describe and discuss. To be brief, I will tell you about myself through the countries I lived in. I was born in the country, which you won't find on the modern map. I was born in the… Continue reading Who Am I? Identification Through Places. Russia.
I finished writing about Portugal, and I was considering what the next topic could be. As my blog is about travelling and cultural experience, I decided to describe several things from Russia, which can be odd to you. 1. Mug. This is a typical print on the mug, which is used, for example: for boiling… Continue reading 8 Things From Russia Which May Surprise You
My today's post differs from the previous ones. I decided to write about... how people eat a kiwi in two neighbour countries: Finland and Russia. I know the whole idea sounds ridiculous because how different it actually can be? But with Finnish friends we discussed this a lot, and it turned out that we do… Continue reading How Do You Eat Kiwi?
This is my last post related to Russia and Tver in particular. This time I post the pictures which somehow did not fit before, so this post is quite random. The first picture represents the architecture of Khruschev times. The houses were built as a temporary solution for people to live in before proper flats… Continue reading Random of Tver
Today my post is connected to an average Russian city in the central part of the country - Tver with the population of around 400 000. Tver is situated on the bank of the famous river Volga, 180 km North-West from Moscow. In order for you to locate the place, I attach this picture. So,… Continue reading Tver, Russia
In this post, I will introduce the most colorful and beautiful building of Red Square - St. Basil's Cathedral. The cathedral was build in the 16th century, but it was restructured several times which made it so special and unique. It is a big luck that St. Basil cathedral, located in the politically significant place,… Continue reading St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow
Like I promised - churches of Kremlin Pictures from my Instagram
Simple and small, but so modestly beautiful.