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
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
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
I told you my memories of the 90s Russia, particularly, food, music, movies, crimes, transportation, playgrounds. Now, it is high time to finalize the topic. I am not gonna repeat how tough it was to grow up in those times. Instead, I want to focus on more interesting fact, which I have already mentioned -… Continue reading The Final Post on the 90s Russia
Merry Christmas! 🎄🎁🎉🎀🤗 My most memorable Christmas moment was probably 10 years ago. It was my first year in Finland, and my mom came to visit me. We planned to cook a nice dinner, and we made a long shopping list for that. My mother wanted to do shopping already on December, 23. I assured… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Here is the last but one post on the 90s Russia. 90s definitely brought a lot of diversity in all possible senses of this word. I don't think I am able to fit even 1/100 in this post, yet, there will be some overview on music and movies. First, let's have a flash back to… Continue reading Music and Movies in 90s Russia
Like I have already written in one of the posts, there were not much food choice in the shops. In addition, products were extremely expensive that only few people could afford them. Luckily, the hunger times did not last for too long. Gradually, things started changing for the better in terms of food availability. And… Continue reading Food Trends in the 90 Russia
Let's move from frauds to severer things. Today, I will write about crimes. To begin with, I was way to far from it, and all my knowledge on this particular topic comes from TV. Watching news is never fun, not now, not back then. I clearly stayed away from TV as much as could, still… Continue reading Crimes in 90s Russia
The 90s times were the perfect moment for frauds and deception. People were economically naive as the Soviet government took care of all money related matters before. Needless to say, that the previous regime did provide any understanding of capitalisms rather than it was 'rotten'. When the Soviet Union collapsed, people were free to do… Continue reading Russia in 90s. Frauds.
Considering that the chaos was everywhere, it is naïve to believe that transportation was functioning well right after the Soviet Union collapsed. One of my strongest memories is trams... Trams are environment friendly vehicles, which work from electricity. The keyword here is electricity... Due to severest inflation and economic problems, the tram organisation could not… Continue reading Transportation in the 90s Russia