Celebrating Maslenitsa with Blini – Festivities on Full Swing

Maslenitsa is also famous for being Russian pancake week. This is of course no surprise as Maslenitsa and blini are just inseparable. Celebrating Maslenitsa with blini is also a rule nobody can break. Well, imagine celebrating Christmas without all the carols. That is what Maslenitsa would be like without blini. Find out more about why celebrating […]

Celebrating Maslenitsa the Russian Way – The Seven Days of Festivities

Russian Maslenitsa Celebration is like no others with all the festivities and of course, the rich Russian delicacies! After learning some facts about Maslenitsa and blini, let’s find out how Russian truly go all out celebrating Maslenitsa. Brace yourself for endless fun and meaningful experience you can expect from Maslenitsa. First thing first, Maslenitsa is a […]

Maslenitsa – the meaningful and festive ‘Butter Week’ in Russia

Hello, eager learners! After posting about some bizarre Russian tradition in celebrating Maslenitsa, we are back with even more exciting facts about the celebration. Every year, the end of February marks the ‘pancake week’ or Maslenitsa in Russia. People also nickname the week-long celebration the ‘butter week’. Russian usually celebrate Maslenitsa with tons of good […]

Blini in Russian Culture: Bring Out All the Pancake

No one can resists the goodness a pancake offers and that is the truth. Now, speaking of pancake, there is this one special pancake that Russians really love. In fact, it is a part of every Russian’s life. Russians call this pancake ‘Blini’. Blini in Russian culture holds a very special place. It is a […]

Bizarre Maslenitsa Traditions in Russia – 5 Most Unique Ones

Russians are well-known for going all out when it comes to celebrating holidays. From the International Woman’s Day, commemoration of Victory Day, to the Labor Day. Russians simply know how to throw a celebration or commemoration of every occasion. Another popular holiday in Russia is Maslenitsa. It is originally a pagan holiday, but as time […]

Russian Student-Friendly Cities

Besides being popular from having rich culture, Russian cities are also a great choice for students to pursue their studies. In fact, four Russian cities are among QS Student Cities Report 2017’s Top 100. Take a look at our list to see which cities are considered Russian student-friendly cities and why they ranked impressively in […]

Even Numbers and Russian Culture: The Do’s and Don’ts

Culture, tradition, and of course superstition definitely play a great role in shaping Russians’ daily life. It is no surprise that a 2015 research by Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) found that 50% of Russians conform their behaviour according to the superstitions they are taught, raised with, and believe in. From flower gifting etiquette, the […]

The Meaning of Odd Numbers in Russian Culture

The rich Russian culture never ceases to amaze anyone that comes across it. From heavy use and symbolisation of flower to the signification of numbers. This article will entertain you with the popular superstition about numbers in Russian culture that is still practiced these days. 1. Odd numbers equal joy and happiness, but even numbers? Well, […]

Time for Some Pretty Bits: The Meanings of Flowers in Russia

Flowers have played important roles in many cultures across the world, including in Russia. The pretty plants have not only gratified human sense with their beauties but also hold significant and deep meaning in the rich Russian cultures. This is evident by the fact that flowers are anchored in their culture, art works, and even […]

Say it with Flower : Flower Gifting Etiquette in Russia

Flower is the universal language of love. While Russian culture of gifting might seem to be pretty similar with other western countries by now, you might have noticed how highly Russians think of other people and the heartwarming affections they treat each other. There are some unique traditions when it comes to gift and flower […]