Russian traditional games Welcome to the new edition of Matryoshka’s diary. Today, I will be talking about some games that are popular in Russia. This is another great way to learn more about our traditions and culture. While many classic Russian games are now part of history, others have survived and are experiencing a new […]
Is Russia is a culturally diverse country? Welcome to the new edition of Matryoshka’s diary. Want to experience Russia and its diverse culture? Have you always been curious to find out if Russian are religious? This week our author Elena will take you on a virtual journey of the country and its religious and cultural […]
How to celebrate Maslenitsa in Russian traditional style? Maslenitsa (Mardi Gras) is one of the most ancient Russian celebrations. It comes from the word масло, “butter”. People bid farewell to winter and welcomed spring. Traditional celebrations lasted for seven days, each of them having its own name and rituals. Today’s Maslenitsa is a simplified version […]
Stereotypes related to Russians and alcohol For a long time, Russia had been worldwide considered as a drinking country. Russian drinking traditions are imagined as a mysterious ritual. Foreigners think that going through this ritual will reveal the mysteries not only of Russian soul, but of the meaning of life itself. More and more Russians […]
Russian superstitions concern gifts Perhaps you have heard that there are a lot of superstitions in Russia. Moreover, some of them concern gifts. Read the following pieces of advice in order not to find yourself in the awkward situation! 1.Watches are considered to be a bad sign for the family. Usually people associate them with […]
Babushkas in Russia are all different, but still have something in common Before the Revolution, Russia had its own polite titles: gospodin and gospozha, but also sudar and sudarynia. Soviet people used the word tovarishch and today we simply say man, woman, young woman and young man. In Russia, elderly women are often addressed as […]
Once the days become warmer and sunnier all Russians ahead to their dachas or just outside the city to make shashiki. Luckily, Karelia is a land of lakes, forests and just beautiful nature spots and there is no need to go far away from the city to enjoy nature and silence. Shashlik – this word […]
Enjoy Russian students visit the place where you can be a sailor, a captain or start a boat engine!