Understand Russia book cover

Understand Russia Book Published!

E-book and Paperback available!

My Dear Readers! Thank you so much for sending me your smart, witty and sometimes totally unexpected questions about Russia, reading blog posts and commenting on them! Without you, this achievement would not have been possible! Understand Russia book is based on this blog, but I have spent more than a year on organising all the content, adding some new pieces, and editing the text. I hope that you and your friends enjoy reading about everyday life in Russia, visiting Russia, doing business in Russia, food in Russia, dating in Russia and many other topics! I would love to hear from you – how you liked the book! And, after you read it, if you could leave a review in Amazon, it would be absolutely amazing! Also, let me know if you have any new questions. The book is published, but it does not mean there are no new topics to write about. From Russia with Love, Tanya

Russian Pets – Episode 1

One topic that will certainly unite my readers everywhere in the world – pets.  We all love animals, whom we bring to our homes. Let’s explore, what kind of pets live in Russian homes. It is such a rich topic, we will have several posts about this subject!

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Healthy Lifestyle – A New Trend In Russia

Russians are well-known for their love for vodka and festive dinners, which include lots of pies and salads with mayo. Being in a cold country, that is understandable. But guess what – the current trend is against all that! It is all about healthy lifestyle now!

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Iron Madness Or What Russian Tourists Want

I was booking some travel today and read reviews of hotels at my destination. At some point I decided to filter Russian reviews and was stunned. Guess what is one thing that any Russian traveler demands in his/her room?

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From Russia With Love!

My dear readers! I was thinking – how to celebrate St’Valentines with you and how to show my love to you on this very special day! I think that I have found a way – in this post I share my family recipe for the best pies ever. Enjoy! Love you!

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How Do We Cope With Long Winter?

My good friend (who lives in Miami) sent me this question today – How do you cope with the long winters? Great question and great timing as by Feb we are quite tired of snow and b&w views from our windows.

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Let’s Build UnderstandRussia Playlist Together!

Hello my dear friends! Announcing a fun collaboration – let’s build UnderstandRussia playlist together! Which songs come to your mind, when you think about Russia? Which famous Russian songs do you know? Share your thoughts in comments please!

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Serving Food – Russian Way

I love receiving your questions about Russia! It is fascinating to see what interests you and which questions you ask. I would’ve never invented some of those questions (because I am an insider and do not notice a lot of things), but I am always happy to answer them. This post is for Emma from Devon, UK, who reached out to me with her letter and a list of great questions!

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Plans for 2017

Hello my dear readers! Happy New Year from Moscow with all my Love!

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straight railway

How To Travel In Russia – By Car, Plane Or Train?

Looking at the map of Russia, tourists often wonder which transport to choose for their travel – car, plane or train? Pros and cons and insider’s view on experiences you will get may help you plan your trip.

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