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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?…

Flower language

Flower Etiquette In Russia

Flowers are beautiful. But what is more important – flowers are symbolic. Flowers follow us on all special occasions. Knowing “flower etiquette” is key, especially…

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Learn Russian language

Russian Language is Difficult Even for Native Speakers

One of top 5 questions I get in emails from my readers is “How to learn Russian?” Russian is indeed one of the most difficult…

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Small Talk

Small Talk – Does It Exist In Russia?

Foreigners often say that Russians are too direct. One of manifestations of that is going straight to the point at business meetings or in social…

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strela watch

Time Is Fluid In Russia

A friend called me last week and asked, why is it impossible to set up a meeting with Russians far in advance and be sure that…

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Russian Maslenitsa tea time

If You Are Invited To a Russian Home – Russian Hospitality

What to expect if your Russian friends invited you to their place? How to prepare for your visit? First of all – prepare to enjoy…

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Kremlin at night

Visiting Russia – FAQ

It is sunny and warm now in Moscow, best time to visit! In the last several weeks you have sent me dozens of questions on…

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Moscow-view

What Does It Mean To Be a Muscovite?

Guardian has done an amazing Guardian Moscow project this week! The well-respected media outlet decided to research all aspects of being a Muscovite. Being one, I do…

Fireworks on the Victory Day in Moscow

Russian Clouds Sure Have a Silver Lining

There are some things that we, here in Russia, take for granted. One of such things is that it is always sunny on major holidays….

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USA vs. USSR arcade hockey.

✎GUEST POST: American Perspective on the Soviet Union

Understand Russia is thrilled about having the first guest post from friend and colleague from the business school Andrew, who writes the blog about wise…