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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…

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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…

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Khohloma Mercedes

Why Russians Are Crazy Drivers?

The entire world looks at YouTube videos of how people drive in Russia and questions the sanity of people here. Why are Russian drivers that…

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matryoshki

Understand Russia In 50 Posts!

This is the 51st post in Understand Russia blog. Small or big, but that is certainly a milestone. I thought it will be interesting to make…

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Night traffic jams in Moscow

How to Entertain Yourself in Moscow Traffic Jams?

People living in other cities will not be able to relate to that. Most people consider an everyday commute of 30-40 minutes each way to…

Space – Russians’ Greatest Pride Revisited

One of the things that make Russians really proud is that we had sent the first man to Space. April 12th, the anniversary of Gagarin’s…

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Chelyabinsk meteor

Why Dash Cams Are So Popular in Russia?

Driving in Russia has always been an adventure. Lots of traffic, poor road conditions, crazy and impolite drivers on streets. Having a dashboard video camera…

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Is It Always Very Cold in Russia?

“Oh, you are from Russia? You must be really used to the cold!”   Yes it is cold, and that is why we always wear…

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Unofficial Taxi in Moscow

Another interesting culture phenomena was private “taxi”.  I have never seen people give a ride to strangers so easily.  I couldn’t understand what you talk with the…