In Russia, you should never shake hands with someone over a threshold (doorway, gap, etc). If you do, it is considered that something bad will happen between the two parties in the future.
Also, when... more
Being an ‘Old Russian’, I still remember the days when eating, drinking, let alone smoking in the street was considered utterly bad form.
I mean, school kids would, of course, snatch an Eskimo (11... more
Here are some words/phrases. Please let me know what other words/phrases I can add.
Please keep in mind -- Russian words are below are transliterations, Russian language uses Cyrillic characters --... more
Russia is a traditionally Russian Orthodox country. Many of its traditions are based loosely on the Greek Orthodox Church. And, both 'eastern' churches are break-aways from the Roman Catholic Church... more
This is not a museum public convenience. This toilet is a museum in its own right!
Located in the renown GUM store in the Red Square, it will take your breath away – well, literally – with exquisite... more
My mother and I visited Moscow in May of 2003, for eight days and nights. We had just spent an equal amount of time in St. Petersburg, Russia's younger, once-capital, city.
St. Petersburg teems with...
I lived in Moscow between September 2003 and May 2004. However, I have also been there on business very many times. I work for a Russian company in Cyprus as well.
I have mostly visited Moscow on......
The new I-net resource has just opened. Kremlin
I strongly recommend to make a virtual visit to the Kremlin with this site.
We have never had an opportunity to visit the Great Kremlin Palace, Senate...
The star-spangled blue and golden domes of Moscow's churches are a wonderful metaphor for this amazing city. After decades of neglect for all but a few, they are being restored to their former glory,...