My blog features frequent interesting and often unusual posts about everyday life in Moscow, Russia

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Latest Blog Posts for Moscow Through My Eyes

  • New Year And Its Fallout
    on Feb 19, 2014 in Uncategorized
    The holiday season is peculiarly similar and yet at the same time distinctly different in Russia. Unlike in the UK the main celebration is not Christmas but instead New Year. The reason for this is not entirely clear to me, some people I've spoken to...
  • Всё Pавно?! (Vsyo Ravno) - Whatever?!
    on Jan 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
    Over the past few weeks a number of unusual and intriguing adverts have appeared across Yekaterinburg asking open ended and profound questions; "Love, what is it?", "Mercy, what is it?" and "Honesty" amongst others followed by the message "tell your...
  • Russian Winter
    on Jan 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
    As you've probably seen in the news recently whilst America has been getting record temperature lows this winter Russia has been getting the exact opposite with Moscow's Christmas apparently being the warmest since 1910 at a balmy +3.5 degrees Celsiu...
  • My Neighbourhood Through Time
    on Nov 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
    The topic of history textbooks and heavily opinionated documentaries, the Soviet Union is a fairly mythical and mysterious entity that seems almost like a different planet when compared to the societies of Britain, America and even Russia, today. &nb...
  • Yekaterinburg's Around the World
    on Oct 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Yekaterinburg is currently bidding to host the 2020 World Exposition, a huge event which will apparently make use of 500 hectares of the city. In it's attempt to convince the World of its Global significance they have launched an advertising campaign...
  • Russian Superstitions: Part 2
    on Sep 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
    Russia, like all nations, has its fair share of superstitions, a number of which, such as whistling indoors, I've already discussed on this blog. Recently however a number of other irrational beliefs have come to light, the first two of which pertain...
  • Cult of the Babushka 
    on Sep 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
    The Russian “babushka” or “grandma” is a phenomenon of sorts in Russia. Used almost daily, the word seems to have very  d...
  • Moscow Timelapse
    on Apr 6, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Moscow Timelapse Although I can't claim any ownership over this video, it's really fantastic and takes an unusual look at this very interesting and diverse city. (mute if you don't like dubstep :P) [...]...
  • Misunderstandings
    on Mar 17, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Misunderstandings Russian as a language can be pretty interesting, especially to English speakers. Unlike French, Russian is rather unfamiliar to many Britons and I've found it curious whilst studying to find out the true meanings behind the few Rus...
  • Hares
    on Jan 25, 2012 in Uncategorized
    Hares When compared with the price of transport in the UK or even with the price of other goods in Moscow, Russia’s public transport is exceptionally cheap. A single ride on the Metro costs as little as 50p (25 roubles) and your ticket allows...
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