Well, War and Peace is off to a fantastic start! I really enjoyed episode 1 and am eagerly looking forward to episode 2 coming on Sunday night in the U.K. (Fans in the US will enjoy longer episodes beginning on January 18, 2016 on Lifetime, A&E, and the History Channel)Details
War and Peace gets 2016 off to a great start!
I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming drama series of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which starts on January 3, 2016 in the UK! What a great way to get the year off to a perfect start!Details
So, you’ve succumbed to the inevitable temptation of working for a Russian company. Here are some helpful hints on how to recognize when they start to ease you out, using “The Red Handshake.”Details
Amongst modern historians, there are two schools of thought on this “it was a complete surprise, we had absolutely no idea they were coming” theory about the Nazi invasion of Russia on June 22, 1941.Details
Day of Slavic Writing and Culture /День славянской письменности и культуры: The Russian language Is A Rich Language
When a Russian is trying to get something out of you, they automatically make whatever they are asking for a diminutive and insert the adjective “nimnogo” or “not much” so you get a request for…”a teeny weeny advancechick on the salariula,”Details
St. Petersburg, Russia’s glorious imperial capital has always had my heart.Details
Today is Valentine’s Day! Russians have taken to this holiday with gusto! You can’t move in Moscow today without tripping over something heart-shaped or red.
St. Valentine was a Roman who performed the Christian marriage rite when Christianity was about as legal as gay marriage. He was imprisoned and…well, you know the rest.
Lucy Milne made two rather foolhardy bets last night over the sukiyaki and sushi.Details
Cabin Fever Strikes
A sinus infection – I seem to get one each time I re-enter Russia after an absence of more than two weeks – has kept me indoors for a few days, resulting in an ancillary case of cabin fever. I’ve been a little too listless to work but alert enough to become borderline obsessive about two of the week’s top news stories.Details
“Of all the arts, for us, the most important is cinema.”
Today is the Day of Russian Cinema!Details