Category: Russia

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Sometimes All You Need Is A Little Music

Over the past weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the small yet beautiful town of Suzdal. After being served a lovely dinner at the hotel, we had the opportunity to see and listen to a group of girls dancing and singing traditional Russian folk songs. Although I am not an expert on dancing styles, ...

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A Final До свидания!

Здравствуйте друзья! It seems that I am doing the same thing I did nearly a year ago- sitting on my couch, listening to the overplayed radio "hits" of the summer, and scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed. Yet, there are a few key differences. This year, I am sitting on my couch cozied up in my ...

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The Struggles of Russian Women

After spending some time in Moscow, we went to a small town called Suzdal. While in Suzdal we were greeted by the most wonderful host who was so friendly and happy to see us. Because we were only spending a night in Suzdal, our itinerary was packed with activities. Before finishing for the day, our ...

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Patriotism and The Great Patriotic War

It is now the second week of being in Russia and I have had some time to digest my initial impression of the country and people. Some aspects that I initially thought were part of Russian culture I have found to be only random events or aspects of my own preconceptions about the country. However, ...

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Russian Flowers

As I somewhat expected, internet was not something I could count on while I was in Russia. Because of this, I was unfortunately not able to post my blog posts while abroad. However, I did write them while abroad, which is why the timing of my blog posts is a little strange... I hope you ...