Category Archive: Russia

How to… Get Married in Belarus or Russia

Moscow’s Passport magazine first published a longer version of my article.   How to Get Married in Belarus or Russia It may be true that 65% of all Russian marriages end in divorce… Read More

How to… Drink Vodka

 How to … Drink Vodka The Belarusians say that a festive table isn’t worth its salt without a bottle of vodka. Despite having a population of just 10 million, Belarus is the world’s… Read More

Animal Magic in Belarus, Russia and Eastern Europe

Top Ten …  Animal Magic in Belarus, Russia and Eastern Europe   Superstitions abound regarding animals’ intuition and magical abilities.    Dogs    Despite their fondness for snuffling up crumbs which fall to the… Read More

How to Behave… at a Russian Dinner Table

  Hope you’ve brought a gift with you: wine is welcome but so are chocolates or flowers (if giving a small bouquet, make sure there are an odd number of flowers, as even… Read More

How to Behave… at a Russian Banya

As the British love tea and the Americans love Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, so do Russians love the banya. Visit with friends, to catch up on gossip while submitting to the steam.  … Read More

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