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Easter in Moscow

Easter in Moscow

on Mar 27, 2016

For many Christians across the world, today is Easter Sunday, but you won’t find much evidence of Easter here in Moscow because for Orthodox Russia this is still the season of Lent. The reason the dates for Easter differ is a little complex and is all to do with how you calculate lunar cycles – last year Easter was only one week apart, this year it is a...

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CCCP Cookbook

CCCP Cookbook

on Mar 17, 2016

I’ve been reading some fairly heavyweight books lately, so this month I took a break and decided to go for one that might only be tough on the waistline! The CCCP Cookbook by Olga and Pavel Syutkin is a lovely little treasure trove of the stories behind popular recipes from the Soviet Union. My husband was very pleased to discover that the book includes the...

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The Bolshoi: Review and Guide

The Bolshoi: Review and Guide

on Mar 8, 2016

Like standing in Red Square or visiting the Kremlin, seeing a performance at the Bolshoi is one of those iconic things to do in Moscow, and I finally got tickets! The Bolshoi is a stunning venue, all glitter, gold and chandeliers, and of course the ballet itself was spectacular. We saw Giselle, which to be honest I wasn’t sure I’d like – I’m...

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