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Summer at the Dacha

Summer at the Dacha

on Aug 19, 2016

The Russian Dacha is a family home outside the city where everyone goes at weekends and holidays. In England you have to be very wealthy to have a country home as well as an apartment in the city, but in Moscow, Russian families of all sizes and incomes seem to have one. Dachas vary with some being large modern houses that you can live in all year round, while...

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Orlov Paleontological Museum

Orlov Paleontological Museum

on Aug 11, 2016

I have a question for you. Can you identify the dinosaur in the picture above? I’m guessing you said Stegosaurus, right? But if you know a bit about your dinosaurs you might conclude that it’s a touch thin to be a Stegosaurus, and the bony plates on its back don’t look quite right. At which point you’ll probably conclude that this is a...

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