Living by Design: a Creative Journey

International Women’s Day

Yesterday, Russia celebrated the International Women’s Day, It is a major day of global celebration for the political, economic, and social achievements of women.

Although originally started as a political event, Read more »

How To Make a Diaper Cake

diaper cake

It seems that everyone is having babies these days. I’ve attended a baby shower recently for one of my friends, and it was a blast. But even more so, I had the best time preparing my gift. First, I looked to the typical baby gift registry by scanning a few items, but then I had a second thought and decided to make my own gift — a diaper cake. So, I did some research on the internet and came up with my own version of my first diaper cake. Read more »

A Cup of Tea = A Cup of Health

teaI just love my hot tea. I think, if I were to count the number of tea cups I drank in my entire life up until this point, it would average to roughly 27375 cups. Hot tea is very popular in Russia. Read more »

The Mechanics of a Russian Name

Do you ever watch movies which have Russian characters in them, and their names always sound something like Petrovich or Barishnikov, and have you ever wondered whether it’s the first or the last name of a person you hear. Well, here is some insight into the mechanics of Russian names to help you get acquainted better. Read more »

The Russian Alphabet

The Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters: 21 consonants, 10 vowels, and two letters without sound (soft sign and hard sign). I created this fun interactive graphic to help you learn the letters easier:

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Russian Proverbs

Proverbs are very common and popular in Russian culture. Russian people love to use proverbs in their daily speech. It’s interesting how some of the proverbs are very similar to the American ones, although they use different symbols or characters to get the point across. Here are some of the popular Russian proverbs with translation as well as the comparable American versions: Read more »