A 27-years-old country

Russia has existed, in various forms, for well over 1.000 years. But the story of the present-day Russian Federation begins exactly 27 years ago, on June 12, 1990. That day the First Congress of People's Deputies of Russia passes the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, which proclaimed the sovereignty of the Russian SFSR... Continue Reading →

The Milk Truck

Tver, 30th December 2016. People are lining in the street just under my apartment building to fill their own bottles with milk from the milk truck. I take the picture, go back home and upload it via a 100 megabit internet connection. This is just one of the endless examples of how past and future... Continue Reading →

Moscow City Panorama

One of the things I love most about Moscow is its diversity. You can find buildings dating back to all ages of Russian history: from the Zar's era to the pre-revolution and soviet times, to the ultra-modern. A prime example of the latter is the Moscow International Business Center, which everyone simply calls "Moscow City".... Continue Reading →

The White Winter

Russians say that in their country there are only two seasons: the White Winter and the Green Winter. Depending on latitude, the Green winter can begin anywhere from as early as April to as late as June. As the name implies, when the Green winter begins, nature turns a wonderful, lush green. But that does... Continue Reading →

Evening activities in Suzdal

Suzdal is one of the oldest Russian towns and the smallest of the Russian Golden Ring towns. In spite of being a very popular tourist destination, for Russians and foreigners alike, it is still possible to visit Suzdal in the winter time and experience the quite life of a rural town in the evening, when locals go... Continue Reading →

The very first picture

This is the very first picture I took when I came to Russia for three months at the end of 2014. There is probably nothing more iconic that Saint Basil Cathedral in Moscow's Red Square to depict Russia. But it is also THE cliché image of Russia. To make mine a bit more interesting and... Continue Reading →

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