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Landsliefde en tanteschap

Ik vraag me af of het mogelijk is om te zeggen dat je van Rusland houdt, zonder dat het bedenkelijke politieke implicaties heeft. Net als dat het moeilijk is te zeggen dat je van Nederland houdt, zonder dat mensen de PVV meeuw horen kraaien. 291 more words


Maslenitsa: Butter Week in Russia.

Last week was Масленица (Maslenitsa), also known as ‘Butter Week’. This is a week at the end of winter in which people celebrate the last week before the ‘Great Fast’ (the fasting period before Eastern).  588 more words



Maslenitsa — i.e. Orthodox Fat Tuesday — is on February 28, and that means, it’s time to make blini, Russian sour crepes.

I am going to do something unorthodox (ha!) with this recipe.  1,633 more words



“The effigy will meet her fiery doom at 3:20pm.” Can’t say I’ve ever gotten an email like that from a principal – this one was definitely a first! 709 more words

Getting To Know Moscow

Forgiveness Sunday

Today is the last day of Maslenitsa – the Forgiveness Sunday. The Great Fast starts tomorrow. 118 more words

Russian Music

What is happenening in Russia right now?

These days most of people in Russia are getting more cheerful, more active and a bit fatter. Why would it happen without rhyme or reason you want to ask? 537 more words