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Celebrate Kupala night with us!

Celebrate Kupala night with us!

On the night of the 6th to 7th July, Russians, along with Poles, Slavs, Lithuanians and more, celebrate Kupala Night. Also referred to as the Feast of St John the Baptist, this celebration relates to the summer solstice. Remember we…

Russian hospitality and superstitions

Russian hospitality and superstitions

As in the UK, there are many traditions and superstitions that are part and parcel of everyday life in Russia. But they’re not all the same: there’s no stigma concerning the number thirteen, it’s not considered unlucky to walk under…

Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

Have you ever visited a Russian banya?

A banya is a Russian sauna. Taking a steam bath is one of Russia’s oldest traditions and its popularity shows no signs of waning. Visiting a bath house during your holiday is a great way of immersing yourself in Russian…