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Posts published in January 2014

Old time Russian Dancing…

[jwplayer mediaid=”45495″] I love it and it looks some like square Dancing that I use to do when I was little. Then some of it is pretty free wheeling. We use to all gather in the barn and dance and dance and dance… No music as it looks like it was filmed before they could capture sound while they recorded…

Raphanus (Black Radish) with honey: Russian folk remedy for coughs and bronchitis…

Black Radish and Honey… (Редька с медом от кашля) 1. Look for a big black radish, they grow huge. Scrub the radish and make sure it is clean on the outside and no rot. Cut the top off a quarter of the way down, then dig a deep hole down the middle. This hole is where you fill it with…

Andronikov Monastery (7)

Andronikov Monastery is a former monastery on the left bank of the Yauza River in Moscow, and containing the oldest existing original building in Moscow. It is home to Andrei Rublev the most famous monk of this abbey… The story goes: In the 14th century, a very high ranking church official named Alexei found himself on stormy seas on a…

This is a Ukraine Squirrel!

I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and was remembering the pictures that I took of one crazy looking Squirrel, a Ukraine Squirrel… Now in America you have Squirrels, but they do not have these ears. This is one wild looking Squirrel and they look like this in Russia also. These photos were taken on a trip of ours…

Recipe from Russia: Chebureki…

A popular Russian/Georgian/Ukraine food that most likely started in Georgia. The Chebureki consist of a thin layer of dough and a ground meat filling, then deep-fried in a skillet of real butter. I call them a meat filled turnover as they are made the same, except the filling is meat and sometimes cheese, instead of fruit… Ingredients: 4 cups white…

The Dreaded Russian Minibus! (marshrutka)

I Decry Minibuses in Russia… I was drinking my morning cup of coffee and thinking about one of my articles from many years ago.  The article was having issues and it was time to revamp it.It is a subject that makes my blood boil as I drive around Moscow. This article is about the real scourge of Moscow and most…

Russia marks 70 years since the ending of the blockade of Leningrad by Nazi troops…

On Thursday September 8th, 2011, Russia marked 70 years since the beginning of one of the longest and deadliest sieges in the history of warfare – the blockade of Leningrad by Nazi troops… Now on Monday January 27th, 2014, Russia marks the end of that deadly siege… ­Bombed out, isolated and taken to the brink of starvation, Leningrad, now St.…

I checked Big Mac price in our Russian city…

Big Mac price: I have found it interesting and I have also found it very important. The price of a Big Mac in Russia is much less than what you will pay in America. Now why is that? The burger is exactly the same. I mean exactly the same and having been a regional manager at one time for McDonald’s…

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