Author: Jacob Babb

Russia’s Top Movies: Summer, 2021

Summer is a low season for films in Russia. Instead, summer is largely used for outdoor activities including traveling and visiting the dacha outside the city to tend gardens, and visit extended family. This year was particularly hard for the Russian film industry. All of the films below, save one, were released in early June, […]

Nashe Radio Top 5: June 2021

Nashe Radio plays popular music that isn’t quite “pop.” What’s big in Russian-language rock, rap, punk, R&B, and alternative? Nashe Radio’s all-Russian and eclectic playlist can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Here’s how […]

Russkoe Radio Top 5: June 2021

Russkoe Radio plays pop music exclusively in Russian. What’s big in Russian-language pop and dance music? Russkoe Radio’s pop playlists can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Here is their lineup from June 25th, […]

Poland’s Top Polish Music: June 2021

Radio Zet is one of Poland’s most popular pop music stations. What’s big in Polish-language adult contemporary, dance, and easy-listening? Radio Zet’s playlist can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Polish music site. With a few hits […]

Guide to Russian Supermarkets

Russian supermarkets have been a great success story of the post-Soviet economy. Several large chains and holding companies have been built and, most importantly, Russian supermarkets have built up the supply chains to provide Russians with an ever-increasing diversity of produce and other groceries. The following short introductions to some of the largest chains of […]