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Russia’s Top 9 Films From 2019

After a few years of record-breaking growth, Russia’s film industry took a break in 2019. Many analysts attribute this to stagnating incomes, but it seems an even bigger issue is the failure of this year’s lineup to really capture Russian values and imaginations. Much like in 2018, the films that did best are those that […]

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Nashe Radio Top 5: March 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: March 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 March 26, […]

Russia’s Top Movies: March 2021

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. In recent years, Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis and COVID, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of […]

Active Fun in Irkutsk

Irkutsk is a fabulous location for those that love being outside. The city is a college town, filled with youthful energy and lots of great outdoor spaces. There are many places to take daytrips to that afford rustic experiences, but also lots of opportunity to be active inside the city, moving your body while building […]

Coffee Shops in Moscow

A wave of coffeeshops have relatively recently swept across Russia. Once dominated by dehyradted Nescafe, most Russian cities now offer modern coffee shops specializing in everything from quick, cheap coffee to go to comfortable places to sit and relax with your beverage and snack. Below are some notable locations in Moscow for coffee. Kotissimo Cat […]

Arrhythmia / Аритмия

Arrhythmia is a romantic drama examining the lives of the young married couple; Katya and Oleg. Oleg is a paramedic played by Aleksandr Yatensko, whilst his wife Katya, played by Irina Gorbacheva, works as a nurse in the emergency hospital. The young couple together battle alcoholism, work-life in the medical field, and a drowning relationship, […]

2 Places to Try Central Asian in Irkutsk

The USSR brought together a number of culinary traditions and Russia’s current restaurant scene still reflects the popularity of many of those foods in Russia today. Continued migration from former Soviet states in Eastern Europe, the Caucausus, and Central Asia also helps not only keep these traditions alive in Russia, but also add to the […]

Gourmet in Irkutsk

Nearly all of Russia is going through a culinary revolution right now. Since the collapse of communism, the restaurant and cafe scenes have had time to grow and blossom. New international food trends are being imported and old Russian recepies rediscovered. Perhaps most improtantly, many Russians are now starting to seek out quality food and […]

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