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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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International Cuisine in Vladivostok

Vladivostok is a large, international metropolis. On the border with or very near several Asian states: Japan, North and South Korea, and China, Asian influences in Vladivostok’s restaurant scene is very strong. You’ll also find Indian (which is also investing in the Far East) as well as cuisines from the Caucauses, which have been popular […]

Hrdza – Slovak Pop Folk That’s Wholesome Fun

Hrdza is a Slovak folk rock band, formed in 1999 in Prešov, Slovakia. They state that they try to blend “the old and traditional with the new and modern to create a distinctive sound deeply rooted in East European folk music,” according to their official site. They also try to reach the widest possible audience, […]

Tulia – Polish Folk Covers of Your Favorite Bands

Tulia is a popular folk musical group formed in Szczecin, Poland in 2017. The band consists of three main members: Dominika Sepka, Patricia Nowicka, and Tulia Bicak – after whom the band is named. Originally, the band had a fourth member, Joanna Sinkevich, who, due to health reasons, cut ties with the group in 2019. […]

Отава Ё – Russian Indie Folk Fusion Online

Отава Ё is a folk music group founded in St. Petersburg, Russia. This popular folk fusion group started in 2003 as the side project of two bands – Reelroad and Tales of the Forest. The two members of Reelroad, Alexey Belkin and Alexei Skosyrev, paired up with two members of Tales of the Forest, Dmitry […]

Poland’s Top Polish Music: February 2022

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. Interested in getting monthly […]

Russkoe Radio Top 5: February 2022

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. Interested in getting monthly updates? Sign up […]

Nashe Radio Top 5: February 2022

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. Interested in […]

Guide to Russian Discount Retailers

Russia’s discount retail sector has grown rapidly in recent years. Many have attributed this primarily to the stagnation of Russia’s economy since 2014. However, many other chains have grown in that time as well – with many of them in the luxury sector. Coffee, craft beer, and craft burgers have also experienced explosive growth, as […]

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