For the past 3 years Michael and his mom Rimma from Ekaterinburg, Russia, haven’t been outside or seen each other, even though they are living in the same house, just separated by a wall. Both mother and son are now paralyzed and bedridden, and require 24×7 care of sitters and masseuses to keep them alive. They are communicating with each other through phone or Skype.Read More
Situation in Kiev seems to be even worse than reported in media. People are desperately trying to leave the city or the country, but all exits are blocked. Police arrests anyone with gunshot wounds trying to get medical help. Shortages of food and medical supplies create panic in locals.Read More
Borsch is a type of vegetable soup made of chicken broth and a lot of vegetables, including beetroot, which gave Borsch a traditional deep red colour.
Originally it came from Ukraine, however borsch has been a popular dish in Russia as well. Growing up, we were having borsch, at least, once a week.Read More
I actually don’t know if this recipe for fried eggs is authentically Russian. I learned it while living in Russia, so to me its Russian.
Anyway, it’s quite simple and easy to prepare, and its my favourite way to prepare fried eggs for breakfast.Read More
When I was younger growing up in Russia, I had this ideal, almost naive, view of the world where good always defeats evil, everything is fair, everybody is perfect and eventually finds their true love.
This view was partially shaped by the books I read in high school (“Crime and Punishment” etc.), teaching methods in school at that time (We were encouraged to strive for perfection) and because of my overall sheltered childhood.Read More
If 8 babies born at once called Octuplets. What do you call 10 babies born at once?
According to the video posted on one of the Russian sites, lady in Kursk walked into the hospital #6 on December 7th 2009 with a huge belly and delivered 10 healthy babies.
She didn’t have any medical records with her and, apparently, didn’t even visit doctors during her pregnancy.Read More
I was asked many times, since I moved to Canada “What was it like growing up under totalitarian regime in Russia?”.
The first time I’ve heard this question, I probably had a puzzled look on my face. I just never thought of my childhood in that way.
Well, what can I say? It was fine. It was more than fine. It was great!Read More