Russian blogroll sharing

From time to time we come across really good blogs, and most of the time we add them to our blogroll along the right column of this page or to one of the other useful link categories.

Moscow is a big place, the second largest city in Europe, and keeping tabs on everything here is fun, but even more fun when there are other great voices about Russia, Moscow, and Eastern Europe. So in this edition we will share with you a couple of great blogs, run by great bloggers, that might be worthy of a read from time to time.

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If you love food, meet http://www.moscovore.com where editor Jennifer Eremeeva, a veteran expat and committed Moscovore, leads her readers on a journey to find, cook and celebrate great food in Russia’s capital!

 

 

Russian blogroll

Our next blogroll share is at http://www.mustseemoscow.com where you may just learn some shocking facts about Moscow and the Russian culture. What to do, where to go, what to see, what to be careful about, cool places, culture shock…

 

 

We are working on a piece about the ceasefire in Ukraine and hope to have that published soon.

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Summer preparations for winter: firewood

When you have very cold winter temperatures, unless your home is in a city with central steam heat boilers every few blocks to pipe in some warmth, one needs a very large firewood supply.

Firewood stacks.

Scenes like these are common in the countryside as farms and villagers stock up wood which will be needed in the coming winter months for heating and cooking.

Orthodox nuns stacking firewood.

Monasteries and Convents often provide their own winter heat fuel by gathering and cutting wood from nearby forests.