Category Archives: Russia

Russian Revolution 1917. вперед

In May 2017 Tate Modern unveiled a monumental steel sculpture by the Russian artist Erik Bulatov, installed on the terrace outside the gallery to mark the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia. ‘вперед’ = ‘forward’ learn how to pronounce вперед  here. … Continue reading

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The Truth from Lithuania

Good to see a Lithuanian newspaper in town. This copy was collected at Tower Hill station, by London Tower and Tower Bridge. The newspaper’s title ‘Tiesa’ translates as ‘Truth’. A  worthy goal in the right hands. Check out the website  at http://www.tiesa.com  or at Facebook … Continue reading

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Nostrovya!

The Grapes is a Grade II listed public house on the north bank of the tidal Limehouse Reach of the Thames, at 76 Narrow Street, London E14 8BP. That’s way out east – see map below. It’s owned in partnership by … Continue reading

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London news, via Russia

London’s free daily  evening (Monday to Friday) newspaper ‘London Evening Standard‘ is owned by Russian businessman  Alexander Lebedev and his son Evgeny Lebedev. They bought a 64 percent controlling interest in January 2009 from Associated Newspapers Ltd.  Circulation has grown to an impressive 700,000 copies daily. The Lebedevs … Continue reading

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Taking Russia’s Pulse

Watch out for free Russian Newpaper ‘Pulse’, an independent newspaper publishing 20,000 copies weekly in Russian in London. The good news is that it’s also available on line, where it is easily translated into English. It’s a  great way to keep … Continue reading

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Samovar and Kalinka

Samovar – a great name for a great Russian cafe. Tucked away in Queensway Market and serving a delicious Borsch and more. Friendly staff too. .  Check out its website here.    And good photos here.  But sadly it’s closing in … Continue reading

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Peter the Great

Tsar Peter the Great, founder of the Russian Navy, visited England in 1698 to learn more about shipbuilding. He is commemorated in a statue at Deptford Creek. See the statue on google here. Lots more photos here. Excellent explanations here and … Continue reading

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