Russian Snowmen and Snow-Women

Home Book Sample Russian Recipes Posts of Interest Newsletter & Articles Soviet Anecdotes Archives Russian Snowmen and Snow-women   In Russia we had snow in October and snow in November, snow in December and definitely snow in January. We had snow in...

March 8th the International Women’s Day

Home Book Sample Russian Recipes Posts of Interest Newsletter & Articles Soviet Anecdotes Archives March 8th, The International Women’s Day   Up to this day in Russia this traditional socialist holiday, March 8th the International Women’s Day, is celebrated...

TOILET PAPER: A! Russian Perspective

Home Book Sample Russian Recipes Posts of Interest Newsletter & Articles Soviet Anecdotes Archives TOILET PAPER: A! Russian Perspective When I arrived in the United States in 1994, shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed, I was a hoarder. The Soviet culture of...

The Choices and Soviet Ice-cream

Home Book Sample Russian Recipes Posts of Interest Newsletter & Articles Soviet Anecdotes Archives The Choices and Soviet Ice-cream On occasion, in our Soviet society during 1970-1980s we had some choices. Vybor (the Russian word for “choice” or “choices”)...

The Myth of Soviet Reproduction

Home Book Sample Russian Recipes Posts of Interest Newsletter & Articles Soviet Anecdotes Archives Why a Stork? The Myth of Soviet Reproduction   “In some cultures, babies were “found in the cabbage,”as in Germany, while in others, they were found in the...