Charming Charoite

During the last Cowichan Valley Visions Art Tour, we discovered one rare mineral that can be found only in Russia. Silversmith Michele Heath introduced us to the unique stone charoite. The name ‘charoite’ derives from the Chara River, Russia, near which it was discovered. This rare stone has complex wiry pattern and uneven colour with […]

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Good News!

I am happy to share that I successfully advanced as a silver winner through the qualifying stage of the 1st International Competition of Teachers of Russian language abroad! In the qualifying stage, about 150 people from 28 countries around the world participated. I am preparing for the final stage of the competition held by Immanuel

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Indian Summer in Russian

Today, on October 7th, 2023, the daytime temperature is a pleasant 24 degrees Celsius. The weather is stunning, with a serene, sunny, and warm ambiance. In Russia, this season of unusually warm fall weather is referred to as “бабье лето,” which translates to “women’s summer” (known as “Indian summer”). The expression “бабье лето” is found

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