Russian Red

This year, we harvested Russian red garlic. Known as elephant garlic, levant garlic, Russian red garlic is type of leek brought to North America by Russian immigrants in the beginning of XX century. Russian garlic is one of the common names for Allium ampeloprasum. Russian garlic is a larger version of regular garlic. Cloves of […]

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British Columbia Attorney General Issues Apology and $10 Million Compensation Package to Doukhobors for Historical Wrongs

Over fifty years since the forced removal of hundreds of children from their homes to residential schools, the religious group with roots in Russia, known as Doukhobors, was continuing to demand an apology from the British Columbia government. Today, they finally received the long-awaited apology. Who are Doukhobors? In the early 20th century, a community

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A Russian Woman Entrepreneur Success Story: Q&A

As we approach the end of the year, I would like to share with you the inspiring story of my childhood friend Inga — a Saint Petersburg (Russia) based woman entrepreneur. Enjoy reading about her remarkable success story through an engaging Q&A session. Follow Inga’s adventures on her Telegram channel and Instagram. Find Q&A in

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Russian New Year’s Delights: 3 Must-Try Salad Recipes! 🎉

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful Christmas! As we approach the biggest celebration of the year in Russia, New Year’s Eve, let’s continue the festive spirit. In Russian tradition, salads take center stage, uniting family and friends around the dining table. I’m excited to share three essential recipes for Russian Christmas and New Year’s Eve

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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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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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The Word “Caviare”

“Caviare” is of Turkish origin; it comes from Turkish Khāviyār. It spread from there to a number of European languages, including Italian caviale and the French caviar, many of which contributed to the rather confusing diversity of forms in 16th-, 17th-, and early 18th-century English: cavialy, cavery, caveer, gaveare, etc. By the mid-18th century caviare

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Level 3 Russian Language Course: Your Path to Fluency

Are you ready to take your Russian language skills to the next level? Level 3 Russian Language Course is designed to help you achieve fluency while ensuring you’re equipped with the most essential phrases and skills for effective communication. In Russian 3: Strong Advanced course, you will strengthen your conversation skills and expand your understanding of Russian

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