пятница, 31 марта 2017 г.

Russians have their own ideas about what to eat and how to do it. We like homemade food and almost every Russian woman can cook very well🍳. Though some young girls don't know how to cook before getting married, after that, they learn very fast. 

But it doesn't mean that Russian men 👨don't cook. Many of them enjoy cooking. We have a saying that МЯСО НЕ ТЕРПИТ ЖЕНСКИХ РУК (Meat doesn't like women's hands) that's why when people go on a picnic, ШАШЛЫК is usually prepared by men🍗

Russian people are very hospitable and ХЛЕБОСОЛЬНЫЕ🍞 . It means that if you are a guest in a Russian home, the hosts, especially babushkas, will do everything to let you eat and drink as much as possible😀 One of our students wrote in his essay: "...striking to the typical Westerner is the Russian ability to transform a living room into a place with a table overloaded and decorated with tasty food within no time. No paid catering service, but homemade food and a special talent help Russians to make an impromptu dinner with style and taste"🎉 

Have you tried Russian homemade food? What was it? Did you like it?

среда, 29 марта 2017 г.

And we are glad to welcome our new student - Rachel from Great Britain! 🇬🇧

Welcome tea was really funny !🇷🇺☕ As all the students had different Russian language level, we were talking in three languages: mostly Russian, English and even French! We were discussing the ways of foreign language learning, sharing our experiences, comparing languages and enjoying friendly atmosphere! 😊

Would you like to join us? 🌳🔆 Summer is great time for that http://enjoyrussian.com/3686_programs/3687_summer_russian_courses/

вторник, 28 марта 2017 г.

Most of our students come to Petrozavodsk in summer. Any ideas why?👂

Of course, it's because in summer
- the weather is amazing ☀and you can enjoy long walks down the lake shore,
- you can visit the most beautiful places of the region:🌲 the Kizhi state open-air museum, Kivach waterfalls, the Marcial waters spa, marble mine park Ruskeala and many others,
- you can experience the phenomenon of the white nights,
- you can take part in lots of summer holidays: the White nights festival, the Day of the Republic of Karelia, birthday of Petrozabodsk, Day of traditional crafts of Karelia and etc. 🎉

Excited? 👍Apply for a summer course here: http://enjoyrussian.com/3719/
📌Available levels:
June: A0, A1, A2, B1, B2
July: A0, A1, B2
August: A0, A1, A2

понедельник, 27 марта 2017 г.

Some people might think that Petrozavodsk is a small town and it can be boring for a foreigner to come here for three months. But just have a look at Ellie's life here! She came to Petrozavodsk for a three-month program almost a month ago and her every day is amazingly interesting! Apart from her Russian lessons🇷🇺, she does different sports activities (fencing 🤺for example), goes out with her new friends👯‍♂️, takes part in our kids' English language camps 🐥and etc. 

Life is exciting in Petrozavodsk. Come to us and experience it yourself!👍

✍🏻Apply for our Russian language course here: http://enjoyrussian.com/3719/

воскресенье, 26 марта 2017 г.

Our students always get surprised when they find out that Petrozavodsk and Saint-Petersburg are РОВЕСНИКИ (of the same age). They both were founded by Peter the Great in 1703.

Petrozavodsk started from a cannon and cast iron plant 💣- ШУЙСКИЙ (ПЕТРОВСКИЙ) ЗАВОД. Now you can understand why the town has such a name. And when you come to Petrozavodsk you'll see some monuments 🗿that can tell you about its history: a statue of Peter the Great near the port and two cannons on the lake shore.

✍🏻Tell us about your city: Кто основал город? (Who founded the city?) В каком году? (What year?) Какие исторические памятники есть в городе? (What hystorical monuments are there in the city?)

суббота, 25 марта 2017 г.

Paganism is the native Russian religion, the beliefs of the ancient Slavs. Our ancestors identified the manifestation of the forces of nature with the will of unknown gods inhabiting the world. But besides gods in the world of pagans there were other creatures that also had a mystical power - КИКИМОРА (kikimora), ЛЕШИЙ (goblin), ДОМОВОЙ (brownie) and others😱
Most of Russian superstitions take their origion from paganism. Even nowadays people still believe that there is a ДОМОВОЙ in every house🎃and leave some food and milk or vodka🍷 to please him.
We also use names of mystical creatures to describe people. An ugly or evil woman 🐅 can be called kikimora (a female house spirit in Slavic mythology). And vice versa, a beautiful woman with long hair might receive a compliment - РУСАЛКА (mermaid)👸
What about your country? Do you call beautiful women mermaids too? 👂