As I read the second half of this story my thoughts lead me to think about how we toil and labor sometimes to great lengths to meet our aims. In doing so we miss some of the most important things in life. We will often spend sleepless nights worrying about about things that are simply … More How Much Land Does Man Need – A Story By Leo Tolstoy – Part II
As I read about this story about one man’s lust for land I began to recount my own ventures for more, the more that never quite fills my pockets. I began to reflect on what is truly important and my quest to fulfill this in my life. See Russia begins to change you if you … More How Much Land Does a Man Need – A Story By Leo Tolstoy
Счастлив тот, кто счастлив у себя́ дома. Happy is he who is happy at home.
In the United States, some of the earliest color photographs were made by the FSA-OWI and showed the country in the depression era and pre-war years. It’s easy to think that these might be the earliest color images in photographic history, but some 20 years before the likes of Dorethea Lange and Walker Evans began … More The Reel Foto: Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky: The Glory that was the Russian Empire
From time to time I will post quotes of Russian writers and poets. When I can find a comparable quote in English I will post it along side of the Russian quote. I’ve found as I’m teaching English in Russia, that there are many. So to start this segment of my blog I will leave … More Russian Quotes – English Equivalents
This is the birthplace of Organic Chemistry. It also happens to be the second oldest university in Russia. In November of 1804, Emperor Alexander I signed a charter that created the beginnings of Kazan Imperial University. To date more than 70 thousand professionals have walked out of these doors. These scholars and cultural representatives include, … More Kazan Federal University