About the Author

There are probably only two things you should know about me…

  1. I love writing.
  2. I love Russia.

What? That wasn’t enough? Okay, I’ll tell more for the extra curious ones.

I am a nineteen (EDIT: now twenty-one) year old  that started this blog for a school project… but what began as a simple school project developed into my new passion… the passion of a future journalist. Yes, I am passionate about both Russia and writing, hence the blog. With it, I aim to grow as a writer while writing about my culture, the one belonging to the very enigmatic land of Russia, as Winston Churchill stated, “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

Well, maybe this blog of mine will help us all delve into this mystery.

If you are reading this, I am eternally thankful. Every new visitor, like, comment, or follower – I do a victory dance, literally consisting of falling off my seat and sort of wiggling on the ground for a while. Yes, I’m a weirdo, aren’t we all?

If you wish to know more about the reasons behind my blog…check out my introductory post Why this blog?


  1. Здравствуйте! I’m a big fan of the Russian singer Витас. From his songs, I started to become interested in Russian art and language. The quote of Issac Levitan “What can be more tragic than to feel ….” is one of my favorite ones. And I also like the songs of Алла Пугачёва. They are so beautiful and graceful! Anyway, I just found your blog today and I’m very excited. I’ve bookmarked your blog. :)) Keep up the good work!

  2. Love the name of your blog! “If you are reading this, I am eternally thankful. Every new visitor, like, comment, or follower – I do a victory dance, literally consisting of falling off my seat and sort of wiggling on the ground for a while. Yes, I’m a weirdo, aren’t we all?”……….Simply ADORABLE! Looking forward to perusing your blog! Can’t wait! :D ✽ ✾ ✿ ❀ ❁ ❃ ❋

    1. Hey there! awww thank you for your sweet words! Truly means a lot that someone out there is reading my blog… and actually liking it! Lots of love & see you around, Inna

  3. You know the other day, one of my closest friend from Ukraine tried to pursuade me into learning Russian language. But you know how it is for first timers, who have not much exposure :( If she is to be believed, it would very much help me when am there for the 2018 FIFA world cup :)

    Thank you for stopping by. I would be coming around your blog very often as well…
    Been a pleasure :)

    1. Hey, you’re going to the 2018 world cup?! Sweeet. Hopefully you’ll achieve to learn some basic Russian phrases before 2018 ;) You still have a lot of time, lol. Thanks for stopping by – I appreciate it!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog dear! Love your blog! Russia is an intriguing land… I have discovered that many of my husband’s ancestors come from Russia… We love watching The Americans on television… About a Russian KGB family living covertly in the Us during the Cold War… it’s a great show! I look forward to reading more from you here!

  5. Congratulations for such a very nice blog. My students have your age and I’ d love to see in many of them such a strong will to compile and transmit this kind of information about Russia, that is also one of my passions.
    Keep the good work.

    Greetings from Portugal!

  6. Hello! I’m so pleased to have found your beautiful blog! I have a huge admiration for Russia and its rich culture, historical aspects and people, fact which made me start to study the Russian language still in my college days, but I’m a beginner yet…
    From now on, I’m a follower of your blog for sure ;)
    Всего хорошего,
    – F.

    1. Привет and спасибо! Thank you for such warm words (that is… calling my blog beautiful). It feels so amazing to have readers like you discover my blog… I start feeling like my blogging has a purpose :D

      1. Oh, you’re welcome! And thank you for your very kind reply :) Undoubtedly your blog is beautiful and, of course, it has a purpose for sure – It’s true to say that the purpose of a personal work often is revealed over time… ;)
        Всего доброго!
        – Flávio

  7. Don’t tell Canada I said this, but the best Hockey players come out of Russia. As a Detroit native, I’m a huge Red Wings fan from way back. I’m sure if you’re into hockey, it would be hard to forget the Russian 5…
    Pavel Bure, Pavel Datsyuk, Alex Kovalev…I could go on all night.

  8. I think this will turn into a passion of mine as well. And I am not gona lie to you once you said you Russian I pictured you exactly like that picture, lol. Hope you stay with us for a long time.

  9. Привет. Рад знакомству, спасибо что через лайк я смог открыть для себя этот замечательный блог )

    1. Привет, взаимно ) Очень приятно слышать, что понравился мой блог. Всегда добро пожаловать!

  10. Hello, my name is Henckel. I have a blog on Word Press called Dough and I am creating an app for the blog. I was wondering if you could view my blog; it would mean a lot to me. If you want to check out the blog directly here is the link, http://garipla.wordpress.com/ . I also have a Facebook page by the same name. If you dont like my blog enough to follow or my Facebook page at least you have looked.

        1. Sorry, for some reason your comments always go into the spam folder… so I have to rescue them from there! But problem is that I don’t always check the spam folder… I believe WordPress has something against you.. lol

  11. Очень крутая картинка чуть не упал от стула ))) А я не понял ты где живешь? Ведь отлично говоришь на английском..

    1. Спасибо за комплимент, я уже 9 лет учусь на английском :) Сейчас я живу в Южной Америке.. а в России, если честно, жила всего лишь до трёх лет…

      1. Ну я 15 лет учусь на английском и его хуже говорю чем ты! То есть ты ещё на испанском или португальском свободно говоришь… Ты умница.. обалдеть !

        1. Хаха, спасибо ещё раз! Испанский я знаю примерно как английский. А ты не скромничай, наверняка твой английский не так уж плох… tu parles francais? ))))

  12. I enjoy dipping into your blog…to open and read one or the other of the posts written before. And either it is about Russian people, баня, квас or smell of the forest back home(scenery from “Долгая дорога в дюнах” just flashed in my mind), they bring back many endearing, colourful and a touch nostalgic memories from those days in the past. Ералаш, 1 tea bag for 2 cups of tea, сметана that goes with everything, дачa…so many details that can’ t not smile about. You have a gift of painting vivid pictures with words, and it is very much enjoyed. Thank you, Inna.

  13. LOL! :) “…literally fall off my seat and sort of wiggle on the ground for a while.” Now that’s funny! I totally get what you are saying about how people view you. If you’ve heard or read anything about the southern U.S., you know how wicked stereotypes can be. I think what is important is how we view ourselves. Write on, lady. Write on!!

    1. LOL thank you! I feel very pleased if I make someone laugh. And yes, that’s why I created this blog – I feel like I have a lot to write about. I really appreciate your comment… and visit :D
      P.S. Southern U.S. is awesome. End of story.

  14. It looks like a really special blog here, and I have only dipped in for a minute or two so far, but your intro is superbly dosed, and your attention to detail is exquisite – and can be seen by your Gravatar photo. I am looking forward to really looking through this blog! Thanks.

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