Top 3 reforms Ukraine will see in 2017

As it has been announced in the New Year message of President Petro Poroshenko, the largest European country will continue its reforms in 2017. Kp.ua authors discussed top 3 reforms Ukraine will see in the new year. Top 3 reforms launching in Ukraine this year Education Changes in Ukraine’s educational system will come into effect…

Top 10 regions for local tourism in Russia

Center for Informational Communications “Rating” together with the magazine “Otdykh v Rossii” (Vacationing in Russia) revealed the list of top 10 regions for local tourism. Local tourism in Russia The ranking includes 85 destinations. Moscow is ranked the country’s most attractive place for visiting, as expected. Saint Petersburg holds the second position. Here are the…

Caring people live longer

Scientists discovered that caring people live longer. Those who help their family and care for others are more likely to reach an advanced age. So, if you want to live a long life, think of ways to care for others—family, grandchildren, or assisting the community. You will not only feel happier but also have a…

Office parties in Russia: What happens there

In December 2016 Paramount studio released a hilarious comedy called Office Christmas Party starring Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, and T.J. Miller. Since Russians celebrate the New Year Eve as the main event of the year (and not Christmas as in western countries), the season holiday parties are devoted to this theme. Russian annual office parties are…

Заботливые люди живут дольше

Ученым удалось выяснить, что заботливые люди живут дольше. Те, кто оказывают помощь своим близким, имеют прекрасные шансы на долгожительство. Однако, все хорошо в меру. Переусердствование может дать обратный эффект. Почему заботливые люди живут дольше? Международная команда ученых изучила данные о продолжительности жизни 500 людей в возрасте от 70 до 103 лет, которые были собраны между…

My Russian sister

This is a personal story. Some men reading Elena’s blog ask how Russian women are able to live exciting lives on their seemingly low wages (USD $200-500 a month). When I hear such questions I cannot help thinking about my sister Irina. Her life is a bright example of how Russian girls live wonderful lives earning…