Siberia, here I am! 

13920857_10210473819548184_7670395924289235877_nHello everyone!

My name is Federica and I am the new EVS volunteer. I am from Valenza Po, a small town in Piedmont, in the North of Italy. Valenza is an international goldsmith centre, specialized in jewellery production, cradle of the secular handcraft tradition

I studied Foreign Languages at the University of Pavia, a town in Lombardy, not so far from Milan. I am specialized in English, French and Russian. Continue reading

A new volunteer from Scotland!

CampbeltownHello! My name is Emily and I’m the new EVS volunteer for Interra. I arrived in Krasnoyarsk on Sunday and I will live, work and study here for the next six months. I was born in Germany and my family moved to the UK when I was 3 years old. My parents and I live in Scotland in a small town called Campbeltown, and I study Russian, German and Ukrainian at Cambridge University in the south of England. Continue reading

How to see an Italian film doubled in Russian arriving half an hour late?

kinograf_1Friday. Night has already fallen. The film (8.5 by Fellini) starts at 8 pm. It’s 8.30 pm. I’m on a street, in search of the cinema Kinograf, 153, Proletarian Street. We are in Russia! No cinema on the horizon. It’s cold. Everything is fine. Not a cat. Anyway, in my opinion, a cat would not help me finding where 8.5 by Fellini is broadcasted. I do not know why, cats are not fans of Fellini. I have often had occasion to notice it. Continue reading

An Estonian volunteer Krismar has arrived..

zcl44k7bwwgTere! ( in Estonia hello) My name is Krismar ( not Christmas, as my international friends call me). I am an Estonian volunteer who arrived in Krasnoyarsk as a volunteer. To be honest, it was not very easy to explain to my parents and friends that why on Earth will Estonian go to Siberia as a volunteer! It was a challenge and I managed. Now I am here. I really like the river Yennisei, fresh air and amazing parks. Continue reading

First days of a French guy in Krasnoïarsk

It is Saturday morning, I arrive at the airport. On the microphone, a speaker announces Krasnoyarsk. While the plane begins to lose altitude, I am feeling a mix between stress and excitation. The great moment approaches. Within a few minutes, maybe more, I will meet for the first time Aygul, who is going to welcome me during nine months. It was around five a.m. in Krasnoyarsk. Aygul and her mother were waiting for me. Thanks a lot to them for waking up so early to welcome me and bring me by car until the flat!

When we arrived in Aygul’s district, I was astonished to see free dogs running outside, near the buildings. They are not really dangerous, though it is preferable not to touch them.

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