New Year’s at Club BSB in Vladivostok

Club BSB Пр.Красного Знамени, 66 Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Sunday 9:00 pm – 5:00 am Cafe Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Entrance Fee: 500 rubles Table Reservation: 1000...

Satisfied Dragon Cafeteria in Vladivostok

The Satisfied Dragon / Сытый Горыныч ул.Адмирала Фокина, 4а Hours of Operation:  Monday –Friday – 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Saturday – Sunday – 11:00 am – 12:00 am Meals from $5 The Satisfied Dragon,...

Jazz Festival in Vladivostok

VIII Международный джазовый фестиваль / VIII International Jazz Festival  Приморская Краевая Филармония / Primorskyi Krai Philharmonic Светланская ул., 15 / Svetlanskaya Street, 15    Tickets: 300 – 3000 Rubles As a former trombone player who...

Pizza Land in Vladivostok

Pizza Land ул. Фонтанная, 35  Hours of Operation: Daily from 10am – 10pm Price: $7-$10 A tasty, cheap place for pizza in Vladivostok is the appropriately named Pizza Land. It’s located downtown, a few blocks...

KVN Primorsky League Final in Vladivostok

Приморский КВН Финал / Primorsky KVN Final Fesco Hall, Vladivostok  Verkhneportovaya Street, 38 Cost: 200 per ticket I was lucky enough to get invited to this cultural event by my Russian friend, Lena, who had...

Oki Doki Pizza in Vladivostok

Оки Доки / Oki Doki (Pizzeria and Russian Café) Алеутская, 11  Pizza for 208 Rubles There are quite a few pizza places sprawled about Vladivostok. You’ve got Pizza land, Pizza Bar, Pizza Mia, etc. But,...

International Jazz Festival in Vladivostok

VIII Международный джазовый фестиваль / VIII International Jazz Festival  Приморская Краевая Филармония / Primorskyi Krai Philharmonic Светланская ул., 15 / Svetlanskaya Street, 15    Tickets: 300 – 3000 Rubles As a former trombone player who...

Tochka Sushi in Vladivostok

Точка Суши  / Tochka Sushi  ул. Светланская, 4  Hours of Operation: Daily from 10:00 am – 12:00 am Price: $8-$12, Business Lunch for ~$8 Being from central Illinois, I don’t eat a whole lot of...

Kofeika Cafeteria in Vladivostok

Кофейка / Kofeika Cafeteria / Coffee-Cocktail Bar Светланская ул., 23 Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours a day (круглосуточно) Price: $4-$8 (as low as 100 rubles for business lunch) Usually when I ask locals for...

Republic Restaurant in Vladivostok

Republic Океанский проспект, 17  Hours of Operation: Sun – Mon – 10:00 am – 11:00 pm, Fri – Sat – 10:00 am – 12:00 am Meals for ~$5-$8 It’s my first time in Vladivostok, so...

Primorsky State Museum in Vladivostok

Приморский Государственный Объединенный Музей им. В.К. Арсеньева / Primorsky State Associated Museum of V.K. Arsenyev Светланская ул., 20 / Svetlanskaya Street, 20   Hours of Operation: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday Cost: 100...

Museum of Automotoantiquity in Vladivostok

Музей Автомотостарины / Museum of Automotoantiquity  ул. Сахалинская, 2А / Sakhalinskaya Street, 2A  Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday Cost: 50 Rubles I recently went to the Музей Автомотостарины, (The...

Oh Wow Blini in Vladivostok

 Ух ты, блин / Oh Wow, Blin (Dang) 9 улица Адмирала Фокина Blini/Pancake House Meals for $5 – $8 The mere name of the restaurant, Ух ты, блин, was enough to get me interested in...

Paleo Village in Vladivostok

Paleo Village  Near Nakhodka Village, 3 hours from Vladivostok Open from 10am to 6pm, Closed Mondays Entrance: 1000-1500 Rubles (not including transportation) Have you ever been curious about who lived in Russia’s Far East before...

Vladivostok: Fort No. 7

By Lisa Horner Lisa Horner works for SRAS in program development and student relations. Each month the SRAS newsletter features news and information about Russia! Vladivostok, along with dozens of other cities, was a closed...

Interview with Robert Chandler: Translation as a Career and a Love

Robert Chandler graduated with a BA in Russian and English Literature from Leeds University.  His translations from Russian include Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate and Everything Flows, Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and Aleksander Pushkin’s The Captain’s Daughter. His co-translations of...

Anne Fisher: Translation and Interpreting as Professions

Dr. Anne Fisher holds a Ph.D. in Russian Literature from The University of Michigan. She has taught Russian in several institutes of higher learning and is now a professional translator and interpertor living in California....

Interview with Chet Bowling: Business and Racism in Russia

Chet Bowling holds an MA in Law from the Russian People’s Friendship University in Russia and an MBA from Kingston University in the United Kingdom. He co-founded Alinga Consulting Group, a business providing accounting, legal, and...

Tabitha Smith: Practical Pulsars

Tabitha Smith completed a customized Russian as a Second Language (RSL) program with The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) during the summer of 2009. The program combined a month of RSL in St. Petersburg, Russia,...

Interview with Devin Connolly: War & Peace & Tourism

Devin Connolly participated in SRAS’s Russian as a Second Language program in St. Petersburg over the summer of 2004. She has since turned her love of language and traveling into a career with MIR, a specialty US-based tourism...

Michele Whaley: Teaching Russian in Alaska Schools

Michele Whaley is a high school Russian teacher in Anchorage, Alaska. She recently took some time to tell us of her personal travels to Russia and the USSR, the many paths her students have taken...

The Accidental Translator: Interview with Nora Favorov

Nora Favorov is a freelance, professional translator working in the Russian>English market and is an active member of the American Translator Association. She recently took some time from her piles of manuscripts to talk about how...

Terah Yaroch: Qualified for United Nations Employment

Terah Yaroch participated in The School of Russian and Asian Studies’ RSL program in Irkutsk over the summer of 2006. With this international experience, and an ambitious BA from the University of South Dakota which included a double major in International...

Owen Murray: Study Abroad in Later Life

Owen Murray started learning Russian late in life after meeting several Russian businessmen at a Rotary Club in California. He has since learned much of the language, traversed much of European Russia, and made a...

Baruch M. Gurfein: New Tech in Moldova

Baruch M. Gurfein is a former AOL business development executive (ICQ) who is now Founding Partner & CEO at New Tech, a successful investment and business development company. New Tech has focused on the former...

Michael Kogan: Teaching and Living in Russia

Michael Kogan has an undergraduate degree in history from Indiana University.  He plans to attend the University of Toronto next year to study Soviet history.  In the interim, he has been teaching English at the American Home...