17 episodes

My name is Gigi Green and this is my new travel podcast about Russia, my travels through it, its history, some traditions and important holidays, sports, nature, education, everyday life, culture, Russian films, tv, internet and basically whatever the heck strikes my fancy about Russia. At least for the moment :)

Journeys with Gigi Gigi Green

    • Society & Culture

My name is Gigi Green and this is my new travel podcast about Russia, my travels through it, its history, some traditions and important holidays, sports, nature, education, everyday life, culture, Russian films, tv, internet and basically whatever the heck strikes my fancy about Russia. At least for the moment :)

    Episode #17 Russian winter holidays

    Episode #17 Russian winter holidays

    Do you wanna know how to make your winter holidays last longer? How to start celebrating in December and be merry and bright till the middle of January? Do you wanna celebrate Christmas again?  Have an epic New Year and then another smaller one? I have all the answers! :D

    • 33 min
    Episode #16 What is Russia made of

    Episode #16 What is Russia made of

    What are oblast, krai and okrug? And why do we have republics inside Russia? (Spoiler: because they are just different names for parts of the country!)

    • 17 min
    Episode #15 Gigi in Georgia

    Episode #15 Gigi in Georgia

    The country not the state. It borders Russia, I've been there and it's amazing! So I can give you some info in its history, what it's like and what to see there

    • 38 min
    Episode #14 Schools in Russia

    Episode #14 Schools in Russia

    When the school year starts? When it ends? What do children study? Why do I hate this whole system? Why oh why?

    • 36 min
    Episode #13 Russian fairy-tales

    Episode #13 Russian fairy-tales

    Kolobok, Morozko, Vasilisa the Beautiful and my best attempt to stage whisper :)

    • 29 min
    Episode #12 Vipassana (silent meditation retreat) in Russia

    Episode #12 Vipassana (silent meditation retreat) in Russia

    I've been to a silent meditation retreat just this month and I've a ton of things to say about it. Warning! My personal experience only! Don't pretend to know everything about it :)

    • 37 min

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