Дача: Dacha

The unfinished dacha near St. Pete

“Being near a lake, and surrounded by valuable cropland, dachas are fiercely fought over, but usually passed down generations with the children sharing the parent’s dacha. Also, a very casual atmosphere prevails. Some dachas, like the St Pete one, don’t have running water, others like the Zgrad one were the retirement homes of the grandparents, but neither requires more than a pair of shorts and swim trunks.”

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“Cyrillic alphabet (Кириллица)

The Cyrillic alphabet is named after St. Cyril, a missionary from Byzantium. It was invented sometime during the 10th century AD, possibly by St. Kliment of Ohrid, to write the Old Church Slavonic language. The Cyrillic alphabet achieved its current form in 1708 during the reign of Peter the Great. Four letters were eliminated from the alphabet in a 1917/18 reform.”



*Moleskinerie in Cyrillic via Mashke