Hurricane emergency kit from Russia

As hurricane Sandy is getting closer, we offer you a Russian emergency kit to deal with it

As hurricane Sandy is getting closer, we offer you a Russian emergency kit to deal with it

We know that many of our American friends are stuck at home for the arrival of hurricane Sandy - so we have prepared a Russian "hurricane emergency kit" to keep you entertained and cheer you up a little.

Our essential guide to Russia's literary masterpieces - nothing is quite like Crime and Punishment or Anna Karenina to make time go by (and feel better about your current state).

Our full series of recipes for Russian-style comfort food - may we suggest the deliciously autumnal millet kasha with pumpkin?

An indispensable selection of good music to dance around your apartment as the world outside turns upside down - Balalike it! should provide you with the perfect fix.

A good dose of Russian scary movies - aptly selected in time for this Frankenstorm.


▪ You can also watch these (not scary) Russian movies with English subtitles: On Netflix, Instand Queue

Brother (1997), Action, NR

Roads to Koktebel (2003), Drama, NR


Island (2007), Drama, NR


The Return (2003), Drama, NR

The Vanished Empire (2008), Drama. NR


Ward #6 (2009), Drame, NR

▪ And if you are still wondering how to kill some time…maybe the time has come for you to start learning the Russian alphabet! This video will help.


▪ You can also find more serious tips here.


Read on Russian Cocktails to drink for the end of the world on next page!


  • Russian Cocktail
    • Ingredients:
      • 1/2 jigger vodka
      • 1/2 jigger gin
      • 1/2 jigger creme de cacao
      • ice cubes
    • Directions:
      • Shake together the vodka, gin, creme de cacao and ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


  • Black Russian
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 1/2 ounce vodka
      • 3/4 ounce coffee flavored brandy
    • Directions:
      • Pour over ice cubes in old-fashioned cocktail glass.


  • Red Russian
    • Ingredients:
      • 1 ounce strawberry liqueur
      • 1 ounce vodka
      • 1 ounce cream
    • Directions:
      • Using a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.


  • Tolstoy Tang
    • Ingredients:
      • 2oz Russian Standard Original
      • 1oz lemon juice
      • Splash of simple sugar syrup
    • Directions:
      • Shake with ice and strain into a glass. Garnish with a slice of lemon on the edge of the glass.


  • Moscow Mule
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz Russian Standard Original
      • 2oz Ginger Ale
    • Directions:
      • Pour the ginger ale over ice into a glass. Add Russian Standard Original and stir. Garnish with a slice of lime.


  • Mango Siberian Sunrise
    • Ingredients:
      • 2 oz Russian Standard Original
      • Juice of half a lime
      • 1 teaspoon of sugar
      • 1/4 Mango
      • Garnish with mango slice.
    • Directions:
      • Blend ingredients with crushed ice and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

White Russian cocktail can warm you up

  • White Russian
    • Ingredients:
      • 50ml (5 parts) Vodka
      • 20ml (2 parts) Coffee liqueur
      • 30ml (3 parts) fresh cream
    • Directions:
      • Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.


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Be safe and the best of luck to all of you!

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