In honor of Chernobyl

Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant explosion, an unimaginable disaster that would have been much worse were it not for the bravery of the Soviet people. Even though Chernobyl was the final nail in the Soviet Union’s coffin, it was the Soviet people who saved the world from a completeContinue reading “In honor of Chernobyl”

The blue sky of September 11th

by Arina Bocharova It was an ordinary morning. I went down to the first floor of the fire station for a cup of coffee before a new workday. The weather was fine, not like yesterday. Almost all week in New York it was raining and there even was a hurricane, and today I am amazedContinue reading “The blue sky of September 11th”

KnigaWorm Film Review: Thor Ragnarok

I am a massive Marvel Avengers fan (and I have a tattoo to prove it), so there’s never been an MCU movie I didn’t love. I hope that this retelling/review of Thor Ragnarok will be the first in a series, and I’ll get to cover all the MCU movies. Obviously, this retelling/review contains ALL THEContinue reading “KnigaWorm Film Review: Thor Ragnarok”

A day in a life

by Anya Babochenko This story is not about a dog… My main dream since childhood was to get a dog as a gift. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked them better than cats. When Nastya M, my school friend, went out for a walk with her Dachshund, my heart sank with resentment andContinue reading “A day in a life”

KnigaWorm Show Review: Schitt’s Creek, Seasons 1&2

I’ve heard a lot of praise for Schitt’s Creek over the past several years, but I never had the chance to watch it cause it wasn’t streaming on Russian Netflix and I have a complicated relationship with VPN services (in that, they never work for me, shutting down my entire Wifi system). And then suddenly,Continue reading “KnigaWorm Show Review: Schitt’s Creek, Seasons 1&2”

A day in a life

by Arina Bocharova It would seem that the morning began as usual. The sun was still shining outside the window, and the coffee machine had already brewed a new cup of coffee according to the timer. However, that day I felt differently, as if I would now leave the room, and someone unknown outside theContinue reading “A day in a life”

Book review: The Last Legion

by Anna Shornikova The Last Legion by Valerio Massimo Manfredi, an amusing historical novel The book is written by an Italian historian, writer, archaeologist and journalist Valerio Manfredi. Though the author is rather unknown, The Last Legion deserves attention as it combines features of a historical novel and a fantastic tale. The book will beContinue reading “Book review: The Last Legion”

Where was I on 9/11?

Hello, my name is Alice and I’m 40. I live in Manchester. I work as a radio host and also I run a weekend show, where I interview young famous people from different spheres. I’m going to tell you where I was on September 11 in 2001. That day and that time I was in Manchester, at home with my family – with my mother, brother and sister. It was an ordinary weekday. We had our family morning tea ceremony after the breakfast. I was a 4th year student of the faculty ofContinue reading “Where was I on 9/11?”