Category Archive: Russian Friends

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents – Returning to Akincilar

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) Returning to Akincilar By Ralph Kratzer I came in contact with Akincilar/Lurucina (Greek Cypriot name: Louroujina) for the first time in my life through our TFR… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents – Bowling Cup of the Nations – January 2014

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC (TFR) TFR Bowling Cup of the Nations January 2014 By Ralph Kratzer The first bowling tournament in the new year was the best-attended since the launch of… Continue reading

The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – Picture Gallery 2013

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC Picture Gallery 2013 By Ralph Kratzer In addition to my “Review of the Year 2013″ about the events, trips and travels of “The Foreign Residents in the… Continue reading

North Cyprus – The Foreign Residents in the TRNC put to Sea!

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC put to Sea! by Ralph Kratzer Last Wednesday 13 members of the TFR joined a boat trip which was organized by Margaretha Linden, a Swedish member of… Continue reading

Russian woman in North Cyprus accident

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Russian expatriate dies in tragic accident By Margaret Sheard We have received tragic news from the Russian community in North Cyprus that one of their fellow expatriates, while riding home on her bicycle… Continue reading

The Story of the Dog “Laika”

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC – TFR The Story of the Dog “Laika” by Ralph Kratzer Very often I am asked why my dog´s name is “Laika”…….. I’ll tell you the story:… Continue reading

TRNC Russian Information Guide – No 10.

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Russian Information Guide No. 10 When you come to live in a foreign country the one thing you need to know is what’s on and where and who offers what. The English speaking… Continue reading

Whats New on BRT Television 13/04/2013

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Television News from BRT By Can Gazi This week my guest is Diana Peek. She is on the Kyrenia Animal Rescue committee and we will be talking about both KAR dog shows coming… Continue reading

Whats New on BRT Television 06/04/2013

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Television News from BRT By Can Gazi On Saturday 6th April at 4.30pm the guest on my show “A Cup of Conversation”  is Al August Jnr, the owner of the Bamboo Beach Club in Alsancak. Al is… Continue reading

Whats New on BRT Television 30/03/2013

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Television News from BRT By Can Gazi On Saturday 30th March at 4.30pm the guests on my show “A Cup of Conversation” are Bidi McIntyre and Steve Templeman. They are two artists with very different… Continue reading

Russian Fair in Baris Park, North Cyprus

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Russian Fair at Bariș Park By Margaret Sheard On Sunday 17th March, the Russian Community celebrated Maslenitsa and having missed it last year we  made sure we went along this year to join… Continue reading

The St. Petersburg Trio perform in Bellapais Abbey

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Classical Concert in Bellapais Abbey by Ralph Kratzer On Saturday 9th March I had the great pleasure to be invited to the classical concert event “Master Musicians Reunite for a Recital After 30… Continue reading

Editor in Chief of the first Russian newspaper in North Cyprus

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The Foreign Residents in the TRNC  30 Minutes with the Secretary by Ralph Kratzer  Interview No. 7. Meeting with Yuliya Skripko from the Russian Observer On Wednesday 6th March  I followed a suggestion of… Continue reading

Custom car painting in North Cyprus

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Custom car painting in North Cyprus  By Dasha Denisova This article will be very beautiful and interesting, I promise. Not only because it deals with artwork, creativity and is full of bright colours… Continue reading

Second Russian Carnival comes to Kyrenia

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Maslenitsa comes to Kyrenia By Olesya Larina Maslenitsa (also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week), is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated during the last week… Continue reading

First Russian Carnival in North Cyprus

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First Russian Carnival in TRNC We were delighted to see our dear Russian friend Sergey Eletskikh had shared on Facebook a video by Nikita Tyr which shows the first Russian Carnival event held… Continue reading