Social Media is my passion and I truly believe in its power and relevance to any aspect of modern life. A strong desire to keep abreast of the latest developments in the exciting and highly dynamic world of Social Media inspired me to start this blog. As a native Russian speaker I have an excellent opportunity to make my observations and comparisons about developments in Social Media both in Russian and English. The Russian web is expanding rapidly, and despite the fact that English is the universal language of the Internet, there are plenty of cultural nuances in the Russian digital universe worth highlighting. The Internet has broadened horizons for individuals and businesses and keeps building bridges between various cultures and societies.However, language difference still is the main barrier that affects the free flow of online communication. In this blog I want to go beyond the language curtain and write about my discoveries of the Russian blogosphere in two languages, relating to and learning from my UK experiences.