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October 8: Leo Tolstoy rejected the Nobel Prize

08 Oct 2014

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108 years ago today, one of the world’s greatest authors rejected the Nobel Prize: Leo Tolstoy! When the first Nobel Prize winner, the French poet Rene Sully-Prudhomme, ...
01 Oct 2014

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With its streets flooded with chic and stylish individuals, is it any wonder that St. Petersburg is considered not only the cultural, but also the fashion capital of Russia? ...
26 Sep 2014

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The time has come for me to say goodbye, and leave the city that has so easily become home. It’s difficult for me to separate out my impressions of the St. Petersburg from my ...
25 Sep 2014

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The best possible way to get really well acquainted with a city is to get involved with as many local events and customs as possible. If you’re currently studying in Riga, ...
24 Sep 2014

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Over the next couple of months, big names from both Russia and around the globe will appear in some of the city’s best venues. Tickets for big acts are always popular and sell ...
23 Sep 2014

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When you need a day off from the sheer scale and pace of Moscow, you know it’s time for a day trip. There are a few excellent choices on hand, but one of most unusual (and ...
22 Sep 2014

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If you’re in St. Petersburg, one of the things you’ve probably done is pay a visit to the Крейсер Аврора (Cruiser Aurora). This magnificent ship is widely regarded as the ...
19 Sep 2014

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Tomorrow there will be a chance for students from the school to visit the fascinating island town of Кронштадт (Kronstadt). The excursion only takes place once each month, so ...
18 Sep 2014

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There are some events that are simply not to be missed. This October, internationally renowned theatre company ‘Cirque du Soleil Rus’ will proudly join hands with ‘Cirque ...
17 Sep 2014

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While you’re in Riga, one place you should definitely visit is the Tropical Butterfly House, nestled away in the picturesque Botanical Gardens of the University of Riga. If ...
16 Sep 2014

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Recently, you may have noticed something different about the streets of Moscow. This month, artists have transformed the city into a vast canvas during the first biennale ...
15 Sep 2014

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Cyclists! You may not be aware of this, but you have a peasant by the name of ‘Efim Artamonov’ to thank for your preferred mode of transport. On September 15th, 1801, the ...