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A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg Summer Weather

03 Aug 2017

Exciting news from St. Petersburg: yesterday, for about two hours, we were blessed with the rare and exciting opportunity to see the sun. What’s more, as I write this the sun ...
31 Jul 2017

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Moscow to visit a good friend of mine, Olya, who lived in Saint Petersburg when I studied here a few years ago, and recently got married and ...
27 Jul 2017

I’ve always been a sucker for artsy spaces. Bookstores, coffee shops, galleries, studios–anywhere that sells crafts, handmade gizmos and gadgets and I’m there. I was, ...
21 Jul 2017

Despite all evidence to the contrary, it is, in fact, summer in St. Petersburg. Even though it’s been largely cold and rainy since my arrival in June, every once in awhile the ...
20 Jul 2017

A few weeks ago I did a spotlight on three must-read contemporary female Russian poets, and this time I’m following up with a spotlight on contemporary Russian prose. I’d ...
18 Jul 2017

Whenever I travel, my first order of business is to find the local rock gym. As a lifelong climbing (скалолазание) addict, I suffer near emotional collapse if there’s not a ...
13 Jul 2017

Confession number three: I might be a hypochondriac, or, in Russian, ипохондрик. At the first sign of a cold, I’m liable to convince myself that I’m about to die any variety ...
11 Jul 2017

I'm going to begin this post with another confession. In my last post, I admitted that I love marshrutkas, and in this one I'm going to come clean once again: I am ...
09 Jul 2017

Okay, I’ll admit it: I love marshrutkas. What could be finer than being smushed into a minivan with a gaggle of Russians while you zoom through St. Petersburg at breakneck ...
07 Jul 2017

One thing’s for certain: Russians love their poets. Ask any Russian to recite some poetry and they can draw from an impressively hefty arsenal. If you’re a student of Russian, ...
04 Jul 2017

Why am I writing a guide with a small dictionary about coffee in Russian? For me it’s the first week of Russian classes in St. Petersburg, which means that 1. After two ...
27 Jun 2017

Всем привет! My name is Emily, and I’ll be interning at Liden & Denz in St. Petersburg for the summer. This is my third time in Russia, and my second time living in ...