Goodbye – my compliments to the school

24 Feb 2017

This post will not be a goodbye to Russia, as I am not leaving Russia yet. In March, Luuk – you should read his articles – and I are taking the train to Vladivostok. This way, ...
20 Feb 2017

I am impressed by the number of construction projects that are running in the city right now. The Lakhta Center is a good example of incredible building speed. It is a ...
11 Feb 2017

Last year, the Dutch artist Margriet van Breevoort was asked to design a sculpture for the hallway of the LUMC hospital in Leiden. For this assignment, she designed a rather ...
31 Jan 2017

Vyborg is a town 130 kilometers to the northwest of Saint Petersburg, near the Gulf of Finland. It is a place with a long and turbulent history. Settlement dates from the 13th ...
19 Jan 2017

The Return (Russian: Возвращение) is a 2003 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Its director is also known for his movies The Banishment (Изгнание), Elena ...
10 Jan 2017

The last days were cold. The temperature fell to – 22ºC. The strong wind fanned the flames, as it blew the cold right in your face. I should add that I spent the last ...
22 Dec 2016

The Saint Petersburg metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world. To make things easier for passengers, every metro station has immense escalators. The majority ...
12 Dec 2016

Where I am from, people cover most distances by bike. Since my arrival in Saint Petersburg, I have walked a lot. Not only from home to school and vice versa, or to a certain ...
07 Dec 2016

This evening a special event will take place on Palace Square. The centuries old baroque facade of the Winter Palace will transform into the scene of an audiovisual art ...
06 Dec 2016

Hello readers, now I shall introduce myself. My name is Ramon Wensink, I am from the Netherlands and currently studying Russian at the Liden & Denz Institute in Saint ...