Jewish history in Riga

07 Dec 2023

In a time of rising antisemitism worldwide, it has never been more important to educate ourselves on the history of the Jewish community in Eastern Europe. Confronting such ...
24 Nov 2023

As a British student currently studying in Riga, I have found myself moved by the close relationship held between Latvians and their national heritage. Over the past two ...
27 Sep 2019

I have always known that Vera (Вера) is a Russian name, and when coming to Russia I wanted to learn more about it. I found out that there is actually a really interesting ...
10 Apr 2019

Every year on April 12, Cosmonautics Day commemorates the first manned space flight by Yuri Gagarin in 1961. This day is considered a significant date in the history and ...
07 Aug 2018

Born August 7, 1955 in the Moscow region, Vladimir Sorokin is an internationally acclaimed Russian writer. When I asked my babushka for recommendations of contemporary Russian ...
19 Aug 2017

During my time in St. Petersburg so far, I have walked past St. Isaac's Cathedral and been quietly impressed with it more times than I can say. However, I never took the time ...
05 Jul 2017

1399
With good reason known to these days as Catherine the Great, the Russian Empress was one of the most fascinating and powerful rulers ever. Despite her being an outsider, ...
08 Jun 2017

1991
June 9th marks the 345th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great. Here we review the life of one of Russia's most famous monarchs through of one his greatest legacies; ...
06 Jun 2017

Happy Birthday Pushkin! С днём рождения! St. Petersburg truly is Pushkin’s city, so to celebrate the great poet’s birthday why not experience the Northern Capital like he did? ...
08 Mar 2017

1590
Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite ...
24 Feb 2017

2260
Have you ever heard about Defender of the Fatherland Day? Or as it is called in Russian День защитника Отечества (Den’ zaschtschitnika Otschestva)? If not- Don't worry. I have ...
09 Nov 2016

Today, the 10th November, is the birthday of the world famous Russian inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov. He created the probably most popular gun in history, the AK-47. It is an ...