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A night at the ballet: Romeo and Juliet

29 Sep 2021

Ballet is a renowned feature of Russian culture, having been a part of Russia since the 17th century. To this day, the country boasts some of the world's premiere dance ...
14 Apr 2020

Yesterday I spent the afternoon trying to put in place all flyers, tickets, playbills, maps etc., that I brought with me from Russia. Piles of names and places that occupied ...
04 Mar 2020

This month the Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg presents a wide choice of events for all ballet and music lovers! Apart from the festival Virtuosi of the Flute, which is ...
20 Aug 2018

Helene Sand Andresen, Deputy Director for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, knows exactly when to speak up, exactly what to say, and exactly when to listen. Her rich ...
24 Jul 2018

It is no secret that the world’s best ballet dancers are made at Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. The oldest Russian school of ballet is known for its strict admission ...
03 Apr 2018

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Ballet has its origins in 15th century Italy. Although the art form quickly spread to the rest of Western Europe, it wasn’t introduced to Russia until much later, as part of ...
13 Oct 2017

Every country has its own sports, like how Brazil has football or Austria has skiing. And Russia is no different. This blog is all about the wealth of sport that you can watch ...
27 Jul 2017

[caption id="attachment_49407" align="alignleft" width="300"] Did your family even visit if you didn't take a selfie in front of the Hermitage[/caption] If you are spending ...
22 Jan 2017

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It doesn’t take a Russophile to know the name Tchaikovsky and be able to enjoy all the way from overture to the grand finale. It doesn’t even take a music genius. ...
06 Dec 2016

I would like to present you one of the most famous person that was born in Riga. Mikhail Nikolaevitch Baryshnikov was a dance virtuoso and even known by non-balletomanes. He ...
19 May 2016

The Bolshoi theatre is a world-renowned music hall and one of Moscow’s main landmarks. As a classical music enthusiast and in my current situation, which involves wearing ...
19 Aug 2014

If you want to learn something about Russian history and at the same time enjoy a unique folk program, then you have to see the Russian National Dance Show Kostroma. This ...