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How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia!

26 Feb 2021

If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually ...
25 Sep 2017

Not only people travel, also words do! When a word is adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation it is called loanword. Loanwords are ...
08 Jun 2017

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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; ...
26 May 2017

St. Petersburg is world-renowned for its architectural beauty, unique history, and impressive literary heritage. But how did the city get its wonderful reputation? From Peter ...
30 Nov 2016

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Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown ...
04 Jul 2016

As you head west from Red Square along the Moskva river, you will no doubt spot a rather prominent statue - the monument to Russian Tsar Peter the Great. The statue was ...
01 Dec 2014

The most important victory Peter the Great won is a rather unknown battle called The Battle of Poltava. In took place in 1709 is  in terms of international history, but the ...