By Heart Poetry: A Very Russian Obsession

07 Aug 2023

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Picture the scene: I had been trawling through the basement of the university languages library, and had finally got my hands on a translation of Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin. At ...
17 Jul 2023

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The Russian literary tradition presents and interprets many landscapes. From the frozen wastes of Siberia, to the metropoles of Petersburg and Moscow, and even lands where ...
05 May 2023

Any lover of Russian literature will have undoubtedly come across the likes of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov as it is these ‘fathers of the classics’ that Western readers ...
20 Sep 2022

  If you ever decide to pick up any book written in the 19th century in Russian, you will surely come across SLOVOERS. But what is that and what should you know about ...
18 Jul 2021

St Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been the inspiration for many authors ever since. If you are interested in becoming familiar with some of the most famous Russian ...
31 Oct 2018

"This is a city of half-crazy people... there are few places where you'll find so many gloomy, harsh and strange influences on the soul of a man as in St Petersburg." ( Fyodor ...
09 Aug 2018

In St Petersburg, many of the former homes of famous writers of Russian literature have been preserved and are now open to visit. These small museums are often made up of at ...
19 Mar 2018

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If you love Russian literature, St. Petersburg is a dream destination. Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Nabokov… Almost all the great Russian writers spent time in this ...
21 Sep 2017

Autumn is one of the most beautiful and colourful times of the year. It's a poetic season during which Russia strongly reveals her beauty: colours change from green into gold, ...
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? ...
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 ...
17 Feb 2017

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If you ask me, the process of learning a language is never easy. Foreign vocabulary and grammatical structures do not just fly into your brain during sleep. However, I am ...