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Goodbye Saint Petersburg!

27 Dec 2021

After 15 weeks in Saint Petersburg, the time has finally come to say goodbye and fly home to the UK! Although this was not my first time in Russia (I spent two weeks here in ...
27 Nov 2021

Before coming to Russia, I had been warned of Russian winters. Whenever I told people that I would be here until December, a typical response referred to the freezing ...
22 Nov 2021

Despite having studied Russian for over 6 years, since being in Russia, I have discovered lots about Russian culture that I never knew before. Being in the country offers a ...
15 Nov 2021

Having spent some time at a Russian university, I have found it interesting to compare education in Russia with the approach in the UK. While in general, teaching styles ...
08 Nov 2021

First popular in the US, e-scooters have become increasingly widespread across America and European capitals in the past decade. However, this new trend reached Russia ...
10 Oct 2021

I remember it very well. It was summer 2018 in Switzerland and I was walking home after having finished my working day at the institute where I was doing my internship. I ...
06 Oct 2021

As we humans love music, it is to be expected that the audiovisual material we consume the most is music videos. Therefore, hits such as "Despacito", "Shape of You" and "See ...
27 Sep 2021

Before visiting Russia, I had never tried Georgian cuisine, and barely even heard of it. However, since arriving in St Petersburg, I have seen and visited almost as many ...
22 Sep 2021

The whole world is divided into 24 time zones, and Russia alone covers eleven of them, making it the country with the most consecutive time zones in the world. The time in ...
21 Sep 2021

Situated on the Mamayev Kurgan-hill (Мамаев курган) in Volgograd (former Stalingrad) in Southern Russia, stands a magnificent statue which commemorates the sufferings, ...
02 Aug 2021

I study at Durham University, which is twinned with the Russian city of Kostroma, located North-East of Moscow. This connection between the cities has led to me learning a ...
19 Jul 2021

The long-awaited 2020 Tokyo Olympics are about to finally begin, with the opening ceremony taking place on Friday 23rd July. But what events is Russia likely to succeed in, ...