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4 Classic Russian Short Stories Set in St Petersburg

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 ...
12 Nov 2020

The concept of the Russian soul (русская душа) is quite famous, and describes the idea that certain character traits are unique to the Russian nation. It kind of goes ...
02 Jun 2020

Russian poet, English essayist and American citizen, Brodsky was born 80 years ago in St. Petersburg before living a unique life and leaving an important influence in ...
06 Apr 2020

If one culture is known for having influenced and played an important diplomatic role in Russia, it is France. Especially in St. Petersburg, and in its cultural and artistic ...
22 Mar 2020

If you have enjoyed binge-watching on Black Mirror and you are looking for something interesting to read, then you will probably appreciate a good old dystopian novel. For an ...
06 Jan 2020

St Petersburg’s heritage is steeped with literature. Literary greats such as Dostoevsky,  Pushkin, Gogol and Akhmatova have used the city as a backdrop for their works, ...
22 Oct 2019

Russia is simply a fascinating country: Studying its long and diverse history and its rich culture makes us understand the country and its people better. However, neither in ...
19 Jun 2019

The Scarlet Sails - or Алые Паруса (Alye Parusa) - is one of the main public events of the Russian Summer, and for any visitors who are lucky enough to be staying in ...
22 Oct 2018

A lesser known part of Russian history is the widespread emigration that happened during the Soviet Union. After the Communist revolution in 1917, a vast wave of 1-3 million ...
24 Aug 2018

Students of Russian literature sometimes complain about a gender imbalance on their course syllabi -- where are the Russian female writers!? To investigate this supposed ...
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 ...
08 Aug 2018

Moscow is the most important city in Russia, not only from the economic and financial point of view, but especially because it is a vast cultural centre, boasting a rich ...