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Russian Academy course: A complete overview of Russian history

18 Jun 2021

If you've been keeping up with these blogs, you might know that I have finally made it to Russia! Although I had to isolate for two weeks upon arrival, thankfully this has now ...
04 Mar 2020

I was surprised that even though we had articles on particular Petersburg monuments, we had no article about the overall History of St. Petersburg… so here we go! When I told ...
21 Jul 2017

It is a well-known fact that St. Petersburg’s architecture is some of the most beautiful in the world, but what about the secrets behind it? I went on a guided tour of the ...
05 Jul 2017

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With good reason known to these days as Catherine the Great, the Russian Empress was one of the most fascinating and powerful rulers ever. Despite her being an outsider, ...
14 Jan 2016

I want to dedicate this article to Russian superstitions and traditions extremely common and practiced until today by the majority of the population. Most of them are rooted ...
14 Jan 2016

As many of you know, everywhere in the world this day, January 1st, is a day off, especially because we all celebrated welcoming the new year with familiy and friends; ...
14 Jan 2016

Unlike us the Russian Christmas is celebrated on the 7th January, like in the rest of the slavic countries. As in our culture, this day marks the birth of Christ. Although its ...
14 Jan 2016

Kamchatka was founded on the Kamchatka Peninsula in 2007. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski is the oldest town of Russian Far East with 196 thousand residents. The climate on the ...
24 Jun 2015

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Yesterday we were lucky enough to pilot the new Liden & Denz free interactive tours! These tours will take place every other Tuesday and are a great chance to get to know ...
27 May 2015

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May 27th 1703 marked the day that the first stones were laid to build the fortress that would protect St. Petersburg from the Swedes. This fortress is called the St. Peter and ...
28 Mar 2015

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What and Where is The Yusupov Palace? The Yusupov Palace (Юсуповский  дворец), like its name suggests, used to belong to the Yusupov Family, a Russian noble family descended ...
22 Feb 2015

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This day was first celebrated in 1918, when it was first named День Красной Армии (Red Army Day). Years later it was changed to День Советской Армии и Военно-Морского флота ...