Jan Fabre’s Exhibition – Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty

Jan Fabre's Ausstellung

The Hermitage has opened its doors to one of the most famous and most discussed artists of the modern art scene: Jan Fabre. His exhibition ‘Knight of Despair/Warrior of Beauty’ features a multifaceted collection of more than 200 artworks, ranging from pencil sketches to a woman’s dress, made out of beetles.  The exhibition spreads over… Continue reading

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15 Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch – Warum Russen immer “Ja” sagen

Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch

Die russische Sprache umfasst Schätzungen zufolge circa 500.000 Wörter. Dazu zählen auch Lehnwörter aus anderen Sprachen, wie zum Beispiel ресторан (restaran) aus dem Französischen oder ландшафт (landschaft) aus dem Deutschen. Doch aufgepasst, manchmal sehen sich Russische und deutsche Wörter zum Verwechseln ähnlich oder klingen fast gleich, haben jedoch unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. In der Linguistik bezeichnet man solche… Continue reading

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March 8th – Celebrating Women’s Day in Russia

March 8th - Celebrating Women's Day in Russia

Every year on March 8th Russian women become the center of attention. This day is reserved for Russian men to pamper their wife, girlfriend, mother, sisters and favorite female co-workers with flowers, little presents or just an extra bit of attention. In a way, Women’s Day in Russia is like a mixture between Valentine’s and… Continue reading

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Taking pen friendship to the next level: How I study Russian with Whatsapp

How to study Russian with Whatsapp

During my stay in St.Petersburg I was learning so many new words and phrases in Russian and started to think of ways to use them in everyday life. But with whom should I speak? I didn’t know anyone in Saint Petersburg and throughout the week I was usually very busy. As I took out my… Continue reading

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5 Most Important Facts about Defender of the Fatherland Day

Defender of the Fatherland Day

Have you ever heard about Defender of the Fatherland Day? Or as it is called in Russian День защитника Отечества (Den’ zaschtschitnika Otschestva)? If not- Don’t worry. I have gathered the most important information for you in the list below. Do not miss this chance to expand your knowledge of Russian culture and history! What… Continue reading

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