A Small Dictionary of Victory Day

Perhaps the most famous Russian holiday, Victory Day or 9 May celebrates the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany in the Second World War (or “Great Patriotic War”, as Russians call it). On this day celebrations and commemorative events are held all over Russia, among which the huge parade on Red Square in Moscow is… Continue reading

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Discover St. Petersburg Through the Eyes of Five Russian Writers

Perhaps one of the world’s best cultural destinations, St. Petersburg has inspired a great number of artists through the ages. Many poets have been drawn to “the most abstract and intentional city of the entire globe”, amongst them Pushkin, Gogol and Dostoevsky to name just a few. So why not discover this beautiful and charming… Continue reading

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Tsiferblat, a place where you can make your time count!

Once upon a time a group of young poetry enthusiasts rented a little flat – “the tree house” – in the heart of Moscow. There, they could do whatever they pleased: reading books, playing the piano, chat with friends, drink coffee and they could do it for free (payment was totally voluntary). Six years have… Continue reading

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