Wanted: Tower from the movie The Return

The Return (Russian: Возвращение) is a 2003 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev. Its director is also known for his movies The Banishment (Изгнание), Elena (Елена) and Leviathan (Левиафан). I have seen The Return several times, and still consider it as one of my favorites. The movie tells the story of Andrey and Ivan… Continue reading

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Frost at Ladoga Lake – genuine cold

Frost at Ladoga Lake The last days were cold. The temperature fell to – 22ºC. The strong wind fanned the flames, as it blew the cold right in your face. I should add that I spent the last weekend on the banks of the Ladoga Lake, which made staying outside for longer than an hour… Continue reading

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CKA Ice Hockey Club Saint Petersburg

Ever heard something about the Ice Hockey Club of Saint Petersburg? To be honest, I did not even know that Saint Petersburg has its own Ice Hockey Club. I heard about it for the first time, when a friend asked me if I can get some souvenir from CKA shop on Nevsky Prospekt. So therefore,… Continue reading

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Five things to do on the escalator of the metro

Five things you can do on the escalator of the Saint Petersburg metro The Saint Petersburg metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world. To make things easier for passengers, every metro station has immense escalators. The majority of the escalator goers just stares blankly into space as they descend. But, this… Continue reading

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24 HOURS WITH…

24 HOURS WITH…

24 HOURS WITH… A lot of stores in Saint-Petersburg is open 24 hours a day. THE ПРОДУКТЫ This literally means ‘products’ and is the name of small food stores which can be found in almost every street in the city. You can go there 24 hours a day to buy bread, juice, chocolate and cigarettes.… Continue reading

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