Cat Craze in St. Petersburg

Cat Craze in St. Petersburg With the “International Day of St. Petersburg’s Cats” (Всемирный день петербургских котов) coming up this weekend, I decided to let my inner crazy-cat-lady go wild for a week. Without further ado, here are my findings of the lengthy investigation about pretty much everything feline-related in this cat-crazed city. Why is… Continue reading

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Mariinsky Experience: Why Opera Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List

Mariinsky Experience: Why Opera Should be on Everyone’s Bucket List Allow me to start this blog post off with a disclaimer: I decided to join my friends to an opera for the sole purpose of scratching off a point from my bucket list. Though I am an avid an of the performing arts and enjoy… Continue reading

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From one cold city to another! Meet the newest Liden & Denz intern.

Hi! My name is Liz. I am from Minnesota in the United States, and am the newest intern at Liden & Denz. From exploring Russian history to finding great places to study, I hope to share what I find in St Petersburg with you. This is my fourth time in St Petersburg, but my first… Continue reading

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The Best Russian Meat-Free Meals

Russian cuisine is delicious and varied, but meat does play a large role in the national diet. After all, this is a country famous for its kotleti (котлеты), shashlik (шашлык), and borscht (борщ). So how can a vegetarian try some traditional Russian food? Surprisingly, meat-free meals aren’t that hard to find, and plenty of dishes… Continue reading

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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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