Farewell, Tilly!

Farewell, Tilly! The time has come, once again… I must bid farewell to a fellow intern and dear friend. Tilly Hicklin is on her way back to Bristol, but I didn’t let her leave without having her sit down with me first: Here’s our talk about her Russian experience! Tilly, tell me a little about… Continue reading

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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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Pushkin’s Footprints in St. Petersburg

Happy Birthday Pushkin! С днём рождения! St. Petersburg truly is Pushkin’s city, so to celebrate the great poet’s birthday why not experience the Northern Capital like he did? From the majestic Bronze Horseman to the scene of his final duel, take a look at the places which are now forever associated with Pushkin.   The… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of White Nights

Summertime in St. Petersburg wouldn’t be complete without the famous White Nights. From May to July, the Northern Capital truly becomes the city which never sleeps! Check out this small dictionary to find out more about the legendary White Nights.   1) Алые паруса (Scarlet Sails) Алые паруса is the biggest celebration of the White… Continue reading

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg

Eight Things You Didn’t Know About St. Petersburg 1. The Lucky Cat Yelisei Looking for some luck? Make your way towards Malaya Sadovaya street (Малая Садовая улица) and look for a bronze cat sitting on a platform up over your head — in the eaves of the Eliseyev Emporium. Legend has it that throwing a coin to the… Continue reading

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