Tramway over the ice of the Neva river

Tramway

Tramway over the ice of the Neva river The first tram system ran through the streets of Saint-Petersburg in 1865. A ticket for a ride with this horsecar cost 5 kopeks. When you decided to travel on the roof it only cost 3 kopeks. From 1895 till 1910, a very unusual way of crossing the… Continue reading

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Sunny Day in Moscow: Enjoying the Winter From The Inside

sunny day

Sunny Day in Moscow: Enjoying the Winter From The Inside On a unique sunny day, among the past couple of days, I’ve been thinking about the Sun – or the lack of thereof in Moscow and in Russia. Notorious for its fierce winters, Russia is also one of the few countries where with the Sun… Continue reading

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Gratitude Days Turn Into Years! Happy 2017 !

Happy 2017

Gratitude Days Turn Into Years! Happy 2017 ! The months of Gratitude are upon us. Or, should I say days? Starting with Thanksgiving in the West all the way to Epiphany in the East. I am talking about two different religions here, конечно (clearly). What about the rest of the year? What is it about… Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year!

New Year

It’s beginning to look a lot like… New Year! So December is well underway and that means one thing: Christmas! Except, Christmas isn’t quite the same over here in Russia. First of all, they celebrate New Year (Новый год), a tradition that is a remnant of the atheist Soviet state. Christmas, which falls on the… Continue reading

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