Posts by: alessio.grassi - Page 2

18 Jul
2014
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Exciting Weekend? Yes! Lake Swimming Near Saint-Petersburg! Feeling hot in Saint-Petersburg? Wishing the Russian summer were cooler, so that you would not arrive sweaty at school in the morning? Why don’t you make the best of the summer heat with a nice trip to the lake, like I did last Sunday? The place where I went is called ...
17 Jul
2014
Russian Tragedy of July 17th 1918: Romanov Execution Today is an important, if tragic, date in Russian history – Romanov Execution. On 17 July 1918, precisely 96 years ago, the shooting of the Romanov family occurred, bringing to an abrupt end the Russian imperial dynasty. No member of imperial family was spared from the execution, which included ...
16 Jul
2014
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After having heard me talk about the big music festivals in Saint Petersburg and in Moscow, those of you in Riga might have felt a little left out. Fear not, dear Riga-dwellers, because great summer-music is coming to you as well! This Thursday the biggest music festival of the Baltic States, called Positivus, kicks off in the northern Latvian ...
15 Jul
2014
Moscovites! If you don’t have a plan yet for this coming saturday and yet you want to make it a day that you will remember, look no further. The Afisha Picnic Festival could be truly a highlight of your summer in Moscow. Started in 2004, this event has gained massive attendance throughout the years, to the point that many people refer ...
14 Jul
2014
“Everything here is unlike other parts of Petersburg; it’s not the capital and it’s not the provinces. It’s all about silence  and retirement here.” – Nikolai Gogol on Kolomna Some of you who missed the trip organised by the school last Wednesday have asked me how was Kolomna. And what’s better than a blog post to ...
11 Jul
2014
Alex Sowerby, who is 22 years old and from the UK, has just finished his study/teaching programme at Liden & Denz, which started in September 2013. In this interview he shares his reflections on his time in Saint Petersburg and at Liden & Denz. What is your current occupation? I am currently a student at Bristol University ...
10 Jul
2014
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“God bless Latvia…Where Latvian daughters bloom, Where Latvian sons sing”. Thus recites one line of the Latvian national anthem. And the word ‘blooming’ could not be more appropriate, now that the The Ball of Flowers is taking place in Riga. The Riga Flower Ball is the most important event of environmental design, as well as the most attended ...
09 Jul
2014
As if its world-topping permanent exhibition hadn’t been enough, this year the Hermitage is showing off an authentic pearl among his temporary exhibitions: Manifesta 10. Many of you may have heard of this European exhibition of contemporary art, which takes places every two years and constantly changes its location. The previous two editions, for instance, took place in Limburg (Belgium) and ...
08 Jul
2014
If you followed the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia you know that the Opening Ceremony of the Games featured a splendid re-enactment of the history of Russia. I don’t know about you, but I really wish I had been there to see that performance. Yet, if you are lucky enough find yourself in Moscow at the moment, you have the ...
07 Jul
2014
This weekend in Saint-Petersburg, on the Yelagin island, one of the of the most awaited musical appointments of Russia will take place: the Stereoleto Music Festival. Stereoleto in Russian means literally Stereo summer, and this international music festival, started in 2002, has gained year by year substantial critical acclaim and widespread popularity amid the Russian as well ...