Goodbye St.Petersburg! I can’t believe that it is already time for me to say goodbye! My time in St.Petersburg has been wonderful, and I am sad to have to leave. It was only 6 weeks ago that I arrived, and time flew by very quickly! When I first arrived here I was so nervous and… Continue reading
The Beauty of Russian Markets
St.Petersburg is a city with an incredibly rich history, which visitors may experience for themselves in a multitude of ways. Many go to museums, wander through the streets and bridges, read old literature, or visit monuments to try and feel Russian history for themselves. While these are great options, another way to familiarize yourself with… Continue reading
For this week’s recipe I thought I would share what I found to be a weird Russian dish that I came to love. This dish is Винегрет (Vinegret), a salad commonly prepared for celebrations, but eaten all year round as well. Vinegret is served as a zakusky, an appetizer, to be eaten before the main… Continue reading
Meet our student Matthew!
Matthew Holehouse is currently a student at our St.Petersburg language center. He is a 27 year old journalist from London, currently working as the political corespondent for the Daily Telegraph. How did you come up with idea to learn Russian, and why? I sort of wanted something to do with my Saturdays, is basically the… Continue reading
This Day in History- Yalta Conference
On this day in 1945 the leaders of the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom met to discuss the fate of Europe. The Yalta Conference, otherwise known as the Crimean Conference, began at a palace in Yalta, Crimea on February 4th, lasting a week. Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill met… Continue reading
Visit the Museum of Political History in St.Petersburg!
Over the weekend I spent a day visiting the Museum of Political History in St.Petersburg. It a located in a beautiful part of town, very near the Gorkovskaya metro station. The museum itself is historically significant. It took over what used to the the State Museum of Revolution, founded in 1919. Prominent members of the Bolshevik party… Continue reading
Больше Кофе! (More Coffee!) is a cafe that I highly recommend checking out. Located just outside of Gorkovskaya metro station, it’s a gem that is easy to miss, as the cafe is built into a hill in Alexandrovsky Park. Yes, it’s actually built into the hill. It looks like a cross between a tiny castle and… Continue reading
Recipe- Olivier Salad
Russians celebrate the New Year all throughout the month of January, so I thought it would be fitting to talk about a food eaten during New Year’s celebrations. The staff favorite recipe today is Olivier salad. Olivier salad is eaten on New Year’s as a закуски (derives from the word “to bite”), which is like an… Continue reading