Posts By: Allison.Heitmiller

15 Jan
2015
There are various kommunalki in St.Petersburg. Коммуналки, kommunalki or communal apartments, began to develop after the 1917 revolution. Communal apartments are shared apartments in city centers, often shared between roughly 5 families. Each family would have the government assign them a room in an apartment, the size of which was determined by the number of people ...
14 Jan
2015
If you are traveling to St.Petersburg the first place you will likely go is Не́вский проспе́кт (Nevsky Prospekt). The famous street is always filled with attractions, such as stores and monuments, that would take you many days to fully experience. I suggest that you take the time to relax and spend an afternoon at the historic Singer ...
13 Jan
2015
“You’re going to Russia in the winter?!” is a question that anyone traveling to Russia during the winter months is guaranteed to hear. The question is often followed by, “Are you crazy?” Contrary to popular belief, traveling to Russia in the winter can be a pleasurable, fulfilling, and exciting experience. There are many activities and celebrations that travelers ...
12 Jan
2015
Hello everyone! My name is Allison and I am the new editorial assistant at Liden & Denz. For the next month I will be writing about Russian culture, life, and events, with a focus on St.Petersburg. Let me introduce myself! I am 21 years old and I am from the United States. In December I ...