Posts by: Amy

08 Oct
2014
October 8: Leo Tolstoy rejected the Nobel Prize 108 years ago today, one of the world’s greatest authors rejected the Nobel Prize: Leo Tolstoy! When the first Nobel Prize winner, the French poet Rene Sully-Prudhomme, was announced in 1901, many of Tolstoy’s admirers were disappointed. This was especially true in the Swedish literature circle, where ...
01 Oct
2014
With its streets flooded with chic and stylish individuals, is it any wonder that St. Petersburg is considered not only the cultural, but also the fashion capital of Russia? Every year, fashionistas from around the world flock to the city to catch a glimpse of the year’s upcoming trends and emerging designers. There is, of ...
26 Sep
2014
The time has come for me to say goodbye, and leave the city that has so easily become home. It’s difficult for me to separate out my impressions of the St. Petersburg from my time with Liden & Denz, and the past four weeks have been a remarkable experience. The people I’ve met, everything I’ve ...
25 Sep
2014
The best possible way to get really well acquainted with a city is to get involved with as many local events and customs as possible. If you’re currently studying in Riga, this month will provide the perfect chance. Each year in September, the final Sunday of the month sees locals of Riga throw a huge ...
24 Sep
2014
Over the next couple of months, big names from both Russia and around the globe will appear in some of the city’s best venues. Tickets for big acts are always popular and sell out in no time at all, which is why we’re letting you know well in advance! Here are just a few of ...
23 Sep
2014
When you need a day off from the sheer scale and pace of Moscow, you know it’s time for a day trip. There are a few excellent choices on hand, but one of most unusual (and easiest to reach) is the beautiful city of Сергиев Посад (Sergiev Posad). As you enter the town, you’ll probably ...
22 Sep
2014
If you’re in St. Petersburg, one of the things you’ve probably done is pay a visit to the Крейсер Аврора (Cruiser Aurora). This magnificent ship is widely regarded as the symbol of the city, and is close to the hearts of Russians everywhere. Once a military force to be reckoned with, nowadays this impressive warship ...
19 Sep
2014
Tomorrow there will be a chance for students from the school to visit the fascinating island town of Кронштадт (Kronstadt). The excursion only takes place once each month, so we highly recommend that you take this brilliant opportunity to learn about one of the region’s most unusual areas. Visit Kronstadt and you will be brought ...
18 Sep
2014
There are some events that are simply not to be missed. This October, internationally renowned theatre company ‘Cirque du Soleil Rus’ will proudly join hands with ‘Cirque Eloize’ to present a brand new creation. ‘iD’ will burst into the theatres and arenas of Russia in an explosive fusion of circus acrobatics and street dance. Poetic ...
17 Sep
2014
While you’re in Riga, one place you should definitely visit is the Tropical Butterfly House, nestled away in the picturesque Botanical Gardens of the University of Riga. If you’ve been rushing around a little too much lately, and you’re in the mood for a fun yet relaxing day out, this is the perfect choice. Take ...