October 8: Leo Tolstoy rejected the Nobel Prize

Leo Tolstoy

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… Continue reading

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St. Petersburg Fashion Week 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… Continue reading

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К сожалению, мне пора…До свидания.

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… Continue reading

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Riga Harvest Festival

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… Continue reading

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Concert Highlights in St. Petersburg

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… Continue reading

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Сергиев Посад

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… Continue reading

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Крейсер Аврора (Cruiser Aurora) sets sail!

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… Continue reading

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Excursion to Город Кронштадт (The town of Kronstadt)

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… Continue reading

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