Posts by: Grace.Dickinson - Page 2

29 Aug
2015
Looking for an inexpensive, tasty, vegetarian restaurant in the centre of St. Petersburg? Then look no further than Prana Bar St. Petersburg. The Sanskrit word for “life force”, the term prana is at the heart of the menu, which breathes new life into traditional Russian, Italian and Japanese cuisine. Situated on Kazanskaya street, you can ...
28 Aug
2015
For anyone learning a language abroad, it can be daunting to make new friends outside the classroom in order to improve your spoken level. In Moscow, there is an international community of people who meet weekly to practise different languages and meet new, interesting people from all corners of the globe. If you’re in Moscow ...
27 Aug
2015
Russian Honey, How Sweet is it in Moscow? Since the 7th of August, over 1000 tonnes of Russian honey has descended on Kolomenskoye. No, it hasn’t been raining honey in Moscow. The famous white stone churches of Kolomenskoye currently stand in the shadow of a sweet sea of yellow and orange: the biannual honey festival ...
26 Aug
2015
“Rundāle” comes from the German place name Ruhenthal (Valley of Peace), yet Rundāle Palace has not had the most peaceful existence since its construction in 1768… Following the abdication of Duke Peter and the absorption of the Duchy of Courland to the Russian Empire in 1795, Catherine II presented the palace to Count Valerian Zubov, ...
25 Aug
2015
It is no secret that St. Petersburg is blessed with its vast, indeed unrivalled, classical art collections. In recent years, St. Petersburg began to redefine itself as the centre of a thriving contemporary art scene, which is perhaps best exhibited at the Loft Project Etagi. What was once an artisanal bakery, the Smolninkij khlebozavod, is ...
24 Aug
2015
Today is an exciting, yet daunting day for me as I write my first ever blog. My name is Grace Dickinson and as the new editorial intern here, I have the pleasure of writing to you about all the wondrous delights that St. Petersburg, Moscow and Riga have to offer. I grew up in a ...