Uncovering the legend: Can St. Petersburg drive you mad?

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“This is a city of half-crazy people… there are few places where you’ll find so many gloomy, harsh and strange influences on the soul of a man as in St Petersburg.” ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment) They say St. Petersburg can drive people crazy. But is the rumour true? And if so, why? Today,… Continue reading

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Russian figure skaters to watch next season

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In St. Petersburg, we are already more than halfway through the summer, which means that the time of fancy boat parties is slowly coming to an end. However, before we brace ourselves for autumn with its cold rain and ever shorter days, we should remember our prospects are not all grey and gloomy.  For one,… Continue reading

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Made in St. Petersburg: The greatest ballerinas of our time

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It is no secret that the world’s best ballet dancers are made at Vaganova Academy in St. Petersburg. The oldest Russian school of ballet is known for its strict admission criteria and star alumni, including Anna Pavlova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Today, we take a look at three great ballerinas of the 21st century who learned… Continue reading

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