Posts by: Jade.Mitchell-Ross

20 Jun

And so, after five months, today is my last day working at Liden & Denz as the Editorial Assistant Intern.

I’ve loved every moment working and studying here and am really sad ...

19 Jun

Алые паруса is the biggest and most famous White Nights Festival event in St Petersburg and offers spectacular fireworks, numerous concerts and a massive water show, all to celebrate the end ...

16 Jun

On Friday and Saturday, Kirovec stadium was awash with colour as St Petersburg celebrated the Festival of Colour!

A Hindu festival, usually celebrated in March called Holi, inspired ...

10 Jun

There is so much to see in Riga for every type of tourist, and if you’re a museum-person you’ll be spoilt for choice! Here are our top five not-to-be-missed museums:

1. ...

09 Jun

Peter the Great (Пётр I or Пётр Вели́кий), is best known in St Petersburg for having founded the city in 1703, and was ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725.

In numerous successful wars, he ...

06 Jun

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born on the 6th of June in 1799 and is considered by many as the greatest Russian poet ever, and the founder of modern Russian literature.

Ask anyone ...

05 Jun

If you’ve done all the culture, seen all the museums, learnt all the history and tried all the Latvian food, fear not, as there’s still plenty to do in the Latvian ...

04 Jun

If you’ve been here for a long time and feel your hair is starting to look a bit untidy and really needs a haircut; or maybe you’re just desperate for a new style, don’t be ...

03 Jun

Carla Bruni gave her first ever performance in Moscow last night to a packed crowd at the Moscow Music Centre.

Best known as the former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy became ...

02 Jun

Children’s Day is recognised globally as a day to honour children, and is often called International Day for Protection of Children.

Celebrated on the 1st of June since 1950, it ...

30 May

Everyone knows the name Nevsky: from Nevsky Prospect in St Petersburg to the various cathedrals named after Alexander Nevsky across the country.

Born on the 30th of May in 1220, ...

28 May

This week’s practical information is all about public transport within the city. There’s a wide range of ways to get around the city and although you can do it on foot, of course, ...