Goodbye (And See You Soon!) From Jade

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 to be leaving – even if I am ready to get back to England and drink proper tea! Thank you to everyone who… Continue reading

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Scarlet Sails (Алые паруса)

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 of the school year. Алые паруса is only celebrated in St Petersburg, and began after the end of World War II, when several schools… Continue reading

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Open Music Festival of Colours

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 this festival that takes place in St Petersburg, in June when it’s warmer and brighter outside: the perfect conditions for a colour festival! Entrance was free, and… Continue reading

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Museums in Riga

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. National History Museum of Latvia (Latvijas Dabas muzejs) One of Riga’s oldest museums has been recently renovated and modernised and now boasts interactive exhibits… Continue reading

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Peter the Great

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 expanded his Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power, and enjoyed the title of Emperor of All Russia… Continue reading

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Alexander Pushkin

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 to name a famous Russian, and they’ll very likely come up with Pushkin. Having published his first poem at the age of fifteen,… Continue reading

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Exciting Activities in Riga

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 capital! Whether you’re after adrenaline rushes or relaxing afternoons, in winter or in summer, Riga has something to offer you. Adrenaline Adrenaline junkies shouldn’t… Continue reading

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St Petersburg Practical Information: Getting a Haircut

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St. Petersburg Practical Information: Getting a Haircut 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 afraid to visit a hair dresser here in St Petersburg! You may be… Continue reading

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