Posts by: Jessica.Carrettiero - Page 2

30 Jun
2015
Dining SSSR style: Good Old Stolovaya Добро пожаловать в СССР! (Dobro pozhalovat v SSSR!) When you arrive in Russia and you start to look around to find a place to eat you notice a widespread “phenomenon” called Столовая (Stolovaya). These are public cafeteria-restaurants that you can find everywhere in Russia and can be considered part ...
25 Jun
2015
The Corner House is an art Nouveau building in the centre of Riga which actually has quite terrible stories to tell since during his life witnessed too many atrocities and nonsense. Therefore it’s now the symbol of the soviet totalitarian regime that lasted in Latvia for about fifty years. Stūra māja at Brīvības iela 61, ...
20 Jun
2015
This night all Saint Petersburg will gather on the Neva banks to watch the stunning fireworks show and the famous ship with scarlet sails. Every years the city celebrates the end of the school year and with it as well youth, hope and dreams. Алые паруса (Alye parusa, Scarlet sails) is one of the most ...
16 Jun
2015
How Did Bulgakov inspire Rolling Stones? Russia has always fascinated foreigners and they from their side turned towards Russia in many different ways, including Rolling Stones. Looking at songs could be an amusing and pleasant activity to understand how and in which ways Russia and Russian culture affected other countries and how foreigners perceived it. Some ...
12 Jun
2015
In the heart of Moscow in front of the Kremlin there’s a less known area of great importance for the city during medieval times. Зарядье (Zaryadye) is an historical district located between Kitay Gorod and the Kremlin. The main street, улица Варварка (Varvarka Ulitsa) is known to be the oldest street in Moscow and takes ...
05 Jun
2015
A fascinating thing about monuments is that most of times they have different stories to tell and secret meanings that not everyone is aware of. Медный всaдник (Bronze Horseman) is one of the most romantic symbols of the city and he’s located in front of the Neva bank, looking at the city with love. Actually ...
02 Jun
2015
Москва слезам не верит (Moskva slezam ne verit), in english “Moscow doesn’t believe in tears”, is one of the most beloved and popular movies among Russians. This soviet film doesn’t really focus that much on soviet ideology or oppressive communist regime, but it’s definitely part of Russian pop culture. Москва слезам не верит, directed by ...
01 Jun
2015
Today Liden & Denz brand new school officially opened its doors! Liden & Denz languange institute warmly welcomed its students in the new building in Italyanskaya 17 (Итальянская 17). The new school is located at the south-eastern edge of the Square of Arts (Площадь Искусств) just two minutes walking from Nevsky Prospekt. The environments and ...
29 May
2015
Riga is a city of many faces. It’s already well known for its medieval architecture, rich history and culture, and tasty food. But what’s now the trendiest and artistic district of Riga? Be ready to discover its “hipster” side! The main street is Miera Iela also known as Peace street. This name comes from a recent ...
26 May
2015
Russians are great consumers of ice creams, they really love sweets in general and they can go for an ice cream in any season no matter how cold it is. Last weekend Saint Petersburg held the Festival of ice cream and it was clear how much Russians enjoy this dessert. The streets around Екатерининский сквер ...