Posts by: Lois.Bentall

03 Apr
2013
On April 1st I visited the State Memorial Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad. The name on the outside of the building remains the outdated Музей Обороны Ленинграда (The Leningrad Defence Museum). It’s located at  Соляной переулок, 9, about a 15 minute walk from the school. Entrance is only 100 RUB for a Russian ...
11 Mar
2013
Happy Maslenitsa! Maslenitsa (or Pancake Week) is a Russian religious and folk festival that celebrates the end of the winter and the start of spring. It is a festival of hope and warmth. Its roots are in both Orthodox Christian and pagan traditions. In Orthodox tradition it is the week of preparation before the start ...