Posts by: Manuela.Bruno

12 Dec
2014
More than four weeks in Petersburg – when I booked my stay here, I thought it would be quite a long time, I was afraid and at the same time excited of coming here: I was alone, with a knowledge of Russian language based almost on my memories at the university, but with a great will ...
11 Dec
2014
During your stay in St. Petersburg, you may have noticed how cats are regarded here in the city – they play a special role and are welcomed in the most unlikely places. I personally saw a cat inside the Peter and Paul Cathedral: if there it is striclty forbidden to use the flash on your camera, a cat hanging ...
09 Dec
2014
Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli – Famous Italian Architect in Russia If you ask an Italian about this Italian architect, many would not know who Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli was.. well, he is not so famous in his own country. But, if you plan to go to Russia, to St. Petersburg in particular, you will hear about him almost ...
06 Dec
2014
This weekend, from 7th to 9th December 2014, St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will take place in more than 30 venues through the city of St. Petersburg, including Mariinskij theatre, Alexandrinskij theatre, Sheremetev Palace and Mikhailovsky Castle . Organized by Russian government in active collaboration with St. Petersburg city authorities, the forum will be devoted to the discussion of problems and trends ...
04 Dec
2014
Are you travelling for your first time to Russia and would you like to know at least some survival phrases to get by during your first days of your stay before starting your classes at Liden&Denz? or are you simply a little tired of the traditional methods of memorizing new words and are you interested in perfecting ...
02 Dec
2014
Interesting sight-seeing: Hermitage Peacock Clock The Hermitage Peacock Clock is definitely one of the must-see pieces in the Hermitrage museum in St. Petersburg! And, those currently studying with Liden & Denz in Piter have certainly been there more than once (for ISIC card holder, it is free!). Inside the Pavillion Hall, on the first floor of the Northern ...
29 Nov
2014
Dear lovers of classical music, be prepared: a great event will be held in St. Petersburg soon. One of the best known concert halls will host again, for the 15th time, the most outstanding foreign and Russian musicians. And this great event is quite close: On 14th December, in the Grand Hall (Большой зал) of the Philarmonia (Филормония), ...
27 Nov
2014
Cold Healthy Habit – a true Russian experience Some would say it is madness, others that it is a healthy habit. What do you think? “No matter how many degrees it is outside, for a true морж it will never be too cold” – this is probably what you get as an answer if you ask a морж how he is feeling, after ...
25 Nov
2014
Breathtaking Monument to Peter the Great by Mikhail Shemiakhin Mikhail Shemiakhin outdid himself to the extent that even among all the memorials glorifying Peter the Great within (and even outside) the Whole of Russia, this is probably one of the strangest and, at the same time, one of the most interesting that you may have ever seen – yes, of course, I am ...
23 Nov
2014
There is a metro in St. Petersburg. Opened on 15th November 1955, St.Petersburg’s metro may not seem as majestic as Moscow’s, but it is still one of the most elegant and attractive in the world, with its unique stations exhibiting typical Soviet design or wonderful decorations and artworks. So when you get out of the ...