Posts by: Matthias Thoeny - Page 2

05 Oct
2016
Latvia the colonial power Latvia is the smallest nation that ever was a colonial power. In the 17th century the legendary Duchy of Courland set up colonies in Tobago and Gambia. The ancient Baltic tribes (Curonians, Semigallians, Latgalians,  Selonians) were not really peaceful farmers – they were fierce warriors and excellent sailors. Some say they were ...
21 Sep
2016
Novospassky Monastery This peaceful place can be reached by taking the metro to Proletarskaya. From there it’s a short walk through a Soviet neighbourhood over the 3rd Krutitsky Pereulok. If you head towards the Moscow River, on the right you see the white stone walls and the bell tower of the Novospassky Monastery – Новоспасский ...
19 Sep
2016
The State Tretyakov Gallery The State Tretyakov Gallery – Государственная Третьяковская Галерея – is one of the best art museums in Russia with an incredible collection of different art forms. It is an essential destination in Moscow for everyone who is interested in art and Russian history. The museum was founded in 1856. It all ...
07 Sep
2016
I would like to present you one of the most impressive buildings in Moscow and give you some background information. The Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). I remember well the first time I visited this breath-taking construction one year ago. It’s a huge complex with an almost megalomaniac touch and an absolute must-see for everyone ...
05 Sep
2016
Liden & Denz Student Greeting: Hello everyone! Bсем привет! My name is Matthias Thoeny and I am from Switzerland. I am the new Intern responsible for social media and for the next 4 weeks I study Russian at the Liden & Denz Language Center here in Moscow. I started learning Russian three years ago at ...