Posts by: Nicolas Ayala

26 Mar
2019
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Russia’s contribution to art across time has been nothing short of legendary.  This article will walk you through some of the must-sees in Moscow. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Opened over a century ago, the Pushkin museum holds one of the city’s most impressive art collections. It includes works by Matisse, Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet ...
16 Aug
2018
Our school is right in middle of St Petersburg’s most historic neighbourhood. Every time you walk here, even from the nearest metro station, you go past a good dozen important locations. It would take a couple of books to cover in depth all the things there are to see near school, so this article will ...
23 Jul
2018
Thousands of years ago on the coasts of the Black Sea, the wanderers of the great Sea of Grass met the masters of the Mediterranean. This encounter between Ancient Greece and the ancestors of the Russian-speaking world would be marked by commerce, cultural exchange and war. I will give you a short overview of what culture ...
05 Jul
2018
After saving two penalties in Russia’s match against Spain, Igor Akinfeev has become a Russian national hero. However, he is far from the greatest вратарь (goalkeeper) in football history. That honour goes to Lev Yashin, the Black Spider. His is a story of strength, courage and resilience.   Against the odds Yashin was born to ...
27 Jun
2018
Привет ребята! My name is Nicolas and I’ll be interning as a blogger with L&D this summer in Saint Petersburg and then Moscow. I’m half-Ecuadorian and half-Colombian, but I have been living in the UK for the last couple of years. I moved to England to study a BA in Politics and International Studies, which ...