Posts by: Stefania Di Meglio

14 Apr
2020
Yesterday I spent the afternoon trying to put in place all flyers, tickets, playbills, maps etc., that I brought with me from Russia. Piles of names and places that occupied my luggage, my purse, and my backpack, because I wasn’t able to make everything fit into one folder. Like my mom always says, I don’t ...
01 Apr
2020
(Click for Italian version) Exactly today, one week ago, I was sitting in a classroom at Liden & Denz Institute in Saint Petersburg. I was taking the first two parts of the Russian Certificate TRKI-2. Let’s say that these last weeks have not been easy for me, as for most foreign students who were attending ...
22 Mar
2020
If you have enjoyed binge-watching on Black Mirror and you are looking for something interesting to read, then you will probably appreciate a good old dystopian novel. For an exhaustive definition of what a dystopia is, I highly recommend you to watch this animated TED-Ed. We (My), by Russian author Yevgeny Zamyatin, is to be ...
19 Mar
2020
A one-take single 96 minutes sequence shot. 4500 people involved in the making of the film to present the viewer three centuries of Russian history. Russian Ark (2002), the monumental masterpiece by director Alexander Sokurov, was recorded completely in 33 of the halls of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg thanks to an extraordinary ...
04 Mar
2020
This month the Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg presents a wide choice of events for all ballet and music lovers! Apart from the festival Virtuosi of the Flute, which is dedicated to the art of performing the flute and which takes place from 4 to 9 March, the theatre will host two more Festivals: the XIX ...
26 Feb
2020
Why did I decide to write about a tattooed Siberian Ice Maiden? I’ve been watching a lot of videos about tattoos lately. Maybe it is because I recently got my first piercing. It has been my first time coming in contact with the world of piercings and tattoos myself. What fascinates me the most is ...
19 Feb
2020
In my imagination, travelling on a Russian overnight train would have been a very bohemian experience. Everyone told me that when you travel for one night or more with people you barely know, they often share with you food, beverages and secrets. “It’s a very Russian thing,” they said. So imagine travelling in a sleeper ...
06 Feb
2020
It may sound curious to hear that so many people are now studying Russian in Italy. But actually, the language of the Rossijskaja Federacija is probably one of the most chosen by Italian students. This choice is mostly due to the job perspectives that this language offers. For someone who studies Russian in Italy, there ...
30 Jan
2020
Hello! My name is Stefania and I’m the new Intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. To be honest, I spent the last several weeks searching for information on how to survive russian winter (if you’re like me, this blog may be very helpful). Don’t laugh at me. I come from Ischia, a beautiful ...