Posts by: Steven.Hendrickson - Page 4

26 Nov
2013
It’s the end of November and not surprisingly, it’s getting cold out in Russia. So, it’s a good time to participate in some traditional Russian practices and pile into Pishyechnaya na bolshoi konyushenoi(Пышечная на Большой Конюшенной) and wait for your chance to taste some deliciously greasy Pishki (Пышки). Sometimes referred to as simply Russian Doughnuts, ...
25 Nov
2013
Every major city has its own unique buildings and architectural style that sets it apart from other cities, and Moscow is no exception. Looking at any picture of the Moscow skyline, you will quickly notice seven massive buildings in the distance, each with numerous spires on the roofs pointing upwards. It no coincidence that all ...
19 Nov
2013
Looking for a club with the right mix of dancing, electronic music, located in the historic center of St. Petersburg and named after the 44th president of the United States? Look no further, because Barakobamabar is the place for you! Located at Konushennaya sq. 2 (second yard) (Конюшенная пл), the club is tucked away in ...
18 Nov
2013
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to travel back in time and visit one of the last remaining Soviet diesel submarines still afloat. Docked just off of Naberezhnaya Leytenanta Shmidtaon (набережная лейтенанта шмидта) on Vasilyevsky Island (Васильевский остров), the S-189 sub is fully restored and now open to the public, allowing visitors to see just what ...
15 Nov
2013
After walking through the streets of St. Petersburg with a decent knowledge of the city’s history, it’s easy to notice the presence German influences all around town. Aside from the many names and words of German origin, there are also many cafés which draw inspiration from Germany. One such example is the rather new and ...
14 Nov
2013
Studying in St. Petersburg, but want to visit Moscow on the weekend? Time can be short when you are student and a train ride can take up to an entire night. So, what can you do? Buy a ticket on the super fast train Sapsan (Сапсан), and reach your destination in just under 4 hours! ...
13 Nov
2013
For this week’s app review, we’re going underground to navigate Russia’s metros. Some newcomers to a city might find it difficult or at least a hassle to navigate the unfamiliar metro system. But with this app, simply named Metropolitan, life underground will be much easier and you will be changing trains like a pro in ...
12 Nov
2013
This past Sunday, I had the opportunity to go visit a place that I had previously only heard about in a college Russian history class, as it was the site of a rebellion among sailors against their officers. The place is a little island town located right in the middle of the Gulf of Finland ...
11 Nov
2013
If you ask any well informed person or professor of literature to give you a list of the greatest authors of all time, you can bet that you will find the name Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky (Фёдор Михайлович Достоевский) somewhere on that list. And today, 192 years ago, he was born in Moscow. Therefore, we want ...
08 Nov
2013
As a student at Liden & Denz and living close to the intersection of Kollontai street (улица Коллонтай) and Prospect Bolshevikov (Проспект Большевиков), one of the first things I noticed when arriving here was the large hockey arena near the metro station. Quickly,  found out that this arena is the home turf of the Saint ...