Posts by: Steven.Hendrickson - Page 5

07 Nov
2013
St. Petersburg is famous for being the most “western” city in Russia when it comes to architecture, culture and mentality. Therefore, it should be no surprise that the city offers just as many shopping options as the other capitals of Europe. The most popular of the city’s shopping options is known as Galeria, (Галерея).  This massive ...
06 Nov
2013
This week’s app review isn’t exactly going to be an app review, but rather a website review, which also has a mobile app. The website (and corresponding app) is called spotted by locals and is one of the best St. Petersburg (or many other cities for that matter) guide out there. The website is essentially ...
05 Nov
2013
Large Scale of Things: All Russian Exhibition Centre One thing visitors to Moscow may quickly notice is the immense scale of things. Nearly every structure in the city was built with the large scale of Russia itself in mind. The All Russian Exhibition Center (Всероссийский выставочный центр, or ВВЦ as its official abbreviated and ВДНХ ...
01 Nov
2013
This Monday, the 4th of November, Russia celebrates the Day of Russian Unity  (День народного единства). The day marks the anniversary of the uprising, which expelled Polish-Lithuanian forces from Moscow in 1612, ending the period known as the Time of Troubles (Смутное время). The day is celebrated with an official state commemoration in Nizhny Novgorod ...
30 Oct
2013
Today, I’m going to review another great and totally free app that you can use at home, school or when you’re standing in line or on the metro. The app is called Flashcardlet, and is basically a digital set of flashcards for your Smartphone or mobile device. Its simplicity is its greatest advantage. To use ...
23 Oct
2013
Today, I would like to highlight one of the applications (which I use on literally a daily basis) with this short review. The app is called simply “LEO” and is the corresponding app for the very useful and comprehensive website dict.leo.org.  I believe students of Russian (especially those who also know German) would find this ...
17 Oct
2013
Pierre Billon-Lanfrey works in a hotel in Biarritz in France. Here is his story: Why did you decide to come to Russia to study Russian? It was an idea of mine. I have always thought that Russian is an interesting and beautiful language. So, I talked to my boss and she agreed that it would ...
15 Oct
2013
This article will be the first of a weekly series in which I will review some of my favorite mobile apps and websites for studying Russian. To start it off, I would like to highlight a very useful app, which you can use with or without an internet connection and is completely free! The app ...
14 Oct
2013
Last week, a group of students made the long trek all the way to the end of St. Petersburg’s Blue metro line. The trip was well worth it though, because waiting for them at the end, was a tour of the Baltika (Балтика) brewery. Baltika was founded just one year before the collapse of the ...
11 Oct
2013
No matter who you are, going fast is a thrilling experience. And at the Pit Stop Karting Club  in St. Petersburg, students from Liden & Denz got their chance to challenge each other in an adrenaline filled mini go kart tournament. Just as in a Formula One race, the mini tournament was an international event. ...