Cats and People – New Cat Café in Moscow

Are you a cat person or a dog person? If you count yourself among the latter, this might not be the post for you. If you, however, are a true feline-fan you will be glad to hear that the subject of the day is Cats. Or more precisely: The new Cat Café in Moscow. Cat… Continue reading

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The Latvian Ethnographical Open-Air Museum

A short ride with public transport from Riga’s city centre will take you, almost literally, more than a 100 years back in time. No, I am not speaking of some sort of secret Latvian time machine-technology. I am of course speaking of another time machine, the Latvian Ethnographical Museum. The backbone of the museum is… Continue reading

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The Naval Museums

Today we write the 18th of May and by doing so we also mark a day filled with Russian history. First of all it’s the birthday of the last Russian Tsar, Nicholas II. Secondly, it’s been 200 years since the death of the famous Russian general and national hero Alexander Suvorov. Lastly, it is the… Continue reading

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The Restaurant Day

Have you ever dreamed of opening you own restaurant? Or do you just love to eat and try new stuff? Either way, this Saturday (16th of May) you are in for a treat. On Saturday the so called Restaurant Day will take place around the world, and of course Saint Petersburg will take part. The… Continue reading

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Zenit and CKA – Support your local team

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Zenit and CKA – Get Out And Support Your Local Team Two of the most popular sports to play and watch in Russia are Ice Hockey and Football. Saint Petersburg is home to two teams who play at the highest level in these sports. In this post you will learn everything you need to know… Continue reading

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A night at the cinema

The history of Russian cinema can roughly be divided into three distinct periods. First, the imperial era. Second, the soviet era and lastly, the modern era – i.e. Russian cinema today. 1896 marks the year in which Russia for the first was acquainted with the cinematic arts. In that year the Lumière brothers first showed… Continue reading

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3 Most Famous Bookstores in Saint Petersburg

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3 Most Famous Bookstores in Saint Petersburg Before I left for Saint Petersburg I packed three books: “501 Russian Verbs”, my old and very beloved ”Modern Russian Grammar” (Published in Stockholm, 1974…) and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. The latter should keep me busy until I leave in June. I bet that you also brought that Russian classic that’s… Continue reading

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The Day of Spring and Labour

I guess you already know that the 1st of May is a national holiday in Russia. But do you know the historical background of this day, both internationally and within Russia? In this post we will take a look at what this day stood for, and stands for today. We will, of course, start with some… Continue reading

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