A little more personal: St. Petersburg and I

I’m writing this on the last day of my internship here at Liden & Denz. Right now, leaving St. Petersburg, I feel overwhelmed by all the emotions and impressions I got from this beautiful city. Last year, I felt like I left a piece of my heart here, and that I had to take it… Continue reading

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Gorky Park

Gorky Park (Парк Горького) is an eco-friendly recreational zone in Moscow, and one of the biggest parks of the city. It is located just across the Moskva river (Река Москва) from Park Kultury metro station. The park was opened in 1928, named after Maxim Gorky (Максим Горкий). Konstantin Melnikov, a famous Soviet avant-garde architect, was… Continue reading

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Cruiser Aurora

Aurora (Аврора) is a Russian protected cruiser, currently preserved as a museum ship in St. Petersburg, not far from the Winter Palace (Зимний Дворец). Aurora was one of three cruisers built at the start of the 20th century for service in the Pacific Far East. All three ships were used during the Russo-Japanese War, but… Continue reading

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Turgenev’s birth anniversary

Ivan Turgenev (Иван Тургенев) was a Russian writer, a founder of the Russian realistic novel. He ranks as one of the greatest stylists in Russian literature. Today we celebrate his birth anniversary. Turgenev was a key figure of the 19th century. He knew and often fought with almost every important figure in his homeland. He… Continue reading

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The October Revolution

The October Revolution (Октяврьская Револуция), commonly referred to as Red October or Bolshevik Revolution, was a political overthrow that took place in the larger context of the Russian Revolution of 1917. This uprising followed and capitalized on the results of the February Revolution of the same year. The Bolsheviks led the revolt, with an army… Continue reading

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The Olympic flame in St. Petersburg

As many of you know, Sochi (Сочи) will hold the next Winter Olympics on February next year. The Olympic flame is right now travelling around Russia, and thousands of athletes and volunteers are taking part in the relay. The torch will visit St. Petersburg on Saturday (October 26). The Olympic flame will begin its journey… Continue reading

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The Russian avant-garde

The term Russian avant-garde (Русский Авангард) defines the large and influential wave of modern art that flourished in Russia in the first part of the 20th century. A lot of art movements emerged at the time. Those styles were separate and different, although inextricably related. The first hints of a new style taking over came… Continue reading

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Mosaic courtyard

St. Petersburg is commonly known as a city of roofs and yards with strange stories and unique qualities. The Mosaic Courtyard (Мозаичный Дворик) on Chaykovsky street is a perfect example of this. The courtyard is famous for its bizarre statues, graffiti on the walls and even a playground entirely covered with colorful mosaics tiles. Teachers… Continue reading

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