Posts By: Zoran.Trevisan

19 Sep
2013
Although Charlie Chaplin is American, he has always been really famous in Russia. For instance, clowns in circuses after the Soviet revolution were often dressed in Chaplin-ish costumes. What’s great is that he has come once again to Russia, in the shape of a Broadway musical. The musical “Chaplin” (Чаплин) has already been a smash ...
13 Sep
2013
Yesterday, two teams of students from Liden & Denz explored some less famous parts of the city in search of unique hidden jems. They went through Mikhailovsky Park (Михайловский Парк), the bank of Fontanka river (Набережная реки Фонтанки) and the Summer Garden (Летний Сад) in search of underrated monuments. Other tasks included finding backyards and ...
13 Sep
2013
Image: Baba Yaga © Rima Staines www.rimastaines.com Unfortunate Friday 13th: The Story of Evil Baba Yaga Friday 13th is traditionally an unfortunate day in Russia, and so it is the appropriate day to write about a dreadful and evil figure of Russian folklore, Baba Yaga (Баба-Яга). Who is Baba Yaga? Baba Yaga is a magic ...
12 Sep
2013
Here we continue our reviews of Russian films. This week, we show you a list of 5 great movies from the 21st century. This is a great way to get acquainted with contemporary Russian cinema. 1) Night Watch (Ночной дозор) Nochnoy Dozor is a supernatural thriller directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The movie is set in ...
11 Sep
2013
On September 15, the city will host a special sport event, the Open Big Tennis (Открой Большой Теннис). For the first time in St. Petersburg, a tennis-court will be installed right at the centre of the city, in St. Isaac’s Square (Исаакиевская Площадь). Everyone will be able to take part in the show and experience ...
10 Sep
2013
Art Prospect (Арт Проспект) is an international public art festival that will take place from Thursday (September 12) to Sunday (September 15) in St. Petersburg. For four days, Liteyny Prospekt (Литейный Проспект) will become a free space where a lot of artists from Russia, Holland and the USA will show their works, united by a ...
09 Sep
2013
Today (September 9) marks Tolstoy’s 185th birth anniversary. Lev Tolstoy (Лев Толстой), born in 1828, is arguably one of the greatest and most famous writers of all time, and his works inspired many writers in the following centuries. War and Peace (Война И Мир) and its follow-up Anna Karenina (Анна Каренина) reshaped the genre of ...
06 Sep
2013
As many of you know, St. Petersburg is currently hosting the G20 summit, where the most important politicians in the world are discussing crucial global issues. At the same time, the city is also the location of the art project The Russian Moment (Русское Настоящее), a photo week organized by RIA Novosti (РИА Новости). The ...
05 Sep
2013
Borodabar (Бородабар) is a beautiful underground bar, a few minutes away from Kazansky Sobor (Казанский Собор). Despite its little size, it is very eclectic and packed with people every day of the week. The interior is bizarre, as the name of the bar suggests (“boroda” in Russian means “beard”). The atmosphere recalls European hipster bars, ...
04 Sep
2013
Ready for 5 iconic Russian films from the 90’s?! After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russian cinema developed and many films produced in the 90’s show this evolution. Movies dealt with problems such as the new-born relationships between Russia and Western countries. Here is a top 5 of movies from the 90’s. 1) East/West ...