Category Archives: Discover St. Petersburg

08 Jul
2020
To learn out about life in Russia, why not talk to the people who know it best? So here is the first of a series of interviews with Russian students. We will start with Maria, who lives in Saint Petersburg. 1 What do you study and at which university? I’m studying at Baltic State Technical ...
15 Jun
2020
Hello everyone, it’s me again! Maybe some of you will remember me from last year, but for those who don’t, I’ll reintroduce myself. My name is Bianca, and I come from the most beautiful country in the world (which is, of course, Italy, although Russia is a close second). I am currently in the final ...
08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people speaking dialects, nor all the derivative Slavic languages which are easily learnable once you acquired the basics of Russian. Therefore, ...
22 May
2020
I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. Overwhelmed by hard feelings, but at the same time the willingness to enjoy every second of this ...
25 Apr
2020
Not many places in the world are as rich in History and culture as St. Petersburg is. If we all can’t wait to go back to one of its many museums, we can use our free time in quarantine to prepare our visits, so can enjoy our upcoming visits even more…so here is an overview ...
13 Apr
2020
The virus which emerged in Wuhan and colonized and paralyzed the entire world within only a few weeks has transformed most of our busy and passionate life’s into a boring emptiness. We all know about all these activities and hobbies we can start with that free time, just as we know how much of all ...
11 Mar
2020
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PETER’S INHERITORS : CATHERINE THE 1st, PIERRE the 2nd, ANNE AND ELISABETH We started summerising the History of St. Petersburg with our first article on Peter the Great. Here, we will continue this exciting story with the four Tsars which followed him: Catherine the 1st, Pierre the 2nd, Anne and Elisabeth. 1.     Catherine the first: 1724-1727 ...
04 Mar
2020
This month the Mariinsky Theatre of Saint Petersburg presents a wide choice of events for all ballet and music lovers! Apart from the festival Virtuosi of the Flute, which is dedicated to the art of performing the flute and which takes place from 4 to 9 March, the theatre will host two more Festivals: the XIX ...
04 Mar
2020
I was surprised that even though we had articles on particular Petersburg monuments, we had no article about the overall History of St. Petersburg… so here we go! When I told relatives, I would spend the next three months in St. Petersburg, their first reaction was always enthusiasm for the History and culture that the city ...
06 Jan
2020
St Petersburg’s heritage is steeped with literature. Literary greats such as Dostoevsky,  Pushkin, Gogol and Akhmatova have used the city as a backdrop for their works, immortalising St Petersburg as a surreal and mythical place.   Given the city’s literary history and the voracious reading appetite of Russian people, St Petersburg’s streets are home to ...