Category Archives: Discover St. Petersburg - Page 2

28 Jul
2021
One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Russia was the sheer number of companies offering carsharing services. At first, I wasn’t used to it, but then it became normal for me to see people standing next to a car while holding their mobile phone and within seconds unlocking the vehicle and ...
23 Jul
2021
Navy Day 2021: St Petersburg Parade If you’re in St. Petersburg at the moment, you will have noticed how the Neva has become the parking spot of some impressive navy vessels, and that in the last week it has become common to hear military aircraft. This is all for the Navy Day parade which is ...
21 Jul
2021
From Zurich to St. Petersburg – Здравствуйте from Fabio, our new intern! Hello everyone! I am Fabio, and this is my first post as a blogger at Liden & Denz. I study applied Linguistics in Switzerland with Russian as a foreign language and will be interning and studying here at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg ...
18 Jul
2021
4 Classic Russian Short Stories Set in St Petersburg St Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been the inspiration for many authors ever since. If you are interested in becoming familiar with some of the most famous Russian authors, but don’t quite feel prepared to read War and Peace just yet, here are some ...
05 Jul
2021
Whenever you arrive in a new city, one of the first things to get to grips with is always the public transport network. Despite apps like Google Maps and Citymapper making life a lot easier when it comes to travelling around St Petersburg, these apps can’t tell you everything and it’s worth spending some time ...
22 Apr
2021
It may seem that the tourist trail in St Petersburg is all about the city’s imperial past: the palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé eggs. But, if you only know where to look, you can delve into a different facet of the city’s history: ...
06 Apr
2021
St Petersburg has an abundance of cool brunch spots right in the city centre. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which places are worth a visit.  So, here are a few spots that I have tried and tested, and some more that I have been eying up online, and ...
18 Mar
2021
What makes Saint Petersburg the cultural capital of Russia? When I think about Saint Petersburg, the first thing that comes to mind are: the Hermitage museum, world-class ballet, opera and classical concerts. For people who love art and culture, Saint Petersburg is often at the top of their wish-list of cities to see. And rightfully ...
24 Feb
2021
Why the sculptures of 2 cats in St. Petersburg have important historical meaning to the city. If you have walked around in Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed the sculptures of two cats: Elisey, who is a male cat, and Vasilia, who is a female cat.  They can be found close to the Eliseevsky store ...
21 Sep
2020
Land of great contrasts, Russia stands before the eyes of us foreigners as an obscure, elusive land. Few among those who were not born there – and perhaps not even those who are, – can say to have fully understood it. Proof of this is also its extremely heterogeneous cultural heritage, which through its literature, ...