Category Archives: Discover St. Petersburg - Page 2

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 ...
30 Dec
2019
One of the best ways to get to know a city is walking around and exploring local haunts. And when moving to a new place, finding a regular spot to eat and relax can almost feel like a second home. So what better place to start than exploring the local cafes? Fortunately, cafe culture has ...
05 Nov
2019
St Petersburg is a city of courtyards. All buildings large or small, intricate or plain, in the city centre or on the outskirts, have one thing in common – the двор (pronounced ‘dvor’). This is a word that anyone visiting St Petersburg should know! Delve into the двор and you’ll experience St Petersburg off the ...
28 Oct
2019
Applying for a visa can sometimes be a nightmare. I don’t know if you’ve ever seen the film “ The 12 tasks of Asterix”, but there’s a scene that marvellously depicts how I feel whenever I have to deal with this type of paperwork. I have done it several times already, but I still feel ...
25 Oct
2019
Port Sevkabel is one of St Petersburg’s most innovative new projects. A multifunctional events space and creative centre situated in a cable factory on the seafront, it is one of the most popular sites in the city. I have been to numerous events and festivals at Sevkabel, but was until recently unaware of what goes ...
07 Oct
2019
Although vegetarianism is a huge topic, especially in Western countries, it is rather a less known one in Russia. However, since the number of vegetarians (and vegans!) worldwide is growing steadily, it is interesting to give those coming to Russia an insight into the situation here. My experience so far  I have been a vegetarian ...
02 Oct
2019
Liden & Denz organizes an excursion to the Russian Railway Museum in Saint Petersburg. But why should we care about it, why is it interesting for us? Russia is an enormous country, that needs to be connected, so it’s railway system is of key importance even to this day. Lot of us just takes trains ...
28 Sep
2019
St Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia. It seems only fitting, then, that alongside the museums, galleries and opulent palaces should spring up an industry of informal culture defined not by decades of high art and history, but by those currently living in St Petersburg. This has arrived in the form of ‘creative clusters’. According ...
18 Sep
2019
ArtMuza is a creative complex and museum of modern art located in a former musical instrument factory on Vasilievskii Island. A cross between a gallery, artists’ studio, and creative cluster in the style of Etazhi, Artmuza does not just exhibit art but involves the local community in St Petersburg’s cultural scene. Entry to Artmuza is ...