Pushkin’s Footprints in St. Petersburg

Happy Birthday Pushkin! С днём рождения! St. Petersburg truly is Pushkin’s city, so to celebrate the great poet’s birthday why not experience the Northern Capital like he did? From the majestic Bronze Horseman to the scene of his final duel, take a look at the places which are now forever associated with Pushkin.   The… Continue reading

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The Russian Moment, an international photo week

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… Continue reading

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Laughing Hens and Silent Cows

Back by popular demand, here are some more widely-used and wonderful Russian sayings, this time all following the theme of animals. Enjoy! Чья бы корова мычала, а твоя бы молчала Корова is the Russian for cow, and what do cows do? They either moo – мычать, or stay silent – молчать. Thus, whose cow would… Continue reading

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