A Short History of День Победы Victory Day is one of the most important celebrations in Russia. It marks the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). On 8 May 1944 at 22.45, Berlin time, Nazi Germany signed an act of Unconditional Surrender: this equated to 00.43, Moscow time, hence why Victory Day is marked ...
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 ...
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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, ...
Here are some “do’s” and “don’ts” while in Russia to hopefully avoid any awkward encounters. Number of Flowers in a Bouquet Last year, while I was in St. Petersburg, I went to buy flowers for my teacher on my last day. Not knowing that even number bouquets are reserved for funerals, I bought a bouquet ...
For those who thought this situation would never come to an end, here some exciting news from Latvia: Liden & Denz Campus in Riga is reopening soon! And it’s really just a matter of two weeks now. The reopening is scheduled for the 29th June! Still not convinced? Here some reasons that will make you want ...
If one culture is known for having influenced and played an important diplomatic role in Russia, it is France. Especially in St. Petersburg, and in its cultural and artistic History, the influence of French philosophers and thinkers, notably during Enlightment is palpable. For this reason, I thought it would be interesting to compare Russian and ...
In my imagination, travelling on a Russian overnight train would have been a very bohemian experience. Everyone told me that when you travel for one night or more with people you barely know, they often share with you food, beverages and secrets. “It’s a very Russian thing,” they said. So imagine travelling in a sleeper ...
Since moving to St Petersburg from the UK, I have been on a mission to hunt down cheap and sustainable ways to shop. Back in England I am an avid thrifter, meaning that I love buying things in second hand shops! It is so helpful to do this as a student who needs to save ...
Krizia studied and worked as an intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg for two months. Let’s find out more about her experience! Tell us a little more about yourself! My name is Krizia, I’m 26 years old, I come from Sicily but I’m currently living in Trieste, in the north of Italy. I ...
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay while travelling, a hostel could be an option for you. In St Petersburg, hostels are all over the place. If you’re working, going to school or just here to sightsee, you’ll likely find one close to where you want to go. If this is something you’re ...