Jūrmala

Jūrmala

Jūrmala Jūrmala ist bereits seit dem 18. Jahrhundert ein beliebter Badeort. Nach dem Krieg mit Napoleon liessen sich hier zurückkehrende Russische Offiziere nieder um sich zu entspannen. Als die Eisenbahnstrecke Riga-Tuckums erbaut wurde, Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, war Jūrmala plötzlich innert kurzer Zeit erreichbar. Der Badeort erreichte ein neues Level an Popularität und Tourismusandrang. Zu… Continue reading

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A remedy against rainy days: a trip to VVTs

trip to VVTs

The run of terrible weather lately has got everyone in a very bad mood in Moscow. Especially during our Russian lessons here at L&D we couldn’t help but be irritated by the rain, since almost all of our plans and activities for the afternoon were cancelled. Fortunately, last week things went well in the end,… Continue reading

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Uncovering the legend: Can St. Petersburg drive you mad?

legend of St. Petersburg

“This is a city of half-crazy people… there are few places where you’ll find so many gloomy, harsh and strange influences on the soul of a man as in St Petersburg.” ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment) They say St. Petersburg can drive people crazy. But is the rumour true? And if so, why? Today,… Continue reading

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