6 Russian Hats You Should Be Wearing This Winter

Russian Hats

6 Russian Hats We love hats. We wear hats for fashion, for religious and formal purposes, and of course, to keep us warm. (And here in Moscow, there’s a lot of the latter going around.) You’re probably wearing a hat right now, or you see someone wearing a hat, trying desperately to stay warm. But… Continue reading

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

In this day, May 7th, was born one of the world known composers: Tchaikovsky (7 May 1840 in  Votkinsk and died 6 November 1893 in Saint-Petersburg). Tchaikovsky composed in all genres, but it is in orchestral music as symphonies, suites and concertos he deploys all his knowledge and gives the measure of his sense of… Continue reading

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Kommunalki in St.Petersburg

There are various kommunalki in St.Petersburg. Коммуналки, kommunalki or communal apartments, began to develop after the 1917 revolution. Communal apartments are shared apartments in city centers, often shared between roughly 5 families. Each family would have the government assign them a room in an apartment, the size of which was determined by the number of people… Continue reading

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