Tea for Two: 5 Top Tea Rooms in St. Petersburg

A cup of tea with illustration of the Kremlin on the side

Tea has occupied a special place in Russian culture since the 17th century, when it was gifted to Tsar Michael I by the Mongolians. It quickly became the warming beverage of choice among Russian seeking to colonise the icy Siberian region and has been a staple in Russian kitchens ever since. Today, over 80% of… Continue reading

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A small guide to Loft Project Etagi

Ten years have passed since what used to be an old bakery opened as Loft Project Etagi on Ligovsky prospekt 74, a 15-minute walk from Площадь Восстания (Ploschad Vosstaniya). Some might say it is the definition of a hipster’s paradise; there is a craft beer bar at the entrance, they sell fancy coffee, vegan (and non-vegan)… Continue reading

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Retracing Lenin’s footsteps

Of course, Saint Petersburg is bathed in history. As a city, it holds great significance regarding the Russian Revolution of 1917. So much so, that it is sometimes referred to as the cradle of the Russian Revolution. The Russian Revolution was a monumental event which took place in the earlier stages of the 20th century.… Continue reading

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Small dictionary of Russian school

Education, education, and education. An integral part of society across the world. Образование (education) of all ages plays a particularly significant role in Russia which is illustrated by the tradition which has become День знаний (The day of knowledge). This takes place every year on Первое сентября (The first of September). It is on this… Continue reading

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Five Ways to Fully Immerse Yourself in Russian

On the one hand, the Russian language is indeed beautiful, but on the other, rather complicated. One day, it seems that you are able to communicate and the next you simply find that you can’t string a sentence together. Of course, this is just part of language learning and occurs when you learn any language.… Continue reading

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