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28 Apr
2015
Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory Russian cuisine offers really tasty and filling dishes, but sometimes foreigners find them not so easy to eat as Russian Chocolate. Therefore, everybody agrees on the great variety of delicious Russian sweets: пирожные (pastries), печение (biscuits), торт (cakes), конфети (candy), вафли (wafel). In Russian supermarkets there are usually ...
21 Apr
2015
In Addition to AK-47, What Russian Weapons Do You Know? The Military-Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineer and Signal Corps is not only the oldest military museum in Russia, but also one of the most significant military-historical museums in the world. The Museum collection occupies 13 rooms with a total area of over 17,000 square meters ...
18 Apr
2015
A Look At Russian Architecture: Смольный Собор – Smolny Cathedral The beautiful blue and white cathedral situated by the Neva bank was initially built to house the daughter of Peter The Great, Elizaveta Petrovna, who was going to become a nun after being forbidden from taking the throne. But after a while, Elizaveta ended up ...
15 Apr
2015
There is nothing more relaxing than a nice, long walk in one of the many beautiful parks and gardens of Saint Petersburg. The weather hasn’t really been on our side this week, but hopefully it will get better than this! And when it does, be sure to go for a walk in one of these ...
28 Mar
2015
What and Where is The Yusupov Palace? The Yusupov Palace (Юсуповский  дворец), like its name suggests, used to belong to the Yusupov Family, a Russian noble family descended from very wealthy monarchs. The palace is also known as the place where Григорий Распутин (Grigory Rasputin) was murdered, a peasant known for his supernatural powers and ...
23 Mar
2015
Although this retro bar is easy to miss, once you go in, you might not see an available table in sight. The set of black velvet drapes by the entrance are meant to transport you to a time when there were a lot of speakeasy bars, which developed when selling alcohol in establishments became illegal ...
18 Mar
2015
Die Geschichte dieses Theater reicht bis in das Jahr 1783 zurück als es noch unter dem Namen „Большой Театр“ („Großes Theater“) bekannt war. Im Verlauf der letzten paar Jahrhunderte waren auf dieser Bühne einige der berühmtesten Künstler und Künstlerinnen der Epoche zu sehen und auch das Theater selbst wurde rasch zu einer der architektonischen Attraktionen ...