St Petersburg’s most beautiful “доходный дом”

What do Rasputin and Raskolnikov have in common? Apart from the alliteration of their names, they both lived in a particular type of apartment building. Both the infamous and mysterious characters of St Petersburg’s history and literature alike lived in these buildings known as “доходный дом” – where flats all grouped together were rented out.… Continue reading

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Ivan the Terrible

There’s a lot that’s been said about Ivan the Terrible. He was insane, tyrannical, a reformist, even humanitarian. His history is as turbulent as his reputation and is a fascinating case study in both a historical and psychological context. Prior to Ivan’s reign, Russia had been undergoing a unifying movement that threatened aristocracies, namely the… Continue reading

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“EAQUALS admits first Russian school” – Language Travel Magazine

“Liden and Denz language school in St Petersburg, Russia, has become the first language school in the country to be accepted to join the European Association for Quality Language Services (Eaquals).” “The school, which is already a member of the International Association of Language Centres (Ialc), plans to get its Moscow-based school inspected by Eaquals… Continue reading

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