Idea for the Weekend: Folklore Festival in Ismailovo

Idea for the weekend Ismailovo

Idea for the Weekend: Folklore Festival in Ismailovo   For some reason, few visitors to Moscow seem to know about the Ismailovo Kremlin. The word ‘Kremlin’ for most brings to mind the imposing and infamous scarlet walls around the fortress by Red Square. It is a symbol of Moscow, of Russia, of authority and dictatorship,… Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Language Barrier

Different Kind of Language Barrier

A Different Kind of Language Barrier All of us language students and lovers know the difficulties of trying to communicate across a language barrier. In many ways, overcoming this is our mission: we learn languages in order to break down the wall that can so often be found between people from different countries and cultures. But… Continue reading

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Circle of Light Festival, Moscow – September 23-27

Moscow Light Festival

First things first, everyone: This festival is free and open to the public! Now, what is it about? The Circle of Light Festival uses electronic art, specifically lights and video mapping, to redefine and highlight well known public spaces.  Artists from around the globe have created pieces to be judged in three categories. Featured displays will be… Continue reading

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Traditional Autumn Festival of Fountains

Fountains

Traditional Autumn Festival of Fountains This weekend, one of the most unique festivals is held in St. Petersburg. The traditional autumn festival of fountains at Peterhof Palace starts on Friday, Sept. 09th, 2016 and lasts until Sunday, Sept. 11th, 2016. Save the date! – It will definitely be worth visiting it. This spectacular, colorful multimedia… Continue reading

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Moscow Coffee Festival

Moscow Coffee Festival

Moscow Coffee Festival “Coffee is the common man’s gold, and like gold, it brings to every person the feeling of luxury and nobility”– Sheikh Abd-al Kadir, who wrote the earliest known history of coffee manuscript I 1587. Coffee is without a doubt one of the most beloved drinks to have ever existed. According to statistics… Continue reading

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“Chez Géraldine” and the festival “Circle of light”

In France, Geraldine is a relatively rare name. In Russia, needless to say, it is absolutely unknown and impossible to make it sound more Russian expect by adding an a at the end… Often the Russian react with “ооо такое красивое имя!” (ooh what a beautiful name). So when I discovered that there was a… Continue reading

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Harley-Days-Festival: interesting for everyone!

Since yesterday and until Sunday you can join the Harley-Days Festival right in the city center! This year over 4000 bikers from Russia and other countries are expected. It is not only popular among motorcycle-fans, but also among the residents and visitors of St. Petersburg. Besides Hamburg and Barcelona, the Harley-Days Festival takes place in… Continue reading

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Ellie Goulding (and more) in Latvia: Positivus music festival!

After having heard me talk about the big music festivals in Saint Petersburg and in Moscow, those of you in Riga might have felt a little left out. Fear not, dear Riga-dwellers, because great summer-music is coming to you as well! This Thursday the biggest music festival of the Baltic States, called Positivus, kicks off in the northern Latvian… Continue reading

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