Russian Stolovaya – a short history

Russian stolovaya

A trip to Russia is not complete without a trip to a classic Soviet-style stolovaya. Usually translated into English as a canteen, the establishment of the Russian stolovaya is a nostalgic mark that adorns almost every street in the centre of St Petersburg and Moscow like a purified crystal from the rich furnace of Soviet history…… Continue reading

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Goodbye from Valentina: пока Россия, I’ll see you soon!

Valentina in Moscow

Time has come to say goodbye to Moscow already and, just as I expected, my experience here was so intense and full of emotions. Five weeks have gone by incredibly fast and now a part of me is not ready to leave the school, my room, my friends, and my daily routine in this beautiful… Continue reading

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The best viewpoints to see Moscow from above

Moscow from above

Moscow is so beautiful, it is worth to see from every angle, but the view from above is totally stunning. That’s why there are so many viewpoints around the city. They are historical buildings, parks, museums, and restaurants that also offer breath-taking views of the city. So, in this article you will find some hints… Continue reading

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Saint Petersburg’s favorite doughnuts: pishki

The first thing that comes to our minds when saying “doughnut” is the typical American deep-fried and ring-shaped dough, usually glazed with sugar icing or topped with powdered sugar, chocolate or colored sprinkles.  But being honest, this is an international dish, present all over the world and prepared in many different ways according to traditions.… Continue reading

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5 places for Vegan & Vegetarian St. Petersburg offers

burger vegetarian st. petersburg

A lot of vegetarian and vegan visitors to St. Petersburg worry about finding places that cater to their dietary requirements. While it’s true that a lot of famous Russian dishes contain meat (think stroganoff, caviar and of course the chicken kiev), St. Petersburg has no shortage of meat-free dining. Here are a few top picks… Continue reading

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