Ivan the Terrible: the story of Russia’s expansion

Ivan the Terrible

Today Russia is the largest country on Earth by area, and covers more than one-eighth of the planet’s inhabited land area. But how did it get to be so big? The answer to this question lies all the way back in the 16th century with the Russian ruler Ivan IV, known as Ivan the Terrible.… Continue reading

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Internship in Hospitality Abroad

Internship Abroad

Internship in Hospitality Abroad Ever wondered what it is like to have an internship in Russia? Listen to the experiences of two interns working at the Marriott Renaissance Baltic Hotel Saint Petersburg, hosted and filmed by Liden & Denz Video Blogger Ryan Gourley.

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September 5th – Could you live without your beard?

September 5th – Do you know what day it is? Here’s a hint: if you have facial hair, you might just be glad that you’re living in 2014, and not 1698. On this day in 1698 Peter the Great introduced a beard tax. You’re probably familiar with some of the exploits, peculiarities and rampages of… Continue reading

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