A Jazz Lover’s Guide to St. Petersburg

close up of someone playing a saxophone with caption over it saying "jazz in St Petersburg"

There was a saying in the former Soviet Union: “Today he plays jazz, tomorrow he’ll sell out his motherland”. Back then, jazz was seen as Western, subversive and something not to be trusted. Fortunately, times have changed, and today St. Petersburg attracts top jazz performers from across Russia and indeed the world. Every year, the… Continue reading


Fifa World Cup 2018: tutto quello che c’è da sapere

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La Coppa del Mondo Fifa 2018 rappresenterà la 21esima edizione del campionato mondiale di calcio a squadre organizzato dalla FIFA. Il campionato avrà luogo in Russia dal 14 giugno al 15 luglio 2018 e vedrà scontrarsi 32 squadre di calcio nazionali. Quello che sappiamo per certo è che i giochi avranno inizio con una spettacolare… Continue reading


Riga’s Art Nouveau

One of the best things about studying Russian in Latvia is the chance to see the county’s unique blend of cultures. The best and most beautiful place to see this is in Riga’s Old Town center. Known as  Vecrīga in Latvian (Старый город in Russian), the Old Town exhibits the layered history of the city’s… Continue reading