Five Russian Podcasts for Intermediate and Advanced Students
If you’re like me, you love podcasts. You listen to them on your way to work, at the gym, or even over a cup of tea. Edifying, intellectually engaging, and often humorous, podcasts are not only a great way to optimize your free time, but also a crucial tool to help improve your skills. What… Continue reading
Lenin and Nadezhda: husband and wife 116 years ago!
On July 22, 1898 Lenin married Nadezhda Krupskaya, to which he would later refer as his ideological “friend, comrade, and sister”. Lenin had come to know Nadezhda through her best friend, Apollinaria Yakubova, a young and beautiful girl with whom Lenin was romantically involved at the time of their meeting. Both Apollinaria and Nadezhda were members of the Marxist group of St.… Continue reading
The Museum of Political History in St Petersburg
The Museum of Russian Political History in St Petersburg, located next to the Peter and Paul Fortress, contains amazingly informative exhibitions of Russia’s political history since the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. It is very impartial, lays events out in the clearest of light and even the building itself is of importance in relation… Continue reading