It’s certainly one of the first things you read about while searching the internet to get an overview before you travel to St Petersburg. And as I had already heard from so many people about the astonishing and wonderful metro stations, I wanted to write about the history and the characteristics of the Saint Petersburg ...
Exploring new countries and places can be a huge adventure, especially when it comes to somewhere like Russia. If you want to start your journey well, I recommend you to read through the following tips, they’ll help make your day that much easier. It all starts with the language As I already mentioned in my ...
As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if you have to travel from an extremity of the city to the other. Maybe during the summer, it would be better to enjoy ...
Moscow’s metro is truly unlike any other! Spend any time in the city, and you’ll certainly be travelling on its underground – our handy dictionary will introduce you to the essential terms you need to get on and get around. 1. Автомат (Ticket Machine) Автоматы are the machines you’ll see at the entrance to each metro ...
I am impressed by the number of construction projects that are running in the city right now. The Lakhta Center is a good example of incredible building speed. It is a non-residential construction project, with diverse facilities, including offices, a science center, a hotel, conference halls, and its main function, the headquarter of Gazprom. It ...
Five things you can do on the escalator of the Saint Petersburg metro The Saint Petersburg metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world. To make things easier for passengers, every metro station has immense escalators. The majority of the escalator goers just stares blankly into space as they descend. But, this ...
VDNKh: Top Three Temporary Exhibitions Known until only recently as The All-Russian Exhibition Centre and now by its original name, VDNKh (ВДНХ), this really is the perfect place to engage with exhibitions on a broad range of themes and topics. The magnificent pavilions house an entire host of retrospectives, expos and fairs throughout the year: I ...
A Walk in the Sokolniki Park: The City of Moscow In Russian: “Я глуяю в парке” One of my favourite things to do is walk around a city park. Here you are able to watch how people and nature interact. Visitors are exposed to the importance of nature as it contrasts with the city around them. ...
Many cities across the world have adopted the metro as the preferred method of public transportation, but few have gone to the same extent as Russia has to beautify their metro stations and turn them into an unofficial historical and national art museum of sorts. Built at the height of Joseph Stalin’s rule, the Moscow ...
Exploring Moscow Metropolitan Subway When you arrive in Moscow, there is something you cannot miss: the subway. Usually we consider it as a means of transport. But here it is more than that! Metro stations are real works of art of socialist realism: they are called “underground palaces”. I urge you to go stroll in ...