Dusting down the State Museum of Biology

State Museum Biology

Dusting down the State Museum of Biology Among the many blocks of flats dominating Malaya Gruzinskaya Ulitsa is a redbrick manor house that once belonged to Pyotr Shchukin, one of three brothers famed for their art and literature collections. The building once housed Shchukin’s own museum, displaying his treasures, but now it is the home of the rather… Continue reading

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Winter in Moscow: 5 must-do things you wouldn’t expect

Moscow in winter

I came to Moscow for the first time in late winter, when the average temperature was -12° with snow and wind. It would have been the perfect weather to visit museums and to walk around their warm halls. Unfortunately, I am not really a fan: I prefer architecture, parks, churches, markets… all those kind of… Continue reading

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St Petersburg Practical Information: Public Transport

This week’s practical information is all about public transport within the city. There’s a wide range of ways to get around the city and although you can do it on foot, of course, the public transport here is cheap and efficient and definitely worth using. The metro is the most obvious choice: with five lines… Continue reading

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