How people see Lenin and Stalin in Modern Russia

Lenin and Stalin

How people see Lenin and Stalin in modern Russia To me, as an ordinary foreigner observing modern Russia, Lenin and Stalin went always together. In the Western world, we all knew that Stalin was far more evil, but never had much doubts that Lenin was to be put in the same group of absolutist rulers who embarked… Continue reading


The Alfred Nobel Monument

Understandably, visitors to Saint Petersburg might be a bit surprised and confused when they discover that there is a monument «Памятник Альфреду Нобелю» honouring Alfred Nobel in the Petrogradskaya district. However, honouring the inventor of dynamite and the founder of the prize that bears his name has its reasons and links the ground-breaking invention that… Continue reading