Bunker 42 in Moscow: History to touch

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There are many interesting museums in Moscow that are worth a visit and appear on my bucket list. One of them is the Cold War Museum called “Bunker 42”. The special thing about the museum is that it is actually inside a former bunker. It is located underground near the Taganskaya metro station, in the… Continue reading

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Did you say Fabergé?

Fabergé - Coronation egg

A very Russian institution The St. Petersburg metro is often praised for its beauty but it is also a place full of little stores, nooks and crannies which I found myself looking at yesterday. About everything and anything can be found there from a kitten calendar and the newest Russian romance novels to pens, newspapers… Continue reading

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The National Geographic Wildlife of Russia Exhibition 2016

Wildlife of Russia Exhibition

Last weekend I visited the 2016 Wildlife of Russia Photography Exhibition in St.Petersburg. It displays the winning pieces from last year’s competition of the same name. The project is a collaboration between National Geographic Russia and Binbank. The exhibition is located on the 5th floor of the Loft Project ETAGI, 74, Ligovski Prospect. The entrance… Continue reading

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Do You Prepare For A Museum Visit?

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Do You Prepare For A Museum Visit? Is a Museum visit a part of every travelling experience? Moscow is a city that commemorates history with appreciation and is a home to over 50 different museums. Of course, when we travel and arrive to a new city – we want to visit a museum. However, is that… Continue reading

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Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East

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Moscow As The Melting Pot Of The East Time flies, and before you know it is time to leave the melting pot and go back home. I do not have many homes away from home, but Moscow surely makes it on the list. It has become really close to my heart.   Learning Russian in… Continue reading

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Theatre in Life, Life in Theatre

Theatre in life

Theatre in Life, Life in Theatre Just a stone’s throw from Paveletsky Station is the Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum (Государственный центральный театральный музей имени А. А. Бахрушина). Named for its founder, the merchant and advocate of the arts Aleksei Alexandrovich Bakhrushin, the Museum is compact, despite being housed in Bakhrushin’s own manor. Glorious and… Continue reading

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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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Hidden gem(s)

As a future Geology student, I decided to visit the Vernadsky State Geological Museum. This is a very particular place to visit. There are very few people apart from a handful of passionate geology students, jotting down a few notes on their notepads, sketching minerals… Therefore visiting the museum feels like a discovery walk in… Continue reading

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