Russia’s contribution to art across time has been nothing short of legendary. This article will walk you through some of the must-sees in Moscow. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Opened over a century ago, the Pushkin museum holds one of the city’s most impressive art collections. It includes works by Matisse, Picasso, Rembrandt, Monet ...
If you love Russian literature, St. Petersburg is a dream destination. Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Nabokov… Almost all the great Russian writers spent time in this beautiful city. Wandering along the canals beneath the grand buildings, it’s hard not to feel inspired as well. So what can you do to find out more about St. ...
Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in the Russian capital has decreased significantly. What a good news for tourists and expats! But wait, that’s not ...
Modern art at ‘Erarta’ in Saint Petersburg The Erarta museum holds the biggest collection of modern art in Russia. Given the recent spout of bad weather, I went in search of both some great artwork, and a dry place to spend a few hours. Opened in 2010, Erarta is one of Petersburg’s newer museums, yet spans 10,000 ...
Into The Hatch: A Guided Tour of Bunker 42 Bunker 42 Practical Information Location: 5 minute walk from Taganskaya Station on the Circle Line Tour Length: 45 minutes Tour Cost: 1850 rubles for the Basic Tour, plus 200 to take photos inside Website: http://www.bunker42.com/en/ Yesterday, Liden & Denz sent a group of students to ...
You can do some great Sightseeing on Vasilievsky Island. Here in St. Petersburg I live on Vasilievsky Island (Васильевский остров). Aside from the occasional issues getting home before the bridges open for the night, it is a pretty amazing place to live. I thought I would highlight a few of the sights on the island ...
There is so much to see in Riga for every type of tourist, and if you’re a museum-person you’ll be spoilt for choice! Here are our top five not-to-be-missed museums: 1. National History Museum of Latvia (Latvijas Dabas muzejs) One of Riga’s oldest museums has been recently renovated and modernised and now boasts interactive exhibits ...
You’re spoilt for choice for museums in Moscow, but if you fancied something a little bit different from the standard art galleries and history museums, you’re in luck! Moscow also boasts museums that are a bit special, including a vodka museum (a necessary visit on any trip to Russia!) and a museum dedicated to arcade ...
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to travel back in time and visit one of the last remaining Soviet diesel submarines still afloat. Docked just off of Naberezhnaya Leytenanta Shmidtaon (набережная лейтенанта шмидта) on Vasilyevsky Island (Васильевский остров), the S-189 sub is fully restored and now open to the public, allowing visitors to see just what ...