How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia! If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually because of an old Russian emperor, Peter the Great. In this article, I will ...
Not only people travel, also words do! When a word is adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation it is called loanword. Loanwords are used every day: people are so accustomed to them that they don’t even realise that they are using a foreign word. Loanwords of course can be found in Russian, as in every other ...
June 9th marks the 345th anniversary of the birth of Peter the Great. Here we review the life of one of Russia’s most famous monarchs through of one his greatest legacies; art Advancing the arts was one of the many great innovations which Peter the Great brought to Russia. Prior to his reign, the only ...
St. Petersburg is world-renowned for its architectural beauty, unique history, and impressive literary heritage. But how did the city get its wonderful reputation? From Peter the Great himself to the peerless Dostoevsky, find out who made St. Petersburg the city it is today. 1) Peter the Great (1672 – 1725) How can we talk ...
An Unexpected Discovery: Tsereteli’s Museum-Studio Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown spots – I was not disappointed. On Gruzinskaya Square, not far from Barrikadnaya metro station, there is a line of ginormous statues across ...
The statue of Peter the Great, Moscow As you head west from Red Square along the Moskva river, you will no doubt spot a rather prominent statue – the monument to Russian Tsar Peter the Great. The statue was created by Russian-Georgian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli in 1997 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the ...
Most Important Victory Peter the Great Won – The Battle of Poltava The most important victory Peter the Great won is a rather unknown battle called The Battle of Poltava. In took place in 1709 is in terms of international history, but the historical consequences of the battle are so immense that we are still ...