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Tag Archives: Peter the Great

26 Feb
2021

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 ...

25 Sep
2017

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: ...

08 Jun
2017

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

26 May
2017

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 ...

30 Nov
2016

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 ...

04 Jul
2016

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 ...

01 Dec
2014

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 ...