St Petersburg’s most beautiful “доходный дом”

What do Rasputin and Raskolnikov have in common? Apart from the alliteration of their names, they both lived in a particular type of apartment building. Both the infamous and mysterious characters of St Petersburg’s history and literature alike lived in these buildings known as “доходный дом” – where flats all grouped together were rented out.… Continue reading


4 Places To Workout and Sightsee In Moscow


4 Places To Workout and Sightsee In Moscow What about your workout routine? Most students come to study Russian for an average of 2 to 6 weeks. Since this is a relatively short amount of time, it can be difficult to maintain your workout routine or even know where to find a gym that fits into… Continue reading


Big Liver Place – A lovely cocktail bar in the heart of St Petersburg

In between Малая и Вольшая Конюшенная (Malaya and Bolshaya Konyushennaya), just off Nevsky Prospekt, is an incredibly chic bar called Big Liver Place. Located on Shvedsky Pereulok, it is very much out of the way of the hustle and bustle of life on Nevsky Prospekt and is actually quite difficult to spot. However, once inside,… Continue reading