Uncovering the legend: Can St. Petersburg drive you mad?

legend of St. Petersburg

“This is a city of half-crazy people… there are few places where you’ll find so many gloomy, harsh and strange influences on the soul of a man as in St Petersburg.” ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky: Crime and Punishment) They say St. Petersburg can drive people crazy. But is the rumour true? And if so, why? Today,… Continue reading

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Women’s Day in Russia

On March 8, Russia celebrates Международный женский день, the Women’s Day in Russia, a special day for all women, recognized as national public holiday. Many official buildings and educational institutions are closed on this day but shops and Киоски (kioski) usually work. It often happens that if this day falls on a weekend, the public holiday and… Continue reading

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до встречи, Martina!

до встречи, Martina! Our beloved intern (and great friend) Martina Vierin is returning to Aosta in a few days. Not having her around anymore will be a bummer, of course… but the one good thing to come out of her departure is an opportunity to conduct this interview! Hi Martina! How is your last day… Continue reading

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