Russian Stolovaya – a short history

Russian stolovaya

A trip to Russia is not complete without a trip to a classic Soviet-style stolovaya. Usually translated into English as a canteen, the establishment of the Russian stolovaya is a nostalgic mark that adorns almost every street in the centre of St Petersburg and Moscow like a purified crystal from the rich furnace of Soviet history…… Continue reading

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The Arctic and Antarctic Museum

Every once in a while one stumbles upon these hidden gems that surprise you in a good way. Last weekend I visited the Dostoevsky Museum, which of course was interesting, and on my way back home I stumbled upon the Russian State Museum of the Arctic and Antarctic. Well, stumble is maybe the wrong word… Continue reading

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Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night

Museum Night St. Petersburg

Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night On the weekend after international museum day, most European countries one-up the annual event with a Museum Night (ночь музеев). Over 40 countries welcome visitors into nearly 2,000 museums for a cultural experience between dusk and dawn. This year, I got to experience the especially famous Museum Night of… Continue reading

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