Welcome to Kazan!

Kazan Mosque

Kazan – in the west hardly known is the beautiful capital of the semi-autonomous Republic of Tatarstan with its more than one million inhabitants after Moscow and St. Petersburg one of the most important tourist cities in Russia. The city at the Volga became better known for its role as the venue of the 2018… Continue reading


#studentlife: (No) Free Time

student life

#studentlife: (No) Free Time For the last three months I have been living with my friend Karina, a student in one of Moscow’s top universities. In a previous #studentlife post, I wrote about the inefficiencies faced by Karina and many other Russian students within their chosen educational establishments, from corruption to the lack of influence… Continue reading


Cirque du Soleil in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is world famous for its stunning array of shows and performances one can see. Thanks to this reputation, the city attracts many amazing international performances like the acclaimed circus troupe Cirque du Soleil.  Starting on January 23 and running until February 2, St. Petersburg will be hosting the group’s performance known as Dralion, which is… Continue reading