Explore the Dvor – St Petersburg’s most Instagrammable courtyards

St Petersburg is a city of courtyards. All buildings large or small, intricate or plain, in the city centre or on the outskirts, have one thing in common – the двор (pronounced ‘dvor’). This is a word that anyone visiting St Petersburg should know! Delve into the двор and you’ll experience St Petersburg off the… Continue reading

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Port Sevkabel – a waterfront wonderland

Port Sevkabel is one of St Petersburg’s most innovative new projects. A multifunctional events space and creative centre situated in a cable factory on the seafront, it is one of the most popular sites in the city. I have been to numerous events and festivals at Sevkabel, but was until recently unaware of what goes… Continue reading

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With mayonnaise everything is better!

Everything is better with mayonnaise

Life is better with Mayonnaise. At least that what Russians seem to think. Food is a great way into a culture and, by understanding the past and present of Russian cuisine, we might be able to get a grasp of this fascinating culture. Whenever I think of Russian food sour cream, condensed milk and dill… Continue reading

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5 surprising facts about Russia’s cultural history 

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Russia is simply a fascinating country: Studying its long and diverse history and its rich culture makes us understand the country and its people better. However, neither in university, nor at school do we really learn to understand what Russia’s cultural history really used to be like. We often spend hours and hours learning about… Continue reading

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Brace yourselves! It’s Mushroom Hunting Season in Russia!

Mushroom Hunting Season in Russia If you have ever happened to enjoy the traditional Russian cuisine, you would have noticed that mushrooms are a crucial ingredient for many Russian dishes. This probably doesn’t come as a surprise, given the fact, that most of the Russian landscape is covered in woods, which are covered with mushrooms.… Continue reading

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Returning to Russia’s cultural capital

My name is Rachel, and I will be spending the next 3 months interning and studying Russian at Liden and Denz, in Russia’s cultural capital, St Petersburg. I first became interested in Russian history at school and always wanted to learn another language, so I decided to throw myself in at the deep end, and… Continue reading

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History of the Russian Language

Understanding the origins of the Russian language is not only an important step in understanding the language itself, but can also offer a wealth of insight into the culture of the peoples who speak it. With a rich lexicon that is built around an intricate grammatical system, Russian is characterised by the same nuances of… Continue reading

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A short hello from Hungary to Russia!

Hello everyone! My name is Bence, and I come from the amazing capital city of Hungary, Budapest. It will be my second time in the breathtaking city of Saint Petersburg, and I hope to provide you with some satisfying and interesting content. So what do you need to know about me? Well, I’m 23 years… Continue reading

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