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26 Aug
2013
В бане помылся — заново родился. (Washing yourself in the banya is like being born again.) The term “banya” (баня) in Russia refers to a local type of Sauna. Banya is a Russian tradition that started centuries ago, but it is still very popular today. There are banyas in large cities and in small towns, ...
23 Aug
2013
The anniversary of Ivan IV’s birth occurs this Sunday (August 25). Ivan IV (Иван IV) is probably the most famous Tsar of the first royal dynasty in Russia, the Ruriks. He is infamously known for its nickname, “The Terrible” (Грозный). However, this nickname was not used by the people in a negative way: the Russian ...
21 Aug
2013
Kupetz Eliseevs (Магазин Купцов Елизеевых) is the city’s finest foodhall and another piece of eye-catching Art Nouveau architecture on Nevsky Prospekt (Невский Проспект). Outside is a quirky window display of dancing elves but a peek inside transports you to the luxurious atmosphere of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. Stroll around while listening to the self-operating grand piano, ...
20 Aug
2013
The Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Александро–Невская лавра) is located at the heart of St. Petersburg, just at the end of Nevsky Prospect. As many other things in the city, the the idea of the Monastery belongs to Peter the Great. Peter’s purpose was to commemorate the Neva Battle that supposedly took place where now the Monastery ...
14 Aug
2013
After the mixed up Times of Troubles following the death of Ivan IV, a spark of hope came from the ascension to the Russian throne of Mikhail Romanov (Михаил Романов) in 1613. This event marked the beginning of the Romanov reign. The Romanovs ruled Russia until 1917, and 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of their ...
12 Aug
2013
The Kunstkamera (Кунсткамера) is Russia’s first museum ever, established by Peter The Great at the start of the 18th century. It is the home to Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnology (Музей антропологии и этнографии имени Петра Великого), and it is located near the Hermitage, on the opposite side of Neva. The most ...
09 Aug
2013
Russia has always been famous for its circus art. Many theatrical and movie directors were inspired by the circus for their works. For instance, Vsevolod Meyerhold (Всеволод Мейерхольд) started his career at the circus, and Sergei Eisenstein (Сергей Эйзенштейн) used many circus tricks in his movies. So, it is no surprise that the first museum ...
08 Aug
2013
If you are curious about Russian literature and want to test your knowledge of Russian, we suggest you to see a performance of Bulgakov’s masterpiece, “The Master and Margarita” (Мастер и Маргарита). The performances will take place on August  13 and 16 at theatre festival Baltic House (Балтийский Дом), in Petrogradskaya Storona (Петроградская Сторона). “The Master ...
06 Aug
2013
Calling all art lovers in St. Petersburg! If you have already visited the Hermitage (Эрмитаж) and the Russian Museum (Русский музей), it’s time to cross the bridge over to Vasilyevsky Island (Васильевский остров) and take a look inside Erarta Museum and Gallery of Contemporary Art (Музей и галерея современного искусства “Эрарта”). Here you can view ...
03 Apr
2013
On April 1st I visited the State Memorial Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad. The name on the outside of the building remains the outdated Музей Обороны Ленинграда (The Leningrad Defence Museum). It’s located at  Соляной переулок, 9, about a 15 minute walk from the school. Entrance is only 100 RUB for a Russian ...