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25 Jul
2016
Museum of the Patriotic War of 1812 Situated between Teatralnaya station and the entrance to the Kremlin, is an interesting museum dedicated to the war of 1812, fought between the Napoleon’s army and Russia. The very first exhibits contain artefacts and interactive maps, describing the early stages of the war. Some noteworthy items include the many swords, ...
11 Jul
2016
How the Dynasty Begun With Michael I – The First Romanov 12th July was the birthday of Michael (Михаил) Romanov of Russia. Michael was the first Tsar of the house of Romanov in 1613. The dynasty lasted for 300 years on the Russian throne. Nicholas II and his family celebrated its tercentenary in 1913, but ...
07 Jul
2016
The Treaty of Tilsit On 7th July 1807, Napoleon and Alexander I signed the Treaty of Tilsit, which marked the end of the war between Russia and France. The treaty was unusual in that it was signed on a raft in the middle of the Neman river near the town of Tilsit, which is now ...
05 Jul
2016
The Decembrist – Pavel Pestel 5th July marks the birthday one of the most famous of the Decembrists, Pavel Ivanovich Pestel. The Decembrists were young revolutionary army officers, who led a revolt against Tsar Nicholas I in 1825. The Decembrists wanted Russia to adopt democracy, a western style constitution and abolition of serfdom. However the Decembrist Revolt failed. ...
13 Jun
2016
A look at Japan and Russia’s shared history Today marks the beginning of the 10th festival of Japanese culture, ‘Garden of Pleasures’ in Saint Petersburg. This festival takes place every year, and will last until the 24th of June. It aims to strengthen and develop relations between Japan and Russia, as well as educate people ...
11 May
2016
A Taste of Russian poetry: Anna Akhmatova Russian poetry is famous all over the world for its great number of talented writers. Within the best renowned we can find the names of: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Leo Tolstoj, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin, Anton Chekhov and I could can go on and on. But there is also a woman whose ...
10 May
2016
5 Point Stops Inside the Moscow Kremlin Moscow Kremlin is one of the most famous constructions in the world! Students studying Russian with us wanted to pay it a visit! Read about their experience !   Last friday, Liden & Denz school of Moscow organized a great excursion: a guided tour of the Kremlin. Many students ...
09 Feb
2016
Famous murders in St. Petersburg   Mikhailovsky Castle. 1801. The murder of Paul I Also known as Inzhenerny Castle. Paul I built it for himself as an impenetrable sanctuary, but from the moment in was built it was doomed to become the place he would spend his final moments. Subsequent modifications to the space in ...
05 Feb
2016
The History of the Russian Country home – Dacha (Дача) The history of the Russian Country home – Dacha, is diverse.  The word “dacha” originated in the 17th century from the verb “davat’” (to give), in reference to plots of land distributed by the Tsar. At the beginning of the 18th century during the reign of ...
03 Feb
2016
Russian Banya (Русская баня) I wrote before about the Latvian saunas, it is time to talk about Russian banya now, which are very similar due to their development under the soviet regime, and some customs are exactly the same. From medieval times going to bania is a very old Russian custom that grew with popularity and not ...