Leningrad – The Russian rock band that holds nothing back

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If there is one Russian music group that dares to push the bounds of social propriety, it is Leningrad. Founded in 1997 by Sergey Shnurov, they’ve been winding up the political elites of Russia since then. The former Mayor of Moscow even banned them playing in the city for a while. Their reputation, or perhaps… Continue reading

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Greetings from Esther! Здравствуйте!

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Greetings from Esther! I am Esther, greetings!  I am 28, from … well, I was born in Seoul, schooled in Bologna, sent to college in Bloomington, Indiana, then moved to Amsterdam where I finished my BA last year (Eastern-European Studies). Now, after six or so months in Sankt Petersburg, I think I might have found… Continue reading

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