Mayakovsky’s Backbone flute

Vladimir Mayakovsky is considered one of the Russian Futurism’s leading figures and is known as the Poet of Revolution. There is no other writer, in fact, linked as much as him with Russian Revolution. Mayakovsky wrote a lot: plays, propaganda slogans, essays, sketches and, of course, poems. Poems about Revolution, about Soviet patriotism, about himself, about… Continue reading

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3 of my favourite Anna Akhmatova’s poems

Anna Akhmatova is one of the greatest female poets in Russian literature. Her extraordinary talent for poetry, her beauty and sensibility contributed to make her a key-figure in the cultural and artistic world of imperial Petersburg and one of the most important poets of the 20th century. I started reading Akhmatova’s poems by chance, just because… Continue reading

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Pushkin’s Footprints in St. Petersburg

Happy Birthday Pushkin! С днём рождения! St. Petersburg truly is Pushkin’s city, so to celebrate the great poet’s birthday why not experience the Northern Capital like he did? From the majestic Bronze Horseman to the scene of his final duel, take a look at the places which are now forever associated with Pushkin.   The… Continue reading

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5 Faces of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is world-renowned for its architectural beauty, unique history, and impressive literary heritage. But how did the city get its wonderful reputation? From Peter the Great himself to the peerless Dostoevsky, find out who made St. Petersburg the city it is today.   1) Peter the Great (1672 – 1725) How can we talk… Continue reading

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Discover St. Petersburg Through the Eyes of Five Russian Writers

Perhaps one of the world’s best cultural destinations, St. Petersburg has inspired a great number of artists through the ages. Many poets have been drawn to “the most abstract and intentional city of the entire globe”, amongst them Pushkin, Gogol and Dostoevsky to name just a few. So why not discover this beautiful and charming… Continue reading

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