Russian Emigre Literature – Nabokov and identity

Nabokov and emigre literature

A lesser known part of Russian history is the widespread emigration that happened during the Soviet Union. After the Communist revolution in 1917, a vast wave of 1-3 million Russian intellectuals, teachers and nobility were forced to flee the former Russian Empire. Among these emigrants were the famous literary figures Nabokov, Brodsky and Bunin, who… Continue reading

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Light up the Night

Light up the Night

Light up the Night Moscow at night is a sight to behold: if there’s one thing Muscovites get right it’s ethereal uplighting and twinkly electric stars. I challenge you to stand on Red Square after dark and not be overawed by the shadows cast by the trees along the Kremlin’s scarlet walls, the shimmering gold… Continue reading

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Hostels in Riga

If you are studying in our Language centre in Riga, then this information might not be very useful for you, but if you are in Russia or somewhere else and want to visit this city, then I did some homework for you. When I travel to another country, especially across Europe, I like to review the… Continue reading

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