Tag Archives: Russian Literature - Page 3

08 Feb
2017
A Visit to Sennoy Market Last weekend I decided to visit one of the oldest grocery markets of St.Petersburg: Sennoy market / Сенной рынок (Sennoy rynok). It is located centrally at Moskovsky Prospect 4A, so you can either walk there by foot or take the metro to Sadovaya, Spasskaya or Sennaya Ploschad. The opening hours ...
28 Nov
2016
Rethinking Tolstoy: War and Peace by the BBC In January 2016, the BBC premiered one of its most ambitious and long-awaited literary adaptations: War and Peace. The Russian classic was brought to life by the British broadcaster for the second time, having made a first series in 1972. I watched the six-part production religiously, barely able ...
22 Nov
2016
Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and vocab that you’ve learnt, but this shouldn’t be restricted to reading texts and hand-outs from your teachers. To get a real feel for ...
29 Aug
2016
Gogol’s House To say that Russia has a rich literary history would be an understatement. Russia has produced some of the greatest writers of all time, whose distinctive voices have transcended the ages. The 19th century is regarded as the ‘Golden Age’ of Russian literature and Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol- who rose to prominence at this ...
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 ...
31 Aug
2015
Nikolai Gogol’s stories continue to captivate readers in Russia and around the world. In St. Petersburg, Gogol’s legacy has provided the inspiration for a restaurant and a hotel in his name. But why does Gogol continue to carry such importance in St. Petersburg? Although Gogol did not live in St. Petersburg for very long, his ...
19 Jun
2014
Алые паруса is the biggest and most famous White Nights Festival event in St Petersburg and offers spectacular fireworks, numerous concerts and a massive water show, all to celebrate the end of the school year. Алые паруса is only celebrated in St Petersburg, and began after the end of World War II, when several schools ...
06 Jun
2014
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was born on the 6th of June in 1799 and is considered by many as the greatest Russian poet ever, and the founder of modern Russian literature. Ask anyone to name a famous Russian, and they’ll very likely come up with Pushkin. Having published his first poem at the age of fifteen, ...
22 Apr
2014
The Writings of Vladimir Nabokov: About His Life and Work Vladimir Nabokov ( 22/04/1899 2/07/1977) is a famous Russian and American writer. He was born in St. Petersburg in 1899 to a family that came from the Russian nobility. Very early, around the age of 6 years, he mastered English and also learned French. Moreover, ...
18 Oct
2013
2 Most Famous Writers of Russian Fables And Fairy Tales Russia has a long tradition of fairy tales and fables. Krylov is the most famous writer of fables, and he is considered the Russian La Fontaine. On the other hand, Afanasyev’s fairy tales are regarded as the Russian equivalent to the Brothers Grimm’s ones. Ivan ...