Tag Archives: #russianhistory

04 Mar
2020
I was surprised that even though we had articles on particular Petersburg monuments, we had no article about the overall History of St. Petersburg… so here we go! When I told relatives, I would spend the next three months in St. Petersburg, their first reaction was always enthusiasm for the History and culture that the city ...
21 Jul
2017
It is a well-known fact that St. Petersburg’s architecture is some of the most beautiful in the world, but what about the secrets behind it? I went on a guided tour of the stairwells and back yards of the city to find out a bit more. For anyone unfamiliar with the general layout of an ...
05 Jul
2017
With good reason known to these days as Catherine the Great, the Russian Empress was one of the most fascinating and powerful rulers ever. Despite her being an outsider, coming from the German city of Settin, she managed to reach the very top of the Russian Empire at the age of 33 years old when, ...
14 Jan
2016
I want to dedicate this article to Russian superstitions and traditions extremely common and practiced until today by the majority of the population. Most of them are rooted in the paganism, practiced by the Slavs before Christianity. About two weeks ago, we studied for a week its traditions, taking us to see how superstitious the ...
14 Jan
2016
As many of you know, everywhere in the world this day, January 1st, is a day off, especially because we all celebrated welcoming the new year with familiy and friends; nevertheless, I want to share with you a little bit of history on this day but on 1961, when the major currency reform in the ...
14 Jan
2016
Unlike us the Russian Christmas is celebrated on the 7th January, like in the rest of the slavic countries. As in our culture, this day marks the birth of Christ. Although its celebration was forbidden during the Soviet union, recently it bagan to gain popularity and religious meaning again. Russians celebrate Christmas Day with the same activities like ...
14 Jan
2016
Kamchatka was founded on the Kamchatka Peninsula in 2007. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski is the oldest town of Russian Far East with 196 thousand residents. The climate on the peninsula and the islands is severe with long and frosty winters (average  —25°C), and short, chilly and rainy summers (average +12°C). The nature of the Kamchatka Territory has an amazing ...
24 Jun
2015
Yesterday we were lucky enough to pilot the new Liden & Denz free interactive tours! These tours will take place every other Tuesday and are a great chance to get to know a new side of St. Petersburg while improving your Russian. Along with our knowledgeable guide and teacher, Antonina, we went on an interactive ...
27 May
2015
May 27th 1703 marked the day that the first stones were laid to build the fortress that would protect St. Petersburg from the Swedes. This fortress is called the St. Peter and Paul Fortress. Peter the Great was adamant to get back access to the Baltic Sea from the Swedes in order to make St. Petersburg ...
28 Mar
2015
What and Where is The Yusupov Palace? The Yusupov Palace (Юсуповский  дворец), like its name suggests, used to belong to the Yusupov Family, a Russian noble family descended from very wealthy monarchs. The palace is also known as the place where Григорий Распутин (Grigory Rasputin) was murdered, a peasant known for his supernatural powers and ...