Spotlight on Contemporary Russian Fiction

A few weeks ago I did a spotlight on three must-read contemporary female Russian poets, and this time I’m following up with a spotlight on contemporary Russian prose. I’d venture to guess that most of us who study Russian literature are generally presented with the classics: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Bulgakov, Solzhenitsyn, Nabokov. While I… Continue reading

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Больше Кофе!

Больше Кофе! (More Coffee!) is a cafe that I highly recommend checking out. Located just outside of Gorkovskaya metro station, it’s a gem that is easy to miss, as the cafe is built into a hill in Alexandrovsky Park. Yes, it’s actually built into the hill. It looks like a cross between a tiny castle and… Continue reading

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Liden & Denz joins EAQUALS

Liden & Denz St.Petersburg is the first language centre in Russia ever to have passed the rigorous EAQUALS inspection, which differs from other quality management schemes because it (quoting EAQUALS) "covers not just processes and documentation but what happens in reality. The focus is on the school-in-action, the experience of the clients, not just the… Continue reading

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