How culture saved Leningrad during the Siege

The blockade was both unique in the scale of suffering and resilience exhibited. We can never imagine what it would have taken to survive 900 days (including 3 Russian winters), on rations lower than those in the Nazi concentration camps of the same period. So how did the jewel of Imperial Russia survive the siege?… 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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A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg

Want to explore St. Petersburg? Then you’ll need to know these words! Although the city is relatively young (a sprightly 314 years old), St. Petersburg is home to a culture and history like no other. Take a look at this small dictionary of St. Petersburg to find out what makes this beautiful city so unique.… Continue reading

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Dawn of Second World War: Leningrad Siege

Leningrad Siege

Dawn of Second World War: Leningrad Siege What is the Leningrad Siege? In the early hours of 22 June 1941, Hitler’s Germany attacked Stalin’s Soviet Union. World War II had come to Russia. For Leningrad, the war meant blockade. Less than three months after the invasion, German Army Group North reached the outskirts of the… Continue reading

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