Pavlovsky Posad Shawls – Two Hundred Years of Excellence

Girl in Pavlovsky Posad scarf

Pavlovsky Posad is a 223-year-old tradition of Russian excellence. Started in 1795 by Ivan Labzin, a peasant farmer from Pavlova village outside of Moscow. it’s now an empire of a symbolic Russian accessory and souvenir. Labzin first ‘hired’ a handful of volunteers to work with him in a small workshop producing silk shawls and woven… Continue reading


Leningrad Hero City Obelisk

Обелиск «Городу-герою Ленинграду» (Leningrad Hero City Obelisk) is located in the centre of Площадь Восстания (Ploshchad Vosstania). This obelisk is the first thing you see when you get out of the train station Московский Вокзал (Moscovsky Vokzal): it stands in the middle of the square surrounded by massive buildings and looks towards Nevsky prospekt. If… Continue reading


White Marathon in Saint-Petersburg

  You certainly must have heard of the White Nights of Saint-Petersburg. But did you know about the White Marathon of Saint-Petersburg? Every year, in summer, the legendary 42-kilometers run takes place in the streets of the beautiful Russian city. And so it has been this last Sunday, June 29, when run-lovers and athletes from over 30 different countries… Continue reading