A Literature Lover’s Guide to St. Petersburg

Griboyedov Canal

If you love Russian literature, St. Petersburg is a dream destination. Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Nabokov… Almost all the great Russian writers spent time in this beautiful city. Wandering along the canals beneath the grand buildings, it’s hard not to feel inspired as well. So what can you do to find out more about St.… Continue reading


5 Veggie & Vegan Eateries in St. Petersburg

A veggie burger sitting on a plate.

A lot of vegetarian and vegan visitors to St. Petersburg worry about finding places that cater to their dietary requirements. While it’s true that a lot of famous Russian dishes contain meat (think stroganoff, caviar and of course the chicken kiev), St. Petersburg has no shortage of meat-free dining. Here are a few top picks… Continue reading


5 top tips when travelling by sleeper trains

One week before leaving Russia, I finally decided to do the famous travel St. Petersburg-Moscow by sleeper train. I know that for Russian people this is a normal travel (as a matter of fact they consider these trains обычные поезда – normal trains), but I was so excited about doing this for the first time.… Continue reading


A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg Metro

As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if you have to travel from an extremity of the city to the other.   Maybe during the summer, it would be better to enjoy… Continue reading


Farewell, Rina!

До свидания Rina! It is sadly time to bid farewell to another one of our great interns. Rina is on her way back to Canada, so I asked her a few questions to find out about her time in Russia, working and studying at Liden & Denz. So, Rina, tell me a little bit about… Continue reading