Tag Archives: st. petersburg

15 Sep
2021
How did Russians commemorate 80 years since the Siege of Leningrad? On September 8th 1941, the blockade of Leningrad began, when the ring of Nazi German troops and their allies around the city was closed. The blockade lasted 872 days, and sources vary but somewhere between 400,000 to 1,500,000 people died. Nazi Germany planned for ...
13 Sep
2021
An afternoon at Leningrad Zoo On Tuesday afternoon, I visited Saint Petersburg’s zoo, called Ленинградский зоопарк (The Leningrad Zoo), found in Alexander Park in Petrogradsky District. I was surprised by the huge range of animals that live there; Over 600 species can be found there, including big cats, primates, fish, reptiles, farm animals, birds, and ...
15 Aug
2021
A Guide to Udelnaya Flea Market in St Petersburg Udelnaya market is one of the biggest flea markets in Russia, and is a true labyrinth of amazing purchases just waiting to be discovered. When you first get there, its size and its energy may seem daunting. Here are my top tips for visiting this market ...
09 Aug
2021
Final Address: Plaques Commemorating the Victims of Political Repression in the USSR Final Address (Последний адрес) is an initiative founded by the association Memorial (Мемориал) which seeks to remember the victims of political repression during the Soviet period. This is done through placing small metal plaques outside the buildings where victims of political repression were ...
28 Jul
2021
One of the first things I noticed when I arrived in Russia was the sheer number of companies offering carsharing services. At first, I wasn’t used to it, but then it became normal for me to see people standing next to a car while holding their mobile phone and within seconds unlocking the vehicle and ...
18 Jul
2021
4 Classic Russian Short Stories Set in St Petersburg St Petersburg was founded in 1703, and has been the inspiration for many authors ever since. If you are interested in becoming familiar with some of the most famous Russian authors, but don’t quite feel prepared to read War and Peace just yet, here are some ...
15 Jul
2021
Привет from Leila, the newest intern at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg! Всем привет! Hello everyone! My name is Leila, and I am currently studying at Liden & Denz. I have just arrived in St Petersburg, and after I have finished a two-week quarantine period I am really looking forward to exploring this beautiful city. ...
05 Jul
2021
Whenever you arrive in a new city, one of the first things to get to grips with is always the public transport network. Despite apps like Google Maps and Citymapper making life a lot easier when it comes to travelling around St Petersburg, these apps can’t tell you everything and it’s worth spending some time ...
22 Apr
2021
It may seem that the tourist trail in St Petersburg is all about the city’s imperial past: the palaces of Peter the Great and Catherine the Great, the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Fabergé eggs. But, if you only know where to look, you can delve into a different facet of the city’s history: ...
06 Apr
2021
St Petersburg has an abundance of cool brunch spots right in the city centre. With so many to choose from, it can be difficult to know which places are worth a visit.  So, here are a few spots that I have tried and tested, and some more that I have been eying up online, and ...