Pushkinskaya 10 – A haven of underground culture

Venturing through a dark alleyway next to a corner shop, probably the last thing you’d expect to discover is an expansive and fascinating museum of non-conformist culture whose roots stretch into the Soviet period and beyond. Yet, behind an unassuming door, you’ll find Art Centre Pushkinskaya 10. It first appeared in 1989 as a squat… Continue reading

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Student Interview with Ronald Knox – Living in Russia in the «несовершенный вид»

Student at Liden & Denz

A seasoned traveller and no stranger to the streets of St Petersburg, Ronald Knox, from Philadelphia, has just completed three weeks at Liden and Denz. As part of his travels this year, Ronald decided to pay St Petersburg a visit. Despite being caught out by the capricious St Petersburg weather, Ronald thoroughly enjoyed his time… Continue reading

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Russian food: unique experiences in Saint Petersburg

russian traditional food

With no doubt, tasting traditional food of the city you are visiting is one of the most exciting experience to make. Hence, if you are now in Saint Petersburg, you would better not miss the chance to “eat like a Russian”, enjoying different type of meat, fish and fresh seasonal vegetables. Lucky for you, you… Continue reading

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What makes St Petersburg so… Petersburg?

This year is the third time that I have had the pleasure of living in St Petersburg (also lovingly known as ‘Piter’). It’s a city that is so easy to fall in love with, and the first time I came here, within a couple of weeks I was completely and utterly charmed. The city’s atmosphere… Continue reading

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How to eat healthily in St Petersburg

In today’s society eating healthily and doing sports have become higher priorities, although taking care of your body has not always been that important. A few years ago this trend became extremely popular all over the world, including in Russia. Ever more women and men of all ages are on the hunt for healthy food.… Continue reading

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Facts And Exhibitions At The Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg

Mayakovsky Library

Facts And Exhibitions At The Mayakovsky Library in St. Petersburg This past week I had the pleasure of viewing two exhibits at a branch of the Mayakovsky Library (Библиотека Им. В.В. Маяковского) on Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg. History The library has a long history as a symbol of knowledge in the city of St.… Continue reading

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One Of The Largest Flea Markets In The World Is In St.Petersburg

Largest flea markets

One Of The Largest Flea Markets In The World Is In St.Petersburg Udelnaya Flea Market Looking for a unique way to practice your Russian this weekend, and maybe pick up a few souvenirs along the way? Then head north to St.Petersburg flea market Udelnaya (Блошиный рынок на «Удельной»)! One of the largest flea markets in… Continue reading

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