Let’s cheer for Russia!

Tonight we already will see a little final even before the 1/8 finals have started. Russia plays against Algeria, it’s the last game for both in their group. The situation in that group is quite interesting as theoretically all teams have the chance to reach the 1/8 finals. But of course we want to see… Continue reading

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A small dictionary of going to the barbers in St Petersburg

For a gentleman, straying away from your regular barber can be a pretty harrowing experience. It feels like cheating on your life-long companion. There’s also always that worry about trying something new with somebody else. Will they know what you like? Will they be experienced? When I left England to come to Russia I had no choice… Continue reading

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An Unexpected Discovery: Tsereteli’s Museum-Studio

artist Tsereteli

An Unexpected Discovery: Tsereteli’s Museum-Studio Recently, I happened across the strangest but most fabulous place. I was absentmindedly walking in the general direction of the Moscow Zoo, hoping to discover some unknown spots – I was not disappointed. On Gruzinskaya Square, not far from Barrikadnaya metro station, there is a line of ginormous statues across… Continue reading

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