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The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

Whether you’re an art lover or not, there’s no denying that the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses one of the most incredible collections of art on the planet. Not only is it one of the largest museums in the…

The world’s enduring love affair with Swan Lake

The world’s enduring love affair with Swan Lake

140 years ago this February, Tchaikovsky’s glorious ballet Swan Lake premiered at Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. Based loosely on a Russian folk tale, the story follows a princess named Odette who was cursed and turned into a swan. Tchaikovsky’s score is…