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A quick guide to Peter the Great

A quick guide to Peter the Great

Happy birthday Peter the Great! Peter 1, Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725, was born 344 years ago on 9 June 1672.  He’s considered one of the country’s great reformers, dragging Russia out of mediaeval oblivion and transforming it…

A tribute to Boris Pasternak – “I am tied to Russia by birth, by life and work”

A tribute to Boris Pasternak – “I am tied to Russia by birth, by life and work”

Best known for the novel Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak’s work is both popular and influential in his native Russia. Ironically, the book that led to worldwide fame was banned in his homeland for its commentary on the Communist state and…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ST-PETERSBURG!

It is well-known that the Russians like celebrating the so-called “City Birthday”. It is the day when they admire the culture traditions and history of the city they live in. Of course, St.Petersburg is not an exception. It probably has…