Author Archives: William Lahue

William Lahue/Communities of The Smolensky Cemetery (July 23)

I chose for my research project  Smolensky cemetery on Vasilyevsky Island, the oldest continuously operating cemetery of St. Petersburg.    Researching Smolensky cemetery has been both a privilege and a pleasure. Specifically I focused on the cemetery as a common place … Continue reading

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Club Cosmonaut in SPb (July 9)

One fantastic coincidence that has occurred so far on my trip (and likely the best ever) was Robert Babicz on tour at Club Cosmonaut in St. Petersburg. Robert Babicz is a German electronic house and acid house producer that has … Continue reading

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The Sapsan High Speed Train (July 5)

The Sapsan high speed train was something different and new. In the US we aren’t used to having particularly great public transportation outside of cities. The Sapsan connects St.Petersburg and Moscow, and is a new addition to Russia’s rail system. … Continue reading

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The Hermitage Museum (June 23)

Visiting the Hermitage was an unforgettable experience. In the Winter palace, Imperial Russia’s grandeur is on full display. It seemed I was peering back in time to an age of conquest, power, and decadence. The variety of artwork was impressive. … Continue reading

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