Category Archives: Shows

The Imaginary-Professional Adventures of Monika at KinoForum

Sporting a laminated and lanyard-ed visitors pass around my neck, I caught the elevator up to the fifth floor of the Hotel Europa, here in St. Petersburg. The ballroom from which I am writing is the headquarters for the 2011 … Continue reading

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KINOFORUM: WM Students Attend the New International Film Festival (July 10 – 15)

In 2010 a group of Petersburg filmmakers and critics announced the birth of a new international film festival in St. Petersburg.  It is called KINOFORUM.  The festival has two competition programs: BEST OF THE BEST (the competition of award-winning films … 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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My First Date in Russia! (July 6)

Today was a great day! I started the morning by showing up to the RIGHT room for class for the FIRST time this week. In my largely Korean/Chinese-middle aged-men class, a new student arrived! An americansky from New Mexico! Who … Continue reading

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A Photograph Everyone Takes in Moscow (1 July)

Everyone who comes to Moscow takes a picture on the Red Square with St. Basil’s Cathedral in the background.  We decided to follow the trend and asked an old man hanging out at the Red Square to take a picture of … Continue reading

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Zenit! Zenit! Zenit! (22 June)

We went to the Zenit soccer game this evening. It was quite an interesting experience. First, the stadium has a moat around it. With police boats in it. Apparently Petersburgians really love some soccer… enough to attempt to swim to … Continue reading

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Scarlet Sails Festival (18-19 June)

Graduation holiday celebrated in June.  In St. Petersburg, all students celebrate and go out to see the big tall sailing ship Shtandardt with scarlet color sails on the Neva river.  It is a St. Petersburg holiday. We went to see … Continue reading

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Sting’s Concert on Palace Square (June 16)

Tonight we went to Sting’s concert on the Palace Square right next to the Winter Palace. A lot of people and fun 🙂

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