Category Archives: Transportation

There’s No Place Like Home (July 27)

Today we are all putting on our Dorothy’s shoes and tap our heels together three times. Wish us a safe trip home 🙂

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Sophie Kosar/St. Petersburg: Russia’s Window to the West (July 24)

The focus of my research here in St. Petersburg is the city’s new Marine Façade, an urban development project taking place on the westernmost edge of Vasilievsky Island. As with any substantial development project, especially one being built in such … Continue reading

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We Saw St. Petersburg the Way Peter the Great Wanted Us to See His Capital (July 23)

Peter the Great did not allow to build the bridges in St. Petersburg because he wanted everyone to use ships and boats and thus develop shipbuilding in the new Russian capital.  He also ordered his architects to focus on building … Continue reading

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Running in a Metropolis

As we slave away on our research projects and struggle to master the Russian language, occasionally we are granted a few minutes to reflect and think about our time here in this strange land. Sometimes it feels like time is … Continue reading

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Share Taxi in St. Petersburg (July 15)

To get to the university you can take a bus, a trolley or a share taxi called marshrutka. The share taxi takes passengers on a fixed route and cost only 25 rubles per ride (about 1 US dollar).  The marshrutkas … Continue reading

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When you’re smiling (July 7th) :)

When you’re smilin’….keep on smilin’ The whole world smiles with you 🙂

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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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Russia’s Williamsburg. Novgorod! (25 June)

Well it’s like Williamsburg, but it’s also kind of like Boston, maybe a cross between the two. Much smaller than Boston, much bigger than the Burg, but similar stories of creation, importance, churches and monuments to what once was, and like Williamsburg, a city that … Continue reading

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William and Mary Students Arrive to St. Petersburg (15-16 June).

On June 15th William and Mary students have arrived safely to St. Petersburg, Russia.  This is our program’s tenth summer in Russia.  William and Mary has signed an agreement with St. Petersburg University back in 2001. Вот это да! 🙂 … Continue reading

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