Tag Archives: Васильевский остров
Our research projects would not be even remotely successful without our collaborators from the School of Journalism: Tamara Dedikova, Masha Nefedova, Arina Malikova, and Anastasia Vasilyeva. At our farewell dinner we thanked them for their great job! We will stay … Continue reading
Our Program in Russia is almost over. William and Mary students did a lot of work in classes, during numerous field trips and most importantly pursuing their independent inquiries. Each of them worked on her own research project. As part of their research project they are writing a paper and making a documentary (it will be ready in November).
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
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
Russians struggle to overcome their Soviet past in many areas, and the atrocious “Soviet cuisine” is one of the indispensable components of this haunting past. Arguably, three major ingredients of the Red cuisine are mayonnaise, spam, and cheap alcohol. With … Continue reading
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
When you’re smilin’….keep on smilin’ The whole world smiles with you 🙂