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The Palace of Reflections (July 16)

Many writers and filmmakers noted that St. Petersburg is a city of dreams and reflections.  The architects who designed the city’s palaces favored mirrors and elaborate facades behind which the royal family and their friends and enemies were hiding their … 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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Sampling the Russian Radio

Since my iPod made the fantastic decision on Friday to delete all of its contents, I have been forced to put my mobil’nik headphones to good use and listen to Russian radio. I guess my iPod’s digital peacing out has … Continue reading

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