Tag Archives: St. Petersburg

Today We Are Visiting Fedor, Rodion, and Sonia (July 7)

Every city has famous literary addresses.  In St. Petersburg the most famous are those associated with Fedor Dostoyevsky and his best known novel Crime and Punishment. Marina Uvarova, one of the researchers from the Museum of Dostoevsky, led our tour … 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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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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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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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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A Love Locked Forever

I cross the bridge over reka Moyka near the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It is mid-evening in St. Petersburg, and the sun shines horizontally through the city. There are couples leaning against the railings, mothers pushing strollers, and nearby … Continue reading

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The Beginning of Our Second Full Week in the City

Officially as of today, we have been in St. Petersburg for two full weeks! It’s hard to believe that time is flying by so fast! This past Monday, Sasha surprised us with a tour of Pushkin’s Museum, instead of our … Continue reading

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A Short Week in the Classroom and a Long Week of Travel (27 June)

I like this picture of the building where we are having our classes.  This week we will spend only four days at the university.  On Friday morning we are heading to Moscow.  We will have a weekend full of adventures: … Continue reading

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Lunch at a Restaurant co-owned by a Willam and Mary Alum (26 June)

After the ballet at the Mariinsky we stopped by a restaurant across the street from the Mariinsky Theater.  It was about 3 pm. and we went for a late lunch there.  As it turns out, the restaurant is co-owned by … Continue reading

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Mariinsky Ballet (26 June)

  Yesterday, we had the privilege of going to see a ballet at the famous Mariinsky Theater! The ballet showcased three acts. The first, an under-the-sea-esque themed ballet had a story line that was a bit difficult to follow. Perhaps … Continue reading

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