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... more about Russian's culture. Many Russians have a serious expression on their face but as mentioned earlier, my first contact with the Russian taxi driver already revealed, that they are much more friendlier than they appear on the surface. It took me by surprise when our friend from class, who spent a year in Russia, told me that it might be perceived as arrogant if you laugh. It shows that you feel better than others and that it would be rude. This would explain why an ...
... of the wealthy and respected Yusupov family and which saw one of the most dramatic episodes in Russia's history - the murder of Grigory Rasputin. Several generations of the Yusupovs served the Russian Tsars since the 15th century and were involved in many important historical events. At the beginning of the 20th century the last owner of the Palace, Felix Yusupov, got related to the Royal family by marrying the niece of Tsar Nicholas II. The family owned ...
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In the evening we went to the famous Mariinsky Theatre to see a 20th Century ballet called Spartacus (music by Khatchaturian). The ballet was ... epic! The dances all wore flat soled ballet ...
... and I had experienced a bit of homesickness. I knew how it felt to miss her, and everyone else; I think it made me realise how much I was missing everyone. So, when she started getting teary as we said good bye, I couldn't help it either! That was a very sad flight home!
I came home to mid-semester break. This meant no classes all week! So my group of friends and I decided we should go on a road trip!! We booked a van for the 8 of us, and decided on Kuopio; a little ...
... the 1770’s. In the centuries following the Crusades (1096) and the Inquisition (1492), western European Jews were forced to find hospitable, or at least tolerant, places to live. Poland was by far the #1 choice and by the 1700’s nearly 2 out of 3 European Jews lived there. When Russia conquered Poland in the late 1700’s, much of European Jewry was under the sway of the Tsars.
St. Petersburg held 3 surprises for me – waterways, wealth ...