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... after the destruction caused by the Germans during World War Two.
When the German forces retreated after the siege of Leningrad, they had the residence intentionally destroyed, leaving only the hollow shell of the palace behind. Prior to World War II, the Russian archivists managed to document a fair amount of the contents, which proved of great importance in reconstructing the palace. Although the largest part of ...
... and Blagoveshchenskiy Bridges opening for the nightly river barge traffic (opening them during daytime traffic would be mayhem in downtown St Petersburg). By the time we got home and talked some more it was 4am! And so it is that my days in St Petersburg start late morning (after the necessary sleep in) and end in the wee hours. This is what they call the St Petersburg White Nights. And I'm slowly adjusting to the time ...
... in 1883 to commemorate the spot where Alexander II was assassinated by revolutionists. It was badly damaged during the war and was only renovated in the 80s. It took them 20 years to finish it. It is quite spectacular – a bit more colourful than St Basil’s in Moscow and the interior is a feast of mosaic covered walls and marble floors.
After a good look around this we had a dash round the tat market where we bought some Russian dolls and then we went to an ...
reading, writing, speaking (or conversation), grammar and phonetics.
Teachers are personalities. Some of them are very enthusiastic, some not. I think the combination of these subjects and different kind of teachers is quite effective, though. We are studying in small classrooms with the same group of students, in our group there are 9 students.
We don't have ...
... other people can say they worked in the Hermitage and had such a great view? When I was on the bus a few days ago, some Mongolian women were arguing, and then one turned to me and said in halting Russian, "Is that the Hermitage? She doesn't believe me!" I proudly turned to them and told them it was, although I wanted to add that I worked though. It's really quite exciting. Everything seemed to be going well on my first day, ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed