Saint Petersburg

Video: In St. Petersburg, legacy of Nazi siege lives on

As Russia’s cultural hub, St. Petersburg delights millions of tourists every year. Founded by Peter the Great, the city was renamed Petrograd during World War I then Leningrad upon the death of Lenin. It became St. Petersburg again when the Soviet Union collapsed. Although the city’s identity was …

European News

Israeli lawmakers walk out of summit amid anti-Israel onslaught

Kuwait's parliament speaker shouts 'child killers' and 'get out' at Knesset members who are heckled when addressing forum in RussiaThe post Israeli …

Israel

When Oscar Wilde Colluded with the Russians

In 1880, Oscar Wilde made the uneventful decision to write a play about Russian terrorism. I say it was uneventful because the play (his first), <i>Vera; or the Nihilists</i>, appeared amid a deluge of other crime thrillers, adventure tales, and even romance novels about Russian nihilists and their terror …

Oscar Wilde

Telegram defies Moscow demand to hand over encryption keys

Encryption

The czar, his lover and Russia's church collide

Russia's arts community fears creative crackdown<p>When Russian film director Alexei Uchitel pulls up a chair at the snack bar at a Moscow cinema to …

Russia

russian paper artist asya kozina reinterprets baroque wigs with a modern flair

with this second edition, kozina adds an additional artistic flair by integrating symbols of modern industrialization.The post russian paper artist …

Art

Russians Are Receiving Some Uncanny Answers From Alisa, Tech Giant Yandex's Siri Competitor

Me: “I hate you.” Alisa: “Let's pretend you never said it and I never heard”. Yandex’s voice assistant appears to be more diplomatic than her Apple’s …

Liberal View

Putin has 'lots of mechanisms' to sabotage foes following nationwide protests

A high-profile dissident who could challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in next year's election was recently imprisoned for the third time this …

Russia

Meet the New Wave of Luxury Hostels

In the hotel world, luxury is one of those words that many evoke but few can define. What is luxury, really? Is it being away from it all or being …

Hotels

A Cute Little Raccoon Tries to Catch Raindrops Through the Open Window of a Moving Car

A really cute pet raccoon named Eva gleefully reached out of the window of a moving car in an adorable effort to catch the raindrops falling from the …

Cute

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UK<p>The British Virgin Islands was under curfew Tuesday as the Caribbean archipelago, still reeling from the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma...<p>1 …

Russia

On Putin's 65th birthday, thousands of protesters gather across Russia in support of opposition leader

Thousands of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny demonstrated in 80 cities across the country Saturday in response to calls from the anti-corruption crusader to petition for his release from jail and to allow him to register as a candidate against President Vladimir Putin in next …

Russia

The train slammed into the bus in Russia; 16 died

At least 16 people were killed on Friday when a train slammed into a passenger bus that had broken down on a level crossing east of Moscow, …

Russia

At least 16 killed in Russian train-bus collision

Fatalities include at least one child after bus broke down on level crossing 110 kilometers east of MoscowThe post At least 16 killed in Russian …

Russia

What Once Was Lost: Unfinding and Refinding Music History

Most of us have, at one time or another, put something valuable in a supposedly safe place and then forgotten where we left it. Car keys, wallets, eyeglasses, cell phones—whether through distraction or neglect or diabolical misfortune, things disappear. And it’s not just household items. Over the …

Orchestras

Barcelona and Real Madrid set to battle for Bundesliga star

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Timo Werner of Germany steals the ball off Marcelo Diaz of Chile, which leads to Lars Stindl of Germany scoring …

Soccer

Jail sentence for Russian opposition leader

A Moscow court has sent Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to jail for 20 days for calling for an unsanctioned protest.<p>This means Navalny will not be able to lead a major rally he had planned in President Vladimir Putin’s hometown of Saint Petersburg on Saturday.<p>“They have already arrested me …

News

Russian court sentences Putin foe Navalny to 20 days in jail

A Russian court on Monday sentenced opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who wants to unseat President Vladimir Putin in next year’s election, to 20 …

Russia

ZÓLDI Jewelry Branding by F61 Work Room

Graphic design, branding, and packaging design by studio F61 Work Room for ZÓLDI.Saint Petersburg, Russia based graphic design studio F61 Work Room …

Graphic Design

Liverpool transfer interest in German star continues to grow

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Timo Werner of Germany steals the ball off Marcelo Diaz of Chile, which leads to Lars Stindl of Germany scoring …

Soccer

The Road to Red October

Liberty seemed possible after the czar fell in February, but eight months later the Bolsheviks seized power. Andrew Stuttaford on books about the Russian Revolution.<p>‘Few apocalyptic millenarians live to see the promised apocalypse, let alone the millennium,” writes Yuri Slezkine in “The House of …

Opinion

Hermitage – Saint Petersburg

The Hermitage is the former winter palace of the Tsar in St. Petersburg. It is one of the largest and most important art museums in the world. The …

Europe

Rosneft - an oil well near the Kremlin

Who or what is Rosneft? The Russian oil firm, in whose board former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has taken up a post, enjoys close ties to the …

World News

City Tour by Car in Saint Petersburg - Russia

Dieser Beitrag in: Deutsch<p>After landing at the airport Pulkovo in St. Petersburg, our guide Vera and the driver Gerna expect us already at the …

Europe

Porn film ‘accidentally’ shown on TV at children’s ice rink

Parents have been left furious after a hardcore porn film was shown on the TV in a children’s ice rink recently.<p>The graphic clip was reportedly …

Lotte opens 2nd hotel in Russia

Lotte Hotel & Resorts said Sunday it opened its second hotel in Russia last week as it seeks to tap deeper into the over

Hotels

Kleinewelt Architekten and Citizenstudio Envision Moscow's Gateway to the Five Seas

Kleinewelt Architekten in partnership with Citizenstudio / Gorozhane Group, created a re-design proposal for the Northern River Boat Station Park, …

South Park

Moscow Strikes Back: Russia Nixes U.S. Consulate Parking Spots

U.S. diplomats are going to have a much harder time parking in Russia now that their exclusive parking spots have been revoked, in the latest move of …

Russia

Don’t get too excited by Timo Werner’s flirting

SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 02: Timo Werner of Germany is presented the golden boots award by Diego Maradona after the FIFA Confederations Cup …

Soccer

Russia detains dozens at protest supporting Rohingya

MOSCOW (AFP) -<p>Russian police detained people from a crowd of about 200 protesters Sunday in Saint Petersburg who had gathered over the crackdown on the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.<p>The square in the city centre was surrounded with police vans and policemen were leading people away into the vans, an …

Russia