Chesme, the Chesmenskiy Palace

Chesme, the Chesmenskiy Palace

Heading southwards of Saint Petersburg leads you to Chesmenskiy Palace. A court architect by the name Yuri Felten had design it with this early early gothic revival style. It has the a certain manner like the Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill villa which you can find in Twickenham. The shape is triangular which makes this building special. The three corner towers were build around a central turret. This name Chesme was after the Chesme Bay as in that year, Russia won the Russo-Turkish War i... [ read more ]

What's in the Russian Culture

What’s in the Russian Culture

In corporate, punctuality is very important. If you are organizing a business meeting, keep to the time and start on time. You might get a usual ‘NO’ as an answer, it is part of their lack of incentives to perform and being pleasant under the communism in the past. They take the ceremony of presenting and exchanging of the business cards important. On the business cards, be sure to have your title stated clearly and the academic degree printed. Including the seating arrangements, country... [ read more ]

Kremlin of SMOLENSK and Russian Rivers

Kremlin of SMOLENSK and Russian Rivers

The city Smolensk is located on the Dnieper River. This city which is well-known for textiles, electronics as well as diamonds faceting is just of 320,000 population. This name, Smolensk used to be from the name of Smolnya Rivulet. From the old Slavic, this word ‘smol’ is black soil, smola means tar, resin or pitch. Indeed this city was once a center for resin trade and also resin processing. Lots of pine trees also grow in this area. Oldest Russian City Being one of the oldest Russian... [ read more ]

Celebrating Easter in Russia

Celebrating Easter in Russia

Commemorating the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion is celebrated in many ways in different cultures. The different in the varieties of Easter across the world can be seen in particular in Protestants and Roman Catholics. Today the Eastern Orthodox Christians predominantly in Russia follows a slightly different rituals. Though that were rites and rituals were laid by the Eastern Orthodox Church, the first difference is the date of Easter celebration. Julian calendar versus the Gre... [ read more ]

The Pearl of Black Sea in Russia

The Pearl of Black Sea in Russia

Though Sochi is an unofficial summer capital, being unofficial itself as a capital of Russia has landed it a great name. Partly geographic reasons since it is right at the base of the Caucasus Mountains. Sochi is not just known for the winter sports, it is a place to lounge yourself on the beach, even it is possible to swim in the ocean. Sochi is full of healing springs spas and such, a total heaven for relaxation and rejuvenation. You will not believe but walking even recommended by the spa... [ read more ]