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The Shadow Museum in St. Petersburg

Although The Shadow Museum is centrally located it is somewhat difficult to find as it is tucked within a gated courtyard (of which St. Petersburg has many). Once you find it, however, it is worth the searching as it offers a fun, interactive, and interpretive experience that tells a short history of St Petersburg through […]

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The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg

The Faberge Museum in Saint Petersburg


Top 10 Bookstores in St Petersburg

St Petersburg has a prominent literary history and bears associations with Russian literary giants such as Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoyevsky. It makes sense, then, that the city also is bursting at the seams with both hip and traditional bookstores. After spending a semester here as a literature major, here are some of my favourites! 1. […]

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The Hermitage State Museum

Alexander Nevsky Lavra Cemeteries


The Alexander Blok Apartment Museum

Alexander Blok’s former apartment is now part of a two-floor museum complex. Blok was one of Russia’s primer Silver Age poets, and his museum shows not only how he worked, but also gives some indication of the emotionally extreme but also socially well-connected life he led. The museum is located in the historic Kolomna district […]

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The Literary Museum of the Institute of Russian Literature (The Pushkin House)

Vladimir Sharov: Literature That Shines a Light on Dark History

Study Art

Dodge Assistantships for Research on Unofficial Art of the USSR

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ offers Dodge Graduate Assistantships to doctoral candidates admitted to the Department of Art History who are committed to research on unofficial art of the former Soviet Union. Established in 2002 with a generous endowment from the Avenir Foundation in honor of Norton T. and […]

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National Chernobyl Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine

Museum of Partisan Glory in Odessa, Ukraine

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