An Evening at the Primorskaya Regional Philharmonic in Vladivostok

The unofficial theme for the Concert of Traditional Korean Music and Dances (Концерт традиционной корейской музыки и танцев) seemed to be one of “why not?” And the question was a good one. After all, it would be difficult to find a valid enough excuse to pass up a free, early evening Saturday concert in the […]

Tokarevski Lighthouse in Vladivostok

Tokarevski Lighthouse/Токаревский марк Мыс Токаревского Cost: $5-10 (includes roundtrip transportation and food; destination itself is free) “All I know about Russia is that it’s very cold.” This frequently encountered profession of ignorance, will wear anyone out after a while. I was hardly surprised, then, to note the reaction of my Russian fellow-passenger in response to […]

Far Eastern Federal University at Russky Island in Vladivostok

Far Eastern Federal University – Russky Island Campus Russky Island 10am-11pm A Must See: The Epitome of APEC 2012 www.dvfu.ru If you do not get a chance you visit Far Eastern Federal University’s Russky Island Campus (FEFU), you are missing an essential aspect of the Vladivostok experience. The 2012 APEC Summit (if you take the […]

An Evening of Classical Music at FEFU in Vladivostok

After President Putin’s shocking decision to hold the 2012 APEC in Vladivostok in 2006, the Moscow government finally took developing the Russian Far East seriously. Well, that time has come and gone and while there have been significant infrastructure changes, such as the construction of the Zolotoy Rog Bridge and the Russky Bridge, the biggest […]

Fashion Shows in Vladivostok

Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VGUES), where SRAS study abroad programs are held in Vladivostok, is a relatively new institution with an ambitious and modern outlook. Cultural events are regularly held, including, occassionally, fashion shows. Most such events are either very inexpensive or free. Pacific Style Week Fashion Show By Jordan Bryant Living […]

Puppet Theater in Vladivostok

Russian drama is one of the world’s most respected. Greats like Ostrovskii and Chekhov changed the way that theatre itself was defined, and revolutionized the dramatic storyline and its relation to the audience. But before Russian theatre came into its own, there were the days of Moliere re-imaginings and Russian adaption of the French comedic […]

The House of Navy Officers Theater in Vladivostok

“Chmorik” / “Чморик” at Дом Офицеров Флота / The House of Navy Officers Ул. Светланская, д. 48 Starts at 5 pm; Shows every month – check the theater for schedual Cost: 200 rubles  Russia being a country so rich in the dramatic tradition, home to such greats as Chekhov, Gorkii and Ostrovskii, I was a […]

Picasso Exhibit at Artetazh in Vladivostok

Picasso/Пикассо Ул. Аксаковская, д. 12 Hours: 11 am – 7 pm Cost: Adults – 300 ru, Students – 200 ru, Schoolchildren – 150 ru, Veterans & Very Young – Free Let it never be said that Vladivostok is not a cultured town; you just have to search for it. Following the posting of some interesting […]

VGUES Museum-Exhibit Complex

VGUES Museum-Exhibit Complex/Музейно-Выставочный Комплекс ВГУЕСа Ул. Гоголя, д. 41 Hours: 10 am – 4 pm, Mon-Fri Free and open to the public  For my first cultural review, I decided to feature something that has been right under my nose this whole month, but which I did not discover until a few weeks ago – VGUES […]

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