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July 22, “It’s the Pogoda :)”

It started hailing again 🙂 The pogoda        

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Our Producer Anna Blinova (projects “Floods in Petersburg History,” “Flood Prevention Dam,” “Sites of Naval History in St. Petersburg”

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Just visited Mathilda Kschessinskaya’s Mansion

Aleksei Uchitel’s film about Emperor Nicholas’s romance with a famous dancer is forthcoming. The Russian genre of commemorating the centennial of the 1917 Revolution is soap opera.

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July 22, St. Isaac’s Cathedral

 

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St. Petersburg tattoos

Как сказать по-русски: “hope”, “fellow traveller”?  

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July 8, Daniel Sheaffer, Hannah Hampton, Josh Greenfield interview tourists visiting Memorial to the Victims of Political Repressions

photo by Alexandra Soboleva (producer of the projects)

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Petersburg dreamers and SnapChat

Petersburg is a city of utopian dreamers and white nights when real people and imaginary characters co-exist on the border between reality and oneiric experiences.  Among famous/infamous dreamers of St. Petersburg are Emperor Peter himself, Rodion Raskolnikov, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and numerous other visionaries, scholars, composers and artists. My beloved students introduced me to SnapChat and […]

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July 21, Tour of Museum of Political History

                   

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July 9, Sarah Salem and Josh Greenfield interview Petr Zabirokhin, NGO Zhivoi Gorod

      Photo by Alexandra Soboleva (field producer for the projects)

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July 20, Callaway Sprinkle’s Project Russian Navy in Collective Memory of St. Petersburg

Visiting Cold War-era Submarine turned museum     Inside the submarine