Saint Isaac’s Cathedral

My research project is on Saint Isaac’s Cathedral, and how its interior design and architecture reflect its rich history. I have conducted several interviews with different experts so far to hear their opinions on the site, and have greatly enjoyed their insight. However, my favorite part of this project so far has been going to […]


Visit to the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

On Thursday, we went to Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. This is, in my opinion, one of the most iconic churches in Saint Petersburg, maybe even in Russia. There are several pictures and paintings of its colorful onion domes and eclectic patterns sold to tourists, and it even has a SnapChat filter made […]


La libertad del diablo – Devil’s Freedom, reviewed by Sarah Salem

At the 39th Moscow International Film Festival, I had the privilege of seeing La libertad del diablo, or Devil’s Freedom in English, which is a disturbing yet effective documentary directed by Everado Gonzalez about the war on drugs, and the kidnapping and violence that accompanies it, in Mexico. This film especially stands out because the narrative is […]


Sarah Salem

What do I study?   My name is Sarah Salem, and I am a sophomore at the College of William and Mary. I am an Economics and Russian and Post-Soviet Studies double major.   Что я изучаю?   Меня зовут Сара Салем, и я на втором курсе в колледже Уильяма и Мэри. Я изучаю экономику […]