Moscow Film by Cindy Centeno

MOSCOW | 2017 from Cindy Centeno on Vimeo.

by Vasili Pukirev

Третьяковская Галерея – Tretyakov Gallery

Having grown up in the United States, I have observed that discussions surrounding fine art are often restricted to the Greco-Roman tradition, to the “rebirth” of Greco-Roman art with the Italian and European Renaissance, and to 19th-century and 20th-century artistic movements (impressionism, cubism, surrealism, etc) hailing primarily from Western Europe. Great Western European and North […]


Trip to the market (Joshenka)

This technically wasn’t an excursion planned by our professor, but a few of us went to the market over the weekend by Udelnaya metro station. What I found so interesting about it was that it reminded me heavily of the flee markets that I used to go to with my father when I was much […]


July 23, Field Trip to Kronstadt Imperial Navy Base

  In St. Nicholas Cathedral      


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 […]


Memory of the Death of Alexander II

By Caroline Boras I visited Savior on Blood for the third time today. It may seem excessive, but the church’s history has a special place in my Russian studies experience. I wrote my first major Russian history paper on Sophia Perovskaya, the woman who orchestrated Alexander II’s assassination. Throughout this trip, I’ve looked out for mentions of Perovskaya, […]


July 22, St. Isaac’s Cathedral



July 21, Tour of Museum of Political History



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

Visiting Cold War-era Submarine turned museum     Inside the submarine


July 20, Tour of the Church of Savior on Blood