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Seven Trips To Expand Your Comfort Zone

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

he Hermitage is great, their storage rooms even better and the glorious mansions of the Romanov period are opening for a glimpse of the past we have all read about.

Track Records: Startled Awake In St. Petersburg

Benedict Cooper | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Benedict Cooper

When Povilas came back he had a shot glass, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a packet of Marlboro Red in his hands. God help me, I thought.

What Would Catherine the Great Say?

Edward Goldman | Posted 09.11.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Obviously the braces are necessary to prevent the rock from shifting in the case of an earthquake, but couldn't they have found another way to hold it up and make the engineering invisible? Isn't the whole point of Levitating Mass to create the illusion of a rock floating in space?

Swings! Tampa Bay (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 08.13.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Hand-decorated swings are popping up all over St. Petersburg, Florida. Hanging from trees, overpasses, and anything else that would support both the weight of a transformed plank of wood and its passenger, are brightly decorated swings.

U.S. Cities With Top Charities (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

We've all seen the endless studies on city rankings, indexing everything from the quality of life to best bikini bodies! Charity Navigator released...

Russian Millionaire Throws Cash Out His Window

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.01.2012 | Money

While Mark Zuckerberg is failing to leave tips at restaurants on his honeymoon in Rome, his Russian counterpart is doing just the opposite. Accord...

The Five Best And Worst Cities For Financial Well-Being (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Some towns are getting along in this economy better than others. A report issued this week from the credit counseling agency CredAbility offers som...

'Aliens Think We're Idiots,' Claims Russian Scientist

Posted 04.27.2012 | Weird News

It must have seemed like an aerial invasion to the many eyewitnesses who gazed skyward in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the nights of April 9 through 11....

Severed Leg Is Part Of Mystery Of Missing Lovers Who 'Fought A Lot'

Posted 03.29.2012 | Crime

A severed leg that washed ashore in St. Petersburg, Fla., two days after Christmas belonged to a woman who vanished with her girlfriend earlier in Dec...

PHOTOS: 10 Best American Cities For Cycling

Shermans Travel | Posted 09.06.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Pedaling through a major U.S. city is not just the province of daredevil bike messengers. With warmer weather and rising gas prices, there's never been a better time to hop on a bicycle.

Martians, Nuke Bomb Among Speculated Causes Of Russian Mystery Explosion

Posted 02.09.2012 | Weird News

Conspiracy theorists came out of the woodwork after a massive explosion erupted south of St. Petersburg, Russia, on Monday, causing wild speculation a...

St. Petersburg Approves 'Gay Promotion' Bill Banning Pride Events And LGBT Organizations

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

International lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights advocates are crying foul after the Russian city of St. Petersburg yesterday approv...

Planning A Cruise On The Saga Ruby? Read Our Travel Guide

Seed | Posted 01.25.2012 | Travel

The Saga Ruby is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep work f...

WATCH: Art Group Burns Down Police Car... Is It 'Beyond Art'?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

Some of us celebrate the new year by popping champagne, planting a kiss or setting off a party popper. Voina, a radical Russian art group, rang in 201...

Florida City May Buy One-Way Bus Tickets For Homeless To Clear Streets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

After placing 7,000 people in shelters and housing programs earlier this year, Fort Lauderdale is considering an alternative solution to homelessness ...

PHOTOS: The 15 Most Beautiful Subway Stops In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 02.04.2012 | Travel

Lavish, old subway stops in allow passengers to travel back in time as they walk long corridors filled with antique chandeliers and other decadent embellishments.

Planning A Trip On The Fred. Olsen Braemar? Check Out Our Guide

The Huffington Post | Jane Ellis | Posted 12.20.2011 | Travel

The Fred. Olsen Braemar is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the p...

WATCH: LGBT Group Slams Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Proposal

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A Russian lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) film festival has released a haunting ad condemning a proposed bill prohibiting the distributi...

Trans Siberian Railway Here I Come

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The train's first stop Moscow. This capital city was much brighter and stylish than I had remembered.

Russia: Where Bigger Is Still Better

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada
Peter Worthington

Russians are obsessed with size. If something is big, it's good. If it's oversized, it's better. Buildings in St. Petersburg and Moscow are huge and tend to the baroque. Visually impressive, albeit much the same. One finds oneself longing for something small and private.

Our Guide To The Norwegian Sun

The Huffington Post | Megan Farrell Fuchsloch | Posted 11.26.2011 | Travel

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've ...

Photos: Exploring The Canals Of Amsterdam And St. Petersburg

Meg Nolan | Posted 11.12.2011 | Travel
Meg Nolan

With extensive fine art collections and emerging, contemporary ingenues, both Amsterdam and St. Petersburg offer true charm that lies in their flowing underbelly, elegantly preserved and deliciously accessible to all.

Russian Oligarch's Art Island Takes Shape In St. Petersburg

ARTINFO | Posted 11.08.2011 | Arts

The new profile of New Holland Island, the former St. Petersburg military base that art-loving billionaire couple Roman Abramovich and Dasha Zhukova p...

Saki Knafo

Booming Business: America's Fireworks Retailers Talk Explosive Sales | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.03.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at When it comes to the American economy, there may not much to celebrate on ...

Gay Pride Demonstrators Attacked, Detained In Russia

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.25.2011 | World

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) – Russian police on Saturday detained 14 gay rights activists trying to hold an unsanctioned demonstration in St. Peters...