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Meet The Street Artists Telling Stories Of Migration In Russia

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 07.27.2016 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Rafael Schacter Takes a More Nuanced Approach to the Migration Crisis Commerce and technology have been eroding traditional constructs of the borde...

Catherine the Greatest

Susan Jaques | Posted 06.20.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Though she preferred posterity to be her judge, Catherine II acquired the moniker 'Great' during her remarkable 34-year run as empress. Under her watch, Russia became a global superpower and St. Petersburg a sophisticated cultural capital.

2016 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.28.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

Chicago Gay Pride Parade photo by C. Robertson flickr.com Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. This weekend isn't just the unofficial start...

"Dreams of Dali": The Surreal in the Virtual

Lilia Ziamou | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Lilia Ziamou

Dreams of Dali can be experienced in the Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination exhibit at The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL through June 12...

Animal Cruelty Is Part of the Fabric of the Former Soviet Union

Armine Sahakyan | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Armine Sahakyan

Animals as well as humans have suffered from greed and neglect across the former Soviet Union, animals-rights activists say. Some of the worst offenders have been organizations owned by the government, such as zoos and circuses.

Step Inside Salvador Dali's Surreal Paintings With Trippy VR Video

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 01.30.2016 | Arts

Virtual reality now lets you feel what it's like to be trapped inside a Salvador Dali painting. Parachute yourself into the Spanish surrealist's haunt...

Devilish Delights: A Chat With Jake Troyli

John Gascot | Posted 01.18.2016 | Arts
John Gascot

The vibrant city has been steadily making its way into the national consciousness of art makers and lovers alike. Once known as God's Waiting Room, it is now not only known for its top-rated beaches but well on its way to becoming a premier art destination.

Astoria Characters: The Hands-On Healer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.29.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is so quiet in Galina Tsypin's office that you can hear a pin drop. Or, to be more precise, a needle.

Poland and Russia. How It Goes?

Pawel Adamowicz | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Pawel Adamowicz

The governments can't get along. In Poland, with the election of a more conservative president and parliament, the tense relations with Russia grow. ...

Information Transparency and No-Fly Zones in Conflict Areas

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.02.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Why should it be left to governments and airlines with skin in the game to decide whether to issue flight restrictions or comply with warnings? What is needed is an international governing body charged with enforcing air corridor restrictions or closures, rather than merely issuing protocols and alerts.

Catherine the Great: "Glutton" or Connoisseur?

Susan Jaques | Posted 08.27.2015 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Initially, Catherine's art collecting was a political pursuit, part of a calculated strategy to transform Russia from northern backwater to European superpower.

Imperial St. Petersburg: A Perfect 3 Days

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

You might prefer to just step off the ship and walk down the main shopping street of the Nevsky Prospect and window shop, as many have done before you at the turn of the century, as the Gilded or Imperial Age was falling apart around them.

Forgotten St. Petersburg: Shadows of the Romanovs

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

Visiting the opulent restored palaces of St. Petersburg is impressive and a must. But through these untouched sites, I walked into history and found the shadows of the Romanovs.

Singer's Voice Is So Beautiful It Almost Sounds Too Good To Be True

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.11.2015 | Good News

This singer's interesting voice is a gorgeous surprise. A video recently uploaded to YouTube features Emma Robinson from St. Petersburg, Florida, sin...

Russian Orthodox Church Pushes For Control Of St. Petersburg's Famous Cathedral

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.02.2015 | Religion

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday defended its controversial bid to fully take over St. Petersburg's landmark St. ...

Become the Strongest Version of Yourself: An Interview with Strength Camp Founder Elliott Hulse

Jairek Robbins | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Jairek Robbins

This interview is going down in the books as one of our all-time favorites. Period.

Your 2015 Guide to Coast-to-Coast Gay Pride

Jim Werner | Posted 05.29.2016 | Queer Voices
Jim Werner

This past weekend wasn't just the unofficial start of summer; it's the official start of Pride season. In the coming month the sunlight will not only stay out longer but cities will start flying the rainbow flag to celebrate their LGBT communities.

Strange Brew: Beer and Art are Surreal in St. Pete

Visit Florida | Posted 05.06.2016 | Travel
Visit Florida

Surrealist is both tart and hoppy and has proven to be an unexpectedly popular offering for the brewery, whose core brands include stouts, wheats, pale ales and IPA's.

In Conversation With Principal Dancer Davit Karapetyan -- San Francisco Ballet's 'Shostakovich'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 06.08.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Since joining San Francisco Ballet, Davit has danced all the leading roles in the major story ballets and a vast number of modern works.

Why Russia's Skolkovo Innovation Center is Off Strategy

Bill_Robinson | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

Many countries, states and cities are hard at work trying to duplicate this magical innovation development. Most will fail. Let us see what Russia is up to in this regard.

Europe's Cheapest Cities This Year

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

You've heard it a lot in the last few months: Europe is cheaper than it's been in a long time. The time to go is now. But Europe is a big place. So where should you go to make the most of the strong dollar?

Please Leave a Review

Scout, Ph.D. | Posted 04.24.2015 | Travel
Scout, Ph.D.

Some people say reviews are all biased, only the really pleased or really upset comment, right? Then other reviews have become their own art form; I'm...

A Never Before Seen Picasso/Dali Exhibit Opens in St. Petersburg, FL

Charu Suri | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Charu Suri

For Hank Hine, Executive Director of The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, it was quite natural to envision a retrospective juxtaposing two artistic titans: Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso.

The Caviar of Subways: Russia

Ana Garcia | Posted 01.06.2015 | Travel
Ana Garcia

If you are traveling to St. Petersburg, Russia most everyone will say, you must see The Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Collection and Catherine Palace. Yes, you must, but you should also ride the metro because it's so unexpectedly beautiful.

What's New in Russia? St. Petersburg 2014

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

I had the privilege of visiting Russia three times in 2014. Yes, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, I was exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist.