The General Staff Building (Hermitage Branch): entrance, exhibitions, free admission days

The General Staff Building (Zdanie Glavnovo Shtaba) is a newly opened extension to the Hermitage museum and one of the most famous architectural monuments of St. Petersburg. It’s situated on Palace Square in front of the Winter Palace. Visiting the city during white nights can be very exciting. This Neoclassical building is a beautiful example […]

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Best Soviet comedy movies. Humor in the Soviet Union

 Funny Soviet movies The main character of the film Dzhentimeny udachi, the famous gangster nicknamed Dozent, stole Alexander III of Macedonia’s helmet. The law-enforcement agencies came up with a plan to put harmless kindergarten principal Troshkin, who looks like the malefactor to Dozent’s companions, in jail in order to wrangle valuable information about the location […]

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Visiting Coastal New England: Gloucester Massachusetts

Gloucester Massachusetts fishing

If you’ve never been to Gloucester Massachusetts, you’re missing out on one of the most quintessential, old-school fishing towns in New England. Between the bustling downtown known for excellent seafood and craft beer, the beautiful beaches with almost pure white sand, and the many marinas showcasing authentic lobster, fishing, and sail boats, Gloucester can’t be […]

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