Russian Sharlotka Recipe
In mid-August we celebrate the Apple Feast of the Saviour in Russia by cooking delicious apple pies. We offer you to try out two most popular recipes of Russian Apple pies, Tsvetaeva Pie and Sharlotka, and choose which one is your favourite! See the recipes in our blog
Hermitage Highlights. Danae by Titian and Rembrandt - The Same Subject and Two Different Fates
Discover the fascinating and even shocking stories behind the paintings of Danae by Titian and Rembrandt from the Hermitage Museum's collection. Read about various Titian's versions of Danae that are now scattered across the world and learn about the difficult fate of Rembrandt's Danae.
Medieval Cathedral of St. Sophia in Veliky Novgorod
Read about the oldest Russian city, discover the history of the Russian democracy, legends surrounding the city's medieval churches and funny details from the everyday life of the ancient population of this former republic, that is only 190 km from St. Petersburg.