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Literature Tour

  • Nevsky Prospect Metro Station, near the top of the escalator St Petersburg, 191186 Saint Petersburg Russia (map)
Literature Tour

Last week we learned from the babushka's in the banya how to get a good steam, but next week we will dive into the "Golden Age" of the Russian classical literature.

Participants: min. 4 - max. 15
Costs: 500 rub. per person

Our guide Lena will mostly concentrate on Alexander Pushkin and Nikolai Gogol, who lived in the first part of the 19th century and  dedicated some of their books to St. Petersburg. You will learn why “The Bronze Horseman” is still relevant for modern readers, and where its main hero was hiding from the water flood in 1824. We will see Pushkin’s favorite café and the house that served as the prototype for “Queen of Spades” – one of the most mystical Pushkin’s works. You will understand why Nevsky Prospect “lies all the time”, according to Gogol and how his early years in the Northern capital are reflected in his “Petersburg Tales”.

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Earlier Event: February 22
February Book Club