St. Petersburg, Russia’s glorious imperial capital has always had my heart.Details
Well, War and Peace is off to a fantastic start! I really enjoyed episode 1 and am eagerly looking forward to episode 2 coming on Sunday night in the U.K. (Fans in the US will enjoy longer episodes beginning on January 18, 2016 on Lifetime, A&E, and the History Channel)Details
War and Peace gets 2016 off to a great start!
I couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming drama series of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, which starts on January 3, 2016 in the UK! What a great way to get the year off to a perfect start!Details
Yesterday the internet buzzed with a controversial ad for the Central Children’s Department Store, more commonly known as “Children’s World.” This iconic Soviet landmark dominates one side of Lubyanka Square, catty-corner to an equally iconic, sand-colored building: which is the headquarters of the FSB, the modern-day successor to the KGB, NKVD, and Cheka. This seemingly…Details
The life of Dowager Empress Marie Fyodorovna (1847-1928), mother of the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and sister of Britain’s Queen Alexandra, is the story of a real-life Cinderella, who ended her days in exile: as the last remaining symbol of the Russian monarchy, devastated by Russian Revolution of 1917.Details