Destination: St. Petersburg

Photo You Must See: One Amazing Puddle in St. Petersburg

Photo You Must See: One Amazing Puddle in St. Petersburg REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

St. Petersburg's Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood is reflected in a puddle on the street

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High-Speed Rail Watch: From Russia to America?

A new breed of locomotive-less high-speed train will launch in Russia in December, running between St. Petersburg and Moscow—and Siemens, the German company behind the new model, is hoping to bring it to America next. The New York Times has the details.


Machine Guns in the Afternoon

Machine Guns in the Afternoon Photo by Stephanie Carrie

Stephanie Carrie went to Russia to walk the streets that Gogol walked. She didn't plan on practicing her language skills at gunpoint.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Visitors to the Hermitage Museum look at portraits of generals from Russia's 1812 campaign against Napoleon's army

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Video: Jeffrey Tayler on His New Book, ‘Murderers in Mausoleums’

Jeffrey Tayler discusses traveling from Moscow to Beijing, "drink by drink."

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Morning Links: A Wordy Map of St. Petersburg, the Joy of L.A. Traffic and More

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