Author: Katya Grigerman

Pubs and Clubs: Night Life in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is full of hip clubs, old school pubs, modern live music venues, and otherwise known for its nightlife. This is particulary true in the summer months, when the sun practically never sets on this far-northern city of art and culture. The following are some of the best locations to visit as found by […]

3 Places to Try Mexican Food in St. Petersburg, Russia

Most American students abroad eventually come to miss that staple of American comfort food culture: Mexican cuisine. Believe it or not, passable Mexican can be found in St. Petersburg, Russia. Here are some locations that SRAS students have found and would like to share with you!   Tequila Boom 57 Voznesenski Ave. When you put […]

Three Local Buryat Cafes in Irkutsk

The Buryats are native to the Irkutsk area. Their food can be found quite easily locally – particularly the buuzy (sometimes called pozi). These are meat-filled dumplings that are a broadly popular and widely available local delicacy. Below are three ways, from fast-food to comfortable sit-down ambiance, that SRAS students have found to enjoy the […]

Top Business Lunches in Saint Petersburg

For those that don’t know, a business lunch is an inexpensive pre-set meal that restaurants offer to maximize their lunchtime traffic between about 12:00-4:00pm. This is a student’s paradise! Most business lunches offer a main dish, a side, and a drink for around 200-350 rubles ($3-6). Some places offer one or two choices for each […]