Archive: St. Petersburg

Looking Back -- and Ahead

With our journey coming to an end, David and I spent our last weekend in Russia like tourists, wandering around St. Petersburg in search of souvenirs and gifts. It was a pleasant change from our normal weekend routine of being...

By Lisa Dickey | November 21, 2005; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (5)

St. Petersburg: The Future of Russia

When I first saw 16-year-old Vanya Vedernikov this week, my first thought was that the impish six-year-old from 1995 had turned into a pretty impressive young man. He's tall and athletic, speaks English well, and is polite enough to gamely...

By Lisa Dickey | November 18, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (4)

St. Petersburg: Five Generations

In 1995, we closed out the original Russian Chronicles by telling the story of the Russian 20th century, as seen through the eyes of one family. We started with 98-year-old Maria Mikhailovna Gurevich, the cognac-sipping, straight-talking matriarch, and went down...

By Lisa Dickey | November 17, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (4)

St. Petersburg: From Gum Warrior to Entrepreneur

The most fun part of this trip has been dropping back in on people after 10 years, having no idea how they might have changed. Some people look absolutely the same, while others have changed so much I hardly recognized...

By Lisa Dickey | November 16, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (5)

St. Petersburg: The Grand Dame Has a Facelift

St. Petersburg is a wedding cake of a town. Everywhere you look, there are ornate palaces, richly painted mansions and whimsical architectural details. Unlike Washington, where rows of historic townhouses were torn down to make room for giant federal buildings,...

By Lisa Dickey | November 15, 2005; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (2)

Wild dogs and Cappuccino Culture

After 75 days, 6000-plus miles, and 11 cities, we're finally back in St. Petersburg! We launched the trip from here on Sept. 1st -- a day that now feels like a distant dream. This week, we'll describe how the city...

By Lisa Dickey | November 14, 2005; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (9)

 

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