Articles by Yelena Minenko



Oreshek, the Nut That Peter the Great Cracked

Mysterious, half-forgotten and little visited by tourists, the medieval fortress of Oreshek is situated at the source of the Neva River in Lake Ladoga, about 50 kilometers from St. Petersburg. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the small island with majestic fortifying stone walls has guarded the outlet from Lake Ladoga to the Neva for more than 600 years, during which it has seen an extraordinary number of historic events.

1980s Real Fashion On Show in St. Pete

An exhibition devoted to fashion from the 1980s comprising pieces from the private collection of Alexander Vasilyev is now on at the Erarta museum of contemporary art.