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Nicky Gardner

15 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Nicky Gardner NICKY GARDNER is a writer based in Berlin, Germany. She has a particular interest in social and cultural minorities in Europe. Nicky has authored hundreds of articles for print publications, many of them exploring aspects of everyday life in unsung parts of Europe. Her work is, she says, an exercise in literary cartography, quietly uncovering aspects of European life glossed over by the regular media. She is also co-editor of hidden europe magazine (www.hiddeneurope.co.uk).


Russians in Switzerland

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2015
The Russians and the Swiss have had a special relationship for over 200 years. It all dates back to a rather perilous crossing of the Alps by Russian troops that preserved Swiss independence.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries

Between Two Worlds

Russian Life: July/Aug 2015
During the tsarist era, Russians’ perceptions of themselves were powerfully shaped by travelogues about the world that lay beyond the empire’s borders.
Author: Nicky Gardner

The Murman Coast

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2015
The remote Russian-Norwegian-Finnish borderlands offer some of the starkest contrasts between cultures and history you will find anywhere on Earth.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries

Liquid Assets

Russian Life: July/Aug 2014
Healing baths and springs have a long history in Russian literature and culture, and those traditions are being revived.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries

The View from Anadyr

Russian Life: May/June 2014
Russia’s renewed interest in the Northern Sea Route is enabled by global warming and mirrors efforts of a century ago.
Author: Nicky Gardner

Red Star over Leipzig

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2013
Two hundred years ago, the last battle of Napoleon’s Russian campaign was fought near Leipzig, Germany. Today, the city has a thriving Russian population.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries
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Russian Paris

Russian Life: July/Aug 2013
Even before the “City of Light” was the center for Russian emigration, it was the main Russian artistic outlet in the West. Today, Paris is brimming with Russian links.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries
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On the Iron Roads

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2013
For the past 175 years, railways have bound together the sprawling Russian state, enabling industrialization, social mobility and contact with the outside world. Yet they have also been an important cultural and literary touchpoint.
Author: Nicky Gardner
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Northern Limits

Russian Life: July/Aug 2012
Over the past few years Russia has sought to extend its protection and dominion over the Arctic. But this is not a new pursuit. In fact, this year marks the centenary of several significant explorations of the Russia’s northern boundaries.
Author: Nicky Gardner
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Russian Finland

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2011
Most Finns define their nationhood and heritage in terms of Russia, of which Finland was a part from 1809 to 1917. We explore the complex interplay of Russo-Finnish relations, past and present,especially those along the border.
Author: Nicky Gardner
Illustrations/Images: Susanne Kries
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