The St. Petersburg Times
On This Day: A Mid-December Miscellany
Pyotr Tchaikovsky's popular ballet 'The Nutcracker' premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg in 1892.
A lost hemisphere
A SCENE FROM THE FILM THE GEOGRAPHER DRANK HIS GLOBE AWAY. KONSTANTIN KHABENSKY PLAYED THE MAIN ROLE / Photo from the website startfilm.ru The film The Geographer Drank his Globe Away, based on the homonymous novel by Alexei Ivanov, is among the top-grossing movies released in Russia.