Hi my name is Jonathan, welcome to my blog Severnaya Stolitsa. I’m originally from Birmingham in the United Kingdom but at the moment I’m living in St Petersburg, working as an English teacher.

This isn’t my first time in St Petersburg, in fact my Russian language studies have taken me there twice before. This time however, I’ve decided to document my experiences in and impressions of the city and its people.

Posts will be in both English and Russian so whether you’re an English speaker interested in finding out more about Russia, or a Russian speaker looking for an outsider’s inside view of the world’s largest country, then hopefully you’ll find something of interest for you here.


(A note on pictures: All of the photographs used on this site are my own work, if you want to use them for your own projects please give credit by linking to this site)