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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by zeestone99(m): 8:38am On Aug 20
Jorussia:
St Petersburg is home to over 5million people.

Wow great. I hope they are friendly people lol

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Preferito(m): 8:47am On Aug 20
How about your Russian girlfriend?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Mizwisdom(f): 11:39am On Aug 20
austino677:
madam don vex grin

grin I was happy that my Nigerian bro has seen good wife in Russia only for him to say e don divorce am sad

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by ayomide8990(m): 12:16pm On Aug 20
Bros Welcome I have be expecting you still all this days.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by realestniggah: 3:30pm On Aug 20
Glad to see you back tochi.. I followed your other thread and was quite worried when you stopped posting and updating. Glad you are back and even better. Will subscribe to your YouTube channel.. Hope you become big so you can earn money from YouTube. Best of luck

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by realestniggah: 3:31pm On Aug 20
Mizwisdom:


grin I was happy that my Nigerian bro has seen good wife in Russia only for him to say e don divorce am sad

Probably distance who knows..
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 6:28pm On Aug 20
realestniggah:
Glad to see you back tochi.. I followed your other thread and was quite worried when you stopped posting and updating. Glad you are back and even better. Will subscribe to your YouTube channel.. Hope you become big so you can earn money from YouTube. Best of luck
Thanks a lot bro smiley

ayomide8990:
Bros Welcome I have be expecting you still all this days.
Oshey gan!

Mizwisdom:
Young man, why did you leave that girl? she even introduced you to her parents sad
It was for the best undecided

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by TochiPhotos(m): 6:29pm On Aug 20
Today I cooked Nigerian jollof and went to the streets of Saint Petersburg, Russia to find out what Russians think of this popular Nigerian cuisine.

In the video are what Russians think about Nigerian jollof rice please watch, like and subscribe to Afro Rossiya TV.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQMJeS8PCCs

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by error4040: 8:21pm On Aug 20
make I come claim my spot for front row cool

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by error4040: 8:37pm On Aug 20
Mizwisdom:
Young man, why did you leave that girl? she even introduced you to her parents sad
Please Ask Him o, Ask Him!!!

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by stephenmorris(m): 11:10pm On Aug 20
TochiPhotos:
Hi everyone, welcome to my diary. Many of you might remember me from my previous diary about my life in Moscow, Russia. I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow and I've decided to open a dedicated thread to document my life as a foreign student in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I’m a Nigerian student, I study at the Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg Russia. This thread will basically document and share my life and daily experiences living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I hope you guys will enjoy and find my diary interesting.


Chapter 1 - The second coming.

I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow towards the end of 2018 and it was mostly because the Saint Petersburg campus had suitable programs entirely taught in english, whilst the Moscow program only had Masters programs in English. The other option would have been to continue studying in Russian language at the Moscow campus, but here is the tricky thing. My university is a very prestigious university in Russia (Top 3 in the country) and the standards are very high. There is this thing in my university called dopsa, so if you fail 3 exams in a year, you'll be expelled from the university and deported. So that means that out of 14 to 20 courses in an academic year, you can't fail 3 courses or you'll be expelled and deported as soon as possible. So I basically moved to Saint Petersburg to study in English because I do not know enough Russian to study entirety in Russian language and not fall behind in class. So my moving to Saint Petersburg was strategic.

A little about Saint Petersburg.

Before I begin, I want guys to know that words alone are not enough to describe how beautiful Saint Petersburg is. I honestly do not have enough adjectives to describe how magical and beautiful this city is. I've lived in Saint Petersburg for over a year now and I'm still awe struck. The center of Saint Petersburg is a Unesco heritage site and there are so many beautiful monuments and buildings all around the center. The center of Saint Petersburg and the city in itself is an architectural masterpiece.

Some nights when I'm sad or worried about something, I just take a quick stroll down the historical city center. Nevsky propekt is so beautiful at night, brilliantly decorated lights, amazing architecture and so on... It's the city of dreams and there is no headache or worry that taking a walk here cannot heal. Saint Petersburg is simply magical and I am a bit sad that I might have failed to accurately describe how beautiful this city is and I hope the videos and pics that will come later will be better.

Life in Saint Petersburg vs Moscow

I've lived in the two cities and I honestly prefer Saint Petersburg. Apart from being the most liberal and European most city of Russia, Saint Petersburg is just not beautiful but people here are much nicer than in Moscow. Saint Petersburg and Moscow are two contrasting cities, Moscow can be likened to Lagos, chaotic, busy and over populated. While Saint Petersburg can be likened to calmer cities like Enugu, Abuja or Calabar. Life is much easier and simpler here than in Moscow and most importantly, things are cheaper too than in Moscow. But like every other city, Saint Petersburg has its disadvantages too. Because of its proximity to the baltic sea, the winter is much more brutal here. It's windier and colder here than in Moscow. I'll do a more comprehensive comparison of the two cities in the future but I'll always advise prospective students to pick Saint Petersburg over Moscow.

Racism.

I know many people are curious about this. I can't pretend or lie racism doesn't exist in Russia but Saint Petersburg is the most liberal city in Russia, so even though some kind of subtle systematic racism exists here, it is still the most welcoming city for foreigners in Russia. I will do a more in depth video or post about racism in Russia in the near future.

Black in Russia.

Like other cities in Russia, it's still difficult to see black people here. Maybe because those that came in illegally during the last world cup don't leave their apartments. But that aside, I think Saint Petersburg has a higher number of black people than other Russian cities. My university has at least 40 or more African students here at the Saint Petersburg Campus.

Last Semester, my university held its annual Culture fest and I was invited to represent Nigeria at the HSE Culture day 2019. I prepared jollof rice and at the end of the culture fest, my jollof rice was adjudged the best food at the fest. It was really exciting to know that many people were genuinely interested in learning about Nigeria's culture, food and way of life. I'll post pics from the event below.

Also with me were my friends Florence and her younger Sister Grace. They both go to my university and they are really wonderful people. Words alone are not enough to describe how amazing Florence and her Sister are. I remember last winter, I caught a cold, I couldn't breathe properly and I honestly thought I won't make it through the night but Florence and her Sis sat by my bed all night, with aboniki balm and prayed fervently for me till I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning, I was better.
They're super amazing and you guys will see more of them soon.

Also, I just opened a YouTube channel called Afro Rossiya TV. My aim is to document and share my first hand experience as a black foreign student in Russia so please subscribe to my channel.
This is my second video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNAACpu7znM I went on the streets of Saint Petersburg and asked Russians how they feel about Africans and Foreigners in their country so please watch, like and share my videos please. The opening of the video also has some aerial shots I took in Saint Petersbug.

Follow on Instagram https://instagram.com/afrorossiyatv/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/afrorossiyatv

I will write in this thread then share videos on my YouTube channel so abeg make una follow me all platforms.

So this is the beginning and welcome once again to my diary.

Peace and Love always.

so u started from scratch again?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Herrymax(m): 11:15pm On Aug 20
Amuatulu:
Amazing thread!
Lalasticlala sef.. angry



Na 404 meat be dis embarassed

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Lens101: 11:21pm On Aug 20
TochiPhotos:
Hi everyone, welcome to my diary. Many of you might remember me from my previous diary about my life in Moscow, Russia. I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow and I've decided to open a dedicated thread to document my life as a foreign student in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I’m a Nigerian student, I study at the Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg Russia. This thread will basically document and share my life and daily experiences living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I hope you guys will enjoy and find my diary interesting.


Chapter 1 - The second coming.

I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow towards the end of 2018 and it was mostly because the Saint Petersburg campus had suitable programs entirely taught in english, whilst the Moscow program only had Masters programs in English. The other option would have been to continue studying in Russian language at the Moscow campus, but here is the tricky thing. My university is a very prestigious university in Russia (Top 3 in the country) and the standards are very high. There is this thing in my university called dopsa, so if you fail 3 exams in a year, you'll be expelled from the university and deported. So that means that out of 14 to 20 courses in an academic year, you can't fail 3 courses or you'll be expelled and deported as soon as possible. So I basically moved to Saint Petersburg to study in English because I do not know enough Russian to study entirety in Russian language and not fall behind in class. So my moving to Saint Petersburg was strategic.

A little about Saint Petersburg.

Before I begin, I want guys to know that words alone are not enough to describe how beautiful Saint Petersburg is. I honestly do not have enough adjectives to describe how magical and beautiful this city is. I've lived in Saint Petersburg for over a year now and I'm still awe struck. The center of Saint Petersburg is a Unesco heritage site and there are so many beautiful monuments and buildings all around the center. The center of Saint Petersburg and the city in itself is an architectural masterpiece.

Some nights when I'm sad or worried about something, I just take a quick stroll down the historical city center. Nevsky propekt is so beautiful at night, brilliantly decorated lights, amazing architecture and so on... It's the city of dreams and there is no headache or worry that taking a walk here cannot heal. Saint Petersburg is simply magical and I am a bit sad that I might have failed to accurately describe how beautiful this city is and I hope the videos and pics that will come later will be better.

Life in Saint Petersburg vs Moscow

I've lived in the two cities and I honestly prefer Saint Petersburg. Apart from being the most liberal and European most city of Russia, Saint Petersburg is just not beautiful but people here are much nicer than in Moscow. Saint Petersburg and Moscow are two contrasting cities, Moscow can be likened to Lagos, chaotic, busy and over populated. While Saint Petersburg can be likened to calmer cities like Enugu, Abuja or Calabar. Life is much easier and simpler here than in Moscow and most importantly, things are cheaper too than in Moscow. But like every other city, Saint Petersburg has its disadvantages too. Because of its proximity to the baltic sea, the winter is much more brutal here. It's windier and colder here than in Moscow. I'll do a more comprehensive comparison of the two cities in the future but I'll always advise prospective students to pick Saint Petersburg over Moscow.

Racism.

I know many people are curious about this. I can't pretend or lie racism doesn't exist in Russia but Saint Petersburg is the most liberal city in Russia, so even though some kind of subtle systematic racism exists here, it is still the most welcoming city for foreigners in Russia. I will do a more in depth video or post about racism in Russia in the near future.

Black in Russia.

Like other cities in Russia, it's still difficult to see black people here. Maybe because those that came in illegally during the last world cup don't leave their apartments. But that aside, I think Saint Petersburg has a higher number of black people than other Russian cities. My university has at least 40 or more African students here at the Saint Petersburg Campus.

Last Semester, my university held its annual Culture fest and I was invited to represent Nigeria at the HSE Culture day 2019. I prepared jollof rice and at the end of the culture fest, my jollof rice was adjudged the best food at the fest. It was really exciting to know that many people were genuinely interested in learning about Nigeria's culture, food and way of life. I'll post pics from the event below.

Also with me were my friends Florence and her younger Sister Grace. They both go to my university and they are really wonderful people. Words alone are not enough to describe how amazing Florence and her Sister are. I remember last winter, I caught a cold, I couldn't breathe properly and I honestly thought I won't make it through the night but Florence and her Sis sat by my bed all night, with aboniki balm and prayed fervently for me till I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning, I was better.
They're super amazing and you guys will see more of them soon.

Also, I just opened a YouTube channel called Afro Rossiya TV. My aim is to document and share my first hand experience as a black foreign student in Russia so please subscribe to my channel.
This is my second video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNAACpu7znM I went on the streets of Saint Petersburg and asked Russians how they feel about Africans and Foreigners in their country so please watch, like and share my videos please. The opening of the video also has some aerial shots I took in Saint Petersbug.

Follow on Instagram https://instagram.com/afrorossiyatv/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/afrorossiyatv

I will write in this thread then share videos on my YouTube channel so abeg make una follow me all platforms.

So this is the beginning and welcome once again to my diary.

Peace and Love always.



Good you are back. can you put us through how we can get admission from your school,fees and other stuffs that will aid a masters degree in your school.
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by pinkygurl(f): 11:25pm On Aug 20
TochiPhotos:
I will upload new videos this week so please subscribe to my YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNAACpu7znM
angry

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by happney65: 11:27pm On Aug 20
This Nastya no get breasts o..abi she is 14years o nii? grin

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by DaddyGngeess(m): 11:30pm On Aug 20
Russia, stupid place for Africans to live mostly black race, continue enjoying your stay, one day you will remember what i said here, wish you goodluck anyway.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by ayosamlove(m): 11:32pm On Aug 20
DaddyGngeess:
Russia, stupid place for Africans to live mostly black race, continue enjoying your stay, one day you will remember what i said here, wish you goodluck anyway.

That one self de

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Missy89(f): 11:32pm On Aug 20
Why would anyone want to live in communist Russia?

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by nonye6194: 11:34pm On Aug 20
The type of things I want to see on NL front page. Following

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Timijo: 11:40pm On Aug 20
TochiPhotos:

Lol it's hard but na just matter of time and dedication. I'm not fluent yet but I'm improving small small.
привет
меня зовут тимофей
как дела?

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Jiang(m): 11:40pm On Aug 20
Russia is a shyty country, they hate black people, There are some nice Russians though, I JUST PRAY YOU ONLY MEET THE NICE ONES DURING UR STAY. Amen

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by k2fresh: 11:44pm On Aug 20
TochiPhotos:
Today I cooked Nigerian jollof and went to the streets of Saint Petersburg, Russia to find out what Russians think of this popular Nigerian cuisine.

In the video are what Russians think about Nigerian jollof rice please watch, like and subscribe to Afro Rossiya TV.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQMJeS8PCCs
Nice video.I would advice you create a new thread for this,so more ppl can see it.if you are lucky enough it might even make front page.

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Respect55(m): 11:52pm On Aug 20
queengift:
I have subscribed to your YouTube channel, I love your content.
His content or him

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Mosesotu123: 11:56pm On Aug 20
tor, e go beta.... abeg help us tell baba putin say Nigeria no be country again o, na zoo now.....

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by BucketMan: 11:57pm On Aug 20
Racism hub ...i'll pass bro

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Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by sylve11: 12:01am On Aug 21
cool
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by Orhevus: 12:03am On Aug 21
TochiPhotos:
Hi everyone, welcome to my diary. Many of you might remember me from my previous diary about my life in Moscow, Russia. I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow and I've decided to open a dedicated thread to document my life as a foreign student in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

I’m a Nigerian student, I study at the Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg Russia. This thread will basically document and share my life and daily experiences living in Saint Petersburg, Russia. I hope you guys will enjoy and find my diary interesting.


Chapter 1 - The second coming.

I moved to Saint Petersburg from Moscow towards the end of 2018 and it was mostly because the Saint Petersburg campus had suitable programs entirely taught in english, whilst the Moscow program only had Masters programs in English. The other option would have been to continue studying in Russian language at the Moscow campus, but here is the tricky thing. My university is a very prestigious university in Russia (Top 3 in the country) and the standards are very high. There is this thing in my university called dopsa, so if you fail 3 exams in a year, you'll be expelled from the university and deported. So that means that out of 14 to 20 courses in an academic year, you can't fail 3 courses or you'll be expelled and deported as soon as possible. So I basically moved to Saint Petersburg to study in English because I do not know enough Russian to study entirety in Russian language and not fall behind in class. So my moving to Saint Petersburg was strategic.

A little about Saint Petersburg.

Before I begin, I want guys to know that words alone are not enough to describe how beautiful Saint Petersburg is. I honestly do not have enough adjectives to describe how magical and beautiful this city is. I've lived in Saint Petersburg for over a year now and I'm still awe struck. The center of Saint Petersburg is a Unesco heritage site and there are so many beautiful monuments and buildings all around the center. The center of Saint Petersburg and the city in itself is an architectural masterpiece.

Some nights when I'm sad or worried about something, I just take a quick stroll down the historical city center. Nevsky propekt is so beautiful at night, brilliantly decorated lights, amazing architecture and so on... It's the city of dreams and there is no headache or worry that taking a walk here cannot heal. Saint Petersburg is simply magical and I am a bit sad that I might have failed to accurately describe how beautiful this city is and I hope the videos and pics that will come later will be better.

Life in Saint Petersburg vs Moscow

I've lived in the two cities and I honestly prefer Saint Petersburg. Apart from being the most liberal and European most city of Russia, Saint Petersburg is just not beautiful but people here are much nicer than in Moscow. Saint Petersburg and Moscow are two contrasting cities, Moscow can be likened to Lagos, chaotic, busy and over populated. While Saint Petersburg can be likened to calmer cities like Enugu, Abuja or Calabar. Life is much easier and simpler here than in Moscow and most importantly, things are cheaper too than in Moscow. But like every other city, Saint Petersburg has its disadvantages too. Because of its proximity to the baltic sea, the winter is much more brutal here. It's windier and colder here than in Moscow. I'll do a more comprehensive comparison of the two cities in the future but I'll always advise prospective students to pick Saint Petersburg over Moscow.

Racism.

I know many people are curious about this. I can't pretend or lie racism doesn't exist in Russia but Saint Petersburg is the most liberal city in Russia, so even though some kind of subtle systematic racism exists here, it is still the most welcoming city for foreigners in Russia. I will do a more in depth video or post about racism in Russia in the near future.

Black in Russia.

Like other cities in Russia, it's still difficult to see black people here. Maybe because those that came in illegally during the last world cup don't leave their apartments. But that aside, I think Saint Petersburg has a higher number of black people than other Russian cities. My university has at least 40 or more African students here at the Saint Petersburg Campus.

Last Semester, my university held its annual Culture fest and I was invited to represent Nigeria at the HSE Culture day 2019. I prepared jollof rice and at the end of the culture fest, my jollof rice was adjudged the best food at the fest. It was really exciting to know that many people were genuinely interested in learning about Nigeria's culture, food and way of life. I'll post pics from the event below.

Also with me were my friends Florence and her younger Sister Grace. They both go to my university and they are really wonderful people. Words alone are not enough to describe how amazing Florence and her Sister are. I remember last winter, I caught a cold, I couldn't breathe properly and I honestly thought I won't make it through the night but Florence and her Sis sat by my bed all night, with aboniki balm and prayed fervently for me till I fell asleep and when I woke up in the morning, I was better.
They're super amazing and you guys will see more of them soon.

Also, I just opened a YouTube channel called Afro Rossiya TV. My aim is to document and share my first hand experience as a black foreign student in Russia so please subscribe to my channel.
This is my second video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNAACpu7znM I went on the streets of Saint Petersburg and asked Russians how they feel about Africans and Foreigners in their country so please watch, like and share my videos please. The opening of the video also has some aerial shots I took in Saint Petersbug.

Follow on Instagram https://instagram.com/afrorossiyatv/ and Twitter https://twitter.com/afrorossiyatv

I will write in this thread then share videos on my YouTube channel so abeg make una follow me all platforms.

So this is the beginning and welcome once again to my diary.

Peace and Love always.

i just liked ur YouTube channel, and followed on insta
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by tundeblack: 12:11am On Aug 21
Pls send me your contact thru my email tundeblack1@yahoo.com
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by grandstar(m): 12:12am On Aug 21
What of drunkenness in Russia? Is it as bad as it is perceived?

Also, is there a discernible man shortage in Russia?
Re: Diary Of A Nigeria Student Living In Saint Petersburg, Russia. by NaijaDonCast(m): 12:15am On Aug 21
I like your choice of words used in describing the city and it features, its quite intriguing, simple and quite easy to go along with, from your thread i see there is no laxity in it educational system. but i think Russia is a powerhouse for segregation...i hope the SAINTS are true SAINTS

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