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Beatrice Grundheber, Russian philologist & Blogger, Neukölln

April 5, 2015
Beatrice Grundheber

Hi, my name is Bea. I am German and I was born and raised in Trier, a small town close to Luxemburg. When I was a teenager I always wanted to get out and see the world so as soon as I turned 18, I moved to New York City for a year. When I came back to Germany, my Russian friends were the dearest to me which triggered my decision to start a university degree in Russian Studies and Eastern European History. A couple of years in Mainz, Frankfurt and St. Petersburg followed, until I finally decided to move to Berlin for good. “Russian culture and especially its people have always fascinated me – their sincerity, unconditional passion and their creativity in all areas of life, music and the arts,” it says on Berlinograd.com, the blog I started a year ago, as a project that was near and dear to me. It is my attempt to introduce you to all those sincere and passionate Russian-Berliners, who remind me of my friends in Petersburg and Moscow and who participate in making Berlin a little more beautiful. “What do I love most about our wonderful city?”, I ask myself, “Well, it may sound crazy but I love that doors in public transportation always open a tiny bit before the vehicle stands still.”

Bea is the founder of berlinograd.com. She has written a short story about Saint Petersburg for the Travelettes-Book by Katja Hentschel and she works for a PR agency in Berlin.

Photographed in Mitte by Sergej Bitsch

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4 Comments

  • Reply Milena April 29, 2015 at 12:48

    Love love love your blog! <3

  • Reply Maria and Natalia Petschatnikov May 25, 2015 at 21:29

    Dear Bea,
    Thank you for your great blog!
    We have just discovered it on Facebook. We are artists (twins), originally from St.Petersburg. We have also lived and studied in NYC and are now living and working in Berlin:):) It would be fun to connect!
    Best wishes,
    Maria and Natalia.

  • Reply bea June 14, 2015 at 19:35

    Thank you, Maria and Natalia. I saw your work and it would be lovely writing about you and your work :)

  • Reply Victoria Filina, Designer and Owner of Tineola, Kreuzberg – Berlinograd July 25, 2017 at 14:34

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