About Eugene Gapon

Eugene Gapon

Eugene Gapon was born and raised in Belarus. He graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and currently lives in Moscow, Russia. What he enjoys most is learning about new technologies and entrepreneurship.

He is also the Co-Founder and CTO at Frent, a travel company that provides tours in Moscow. Frent gives you an opportunity to enjoy the local spirit with a local friend, who fluently speaks your language. He also writes about Moscow on the frent blog and you can follow him on Twitter.

Latest Posts by Eugene Gapon

What Do Foreigners Think About Russia?

November 16, 2010 by  


Here we’d like to present you wonderful and interesting statistics about what people from other countries do know about Russia. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

Tokyo, November 2008, the waiter in a sushi-bar. The Japanese, never been to Russia.
- Arshavin, big money, Abramovich, Putin, bad relationships with the US.

Tokyo, November 2009. Logistics company staff. Never been to Russia.
- Vodka, Cheburashka, very cold.

London, May 2010. Australian and Englishwoman, married couple, living in Australia.

He – never been to Russian, she has.
- Vodka, Red Square, culture.
- Cold, architecture, St. Petersburg.

London, May 2010. The Australian, lives in Australia. Never been to Russia.
- Vodka, lots of time zones, composers.

London, May 2010. The Englishman from London, works at FULLER’S brewery, is a partner of the company.
- Vodka, Putin, music.

Peru, Kusco, August 2008. Female-guide, Peruvian, never been to Russian, studied Russian in Italy.
- Big money, mafia, St. Petersburg, cold.

Russia. Rostov-on-Don. May 2010. Liu Chzhou Jan, 21. Chinese. Seven months in Russia. The student. Studies Russian.
- Beauty, lifestyle, attitude to foreigners, perfume, smoking and chocolate.

Venezuela, Margarita island. May 2010. Nostor, 32, Venezuelan. Seller of jewellery on the beach. Never been to Russia.
- Big, cold, Mafia.

Hong-Kong. May 2010. Beckay and Bee, working in a representative Russian company in Hong-Kong. Been to Russia.
Beckay (to the left):
- History, gap between the rich and the poor, vodka/caviare, sluggishness
Bee (to the right):
- Beautiful nature, reserved people.

Cannes, France. July 2010. The owner of the hotel “Esperanto”, the French with Polish roots, Denis Matlowski, his wife and younger daughter, never been to Russia.
- Red Square, beautiful women, vodka.

Croatia, Porech. August 2010. Croatian, the master at cutting out people’s profiles out of paper named Picasso Junior. Never been to Russia. Not only said, but showed what he thinks about Russia.
- Big country.

- Beautiful women.

- Strong and respected state.

Via English Russia.

Images of Soviet Moscow

August 2, 2010 by  


Via sovietmoscow.ru

Soviet Moscow, A Photo Journey

July 25, 2010 by  


The Largest Swamp in Europe

July 22, 2010 by  


Polystovo-Lovatskaya swamp system is the biggest swamp in whole Europe which is located just 100 km away from the border with EU countries, between Pskov and Novgorod regions. With hundreds years passed it still stands untouched by the human hand, so forbidding and wild in its depth that even all peat field workers and ameliorators of Tzar and Soviet times saw proper to leave it intact.

See full fallery at English Russia.

Flying over the Moscow Beltway

July 22, 2010 by  


Full gallery at English Russia.

Water War on a Hot Summer Day

July 19, 2010 by  


That Saturday was too hot and young Muscovites decided to arrange a “water war”. A serious water gun battle was held near VDNKH in Moscow. White T-shirts VS. all others!

Mysteries of VDNKH

July 19, 2010 by  


Today we’re going to tell you about a pavilion located at VDNKH, Moscow, and to be more precise, about the central pavilion.

Now it looks like a total wreck where gross donar kebabs and tacky photo equipment are sold. But we will try to tell you about ‘guts’ of the pavilion with things that usual visitors of VDNKH will never know.

According to ‘cave drawings,’ first signs of civilization over here can be traced back to the 1960’s.

Full gallery at English Russia.

Moscow’s Maryina Roshcha Station

July 18, 2010 by  


Article by Anton Bogko

Well, I promised to talk about Maryina Roshcha. So after inspecting Dostoevskaya, I went to the second station.
Maryina Roshcha is very different; general appearance is familiar by the other stations (rounded pylons, common decoration), but there are special features.

Central Hall. There will be a second exit here.

A view from the wall.

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