Shine Bright with Arina

Arina Yakupova has a diverse background, having lived in Moscow, France, China, and the UK. She has studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is now pursuing a career in journalism. She is passionate about celebrating cultural intersections and the beauty of everyday life, as highlighted in this column. Through her love for art, beauty, and travel, Arina shares her radiant light with all those who join her on this captivating journey.
Arina Yakupova has a diverse background, having lived in Moscow, France, China, and the UK. She has studied at Lomonosov Moscow State University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is now pursuing a career in journalism. She is passionate about celebrating cultural intersections and the beauty of everyday life, as highlighted in this column. Through her love for art, beauty, and travel, Arina shares her radiant light with all those who join her on this captivating journey.
Golden epiphanies: Abu  Dhabi's aesthetic landscape - Travel in China
Travel

Golden epiphanies: Abu Dhabi's aesthetic landscape

As Arina Yakupova explored the bustling streets and markets, she couldn't shake the feeling that every step was guided by some unseen force, leading her towards a greater purpose.
Passion and Fire: Roberto Fiore on transformative power of tango music - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Passion and Fire: Roberto Fiore on transformative power of tango music

Arina Yakupova speaks with Italian conductor about the world of tango music, which predates the Argentine dance that spread across the world.
The power of discipline: An interview with Hungarian pianist and composer Havasi - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

The power of discipline: An interview with Hungarian pianist and composer Havasi

Arina Yakupova interviewed Havasi after a press conference for his upcoming tour in China, where he discussed the importance of believing in your dreams.
Letter from Cambodia: Arina makes a long-awaited visit - Travel in China
Travel

Letter from Cambodia: Arina makes a long-awaited visit

Join Arina Yakupova as she explores her dream destination of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world, on a visit to Cambodia.
Welfare children's concert breaks down barriers - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Welfare children's concert breaks down barriers

The majority of professional theaters in Shanghai do not allow children under the height of 1.2 meters to enter. However, one recent event aimed to break down those barriers.
Sound of success! A Canadian's long musical journey in China - Entertainment in China
Entertainment

Sound of success! A Canadian's long musical journey in China

"I believe success is not defined by numbers; it's defined by the personal fulfillment of one's goals," Ember Swift on the music scene in China, and the nuances of vocal technique.
Unveiling trends at Photofairs Shanghai with Arina - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Unveiling trends at Photofairs Shanghai with Arina

Join Arina Yakupova as she delves into the ninth Photofairs Shanghai, uncovering the latest trends in contemporary photography.
Above the Clouds: The Yellow Mountains expedition - Travel in China
Travel

Above the Clouds: The Yellow Mountains expedition

Adorned with mystical mists and bathed in golden hues, the Yellow Mountains have captivated the hearts and imaginations of travelers and artists alike for centuries.
Art from the Uffizi Gallery: A Journey from Florence to Shanghai - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Art from the Uffizi Gallery: A Journey from Florence to Shanghai

An exhibition at the Bund One Art Museum features the Uffizi Gallery's 18th-century masterpieces. Arina had a tour of the exhibition with art historian Nicola Villanacci.
From Borscht to Shashlik: Exploring Russian cuisine in Shanghai - Taste in China
Taste

From Borscht to Shashlik: Exploring Russian cuisine in Shanghai

Alex invited Arina to be his culinary companion for an exploration of Russian cuisine. How authentic are they? Watch this video to find out the answer.
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