Posts by: Jessica.Carrettiero - Page 3

23 May
2015
On the occasion of День Города (Day of the city) , on May 27, this weekend Saint Petersburg will offer a free opera concert to its citizens and visitors. The concert is already a tradition for the cultural capital of Russia, that celebrates its anniversary every years with such extraordinary events. Then on May 27, ...
19 May
2015
80th Anniversary Of The Moscow Metro On May 15 the Moscow Metro celebrated its 80th anniversary. This stunning subway system dates back to 1935 and witnesses the historical and political changes of Russia. The first metro line was 11 kilometres long, from Sokolniki to Park Kultury, and consists of 13 stations. Nowadays there are 196 ...
15 May
2015
During the International Day of Museum on 18th May a lot of museums will offer free entrance and special activities. For this occasion during this weekend the event Ночь Музеев (Night of museums) will take place in Saint Petersburg. That’s a great occasion to visit many museums with a single ticket or to see them ...
11 May
2015
How People Talk in Moscow and Saint Petersburg Как говорят в Москве и Петербурге? (kak govoryat v Moskve i Piterburge?) – Moscow and Saint Petersburg are the most important cities in Russia and the most known by foreigners. They are very different indeed in structure, architecture and atmosphere so visitors often favour one or the ...
09 May
2015
On May 9 Russia celebrates День Победы (Victory Day) and the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany during World War II in 1945. Great celebrations are taking place in all Russian cities, and Moscow and Saint Petersburg organize huge programs full of events during the whole weekend! On the Victory Day Russians remember ...
06 May
2015
Обелиск «Городу-герою Ленинграду» (Leningrad Hero City Obelisk) is located in the centre of Площадь Восстания (Ploshchad Vosstania). This obelisk is the first thing you see when you get out of the train station Московский Вокзал (Moscovsky Vokzal): it stands in the middle of the square surrounded by massive buildings and looks towards Nevsky prospekt. If ...
01 May
2015
During this weekend Saint Petersburg holds Фестиваль Ледоколов 2015 (Icebreaker Festival 2015). This is the second year; the first festival in 2014 marked the 150-year anniversary of the ice-breaking operations in Saint Petersburg and 150 years since the shipbuilder Mikhail Britnev rebuilt the nose of one of his ships, adding a metal hull, and created ...
28 Apr
2015
Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory Russian cuisine offers really tasty and filling dishes, but sometimes foreigners find them not so easy to eat as Russian Chocolate. Therefore, everybody agrees on the great variety of delicious Russian sweets: пирожные (pastries), печение (biscuits), торт (cakes), конфети (candy), вафли (wafel). In Russian supermarkets there are usually ...
23 Apr
2015
When we talk about sauna, we think immediately about Finland or Russia, but this is an important part of Latvian life too. For Latvians sauna is a special ritual with which they don’t just cleanse their body but their soul too; so important that they established even a museum. If you have never experienced the ...
20 Apr
2015
9 Russian Superstitions You Should Know About When you are in a foreign country and you meet a different culture you can easily get into misunderstandings. As you have probably already experienced for yourself, knowing the language of a country is not the same as knowing the culture and customs of the people who live ...