Posts by: Steven.Hendrickson - Page 2

14 Jan
2014
This January in St. Petersburg has already been usually warm. However, we are finally getting a cold snap that is causing snow to blanket the city’s historic buildings and finally allowing residents to enjoy Winter activities and traditions. One tradition that visitors from warmer climates might have a hard time believing, is the annual Epiphany (Богоявление) ...
13 Jan
2014
Although winter has been taking its time arriving in St. Pete, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy winter activities, especially ice skating!  Opening this month until the end of March, St. Petersburg will have its largest ice skating rink in the city. The rink is located near Olympic Hopes stadium (Олимпийские Надежды) at Akkuratova ...
12 Jan
2014
Today, we celebrate the birthday of a man who is almost single handedly responsible for extending the presence of humans beyond the planet Earth. This Sunday, January 12th is the 107th birthday of Sergei Pavlovich Korolev (Сергей Павлович Королёв), the “Chief Designer” of the Soviet space program. Born in 1907 in the now Ukrainian city ...
09 Jan
2014
Almost everyone who comes to St. Petersburg for any amount of time visits certain “must see” sights in the city. There are all the world famous cathedrals, palaces and of course, museums like the State Hermitage  (Государственный Эрмитаж) that make St. Petersburg such an amazing place to visit. Despite the widespread praise of these sites, ...
08 Jan
2014
If you’re looking for something to do on a weekend in Saint Petersburg, then why not check out the city’s unique movie scene? The city actually has quite a few cinemas to choose from, but if you want a real SPB experience, then one of the best theaters to visit is the historic Aurora Theater(Аврора Кинотеатр). First opened in 1913, the Aurora is ...
06 Jan
2014
Walk down Nevsky Prospekt Taking a walk down any of St. Petersburg’s streets in the city center will be an awarding experience. But, if you had to just pick one, then Nevsky Prospekt is a must see. As the main street of the city, Nevsky is the location of the much of the city’s most ...
20 Dec
2013
Christmas and the New Year is close upon us. That means that it’s the time of the year for the whole city of St. Petersburg to get into the holiday spirit and begin its holiday festivities. Here is what you can expect for the next week. Don’t miss it! On Pionerskaya Square (Пионерская площадь), there ...
19 Dec
2013
I have been focusing mostly on mobile apps for Russian learning, but I know for some people, this is not an option. So, this week I’m going to review a fantastic website appropriately named Master Russian. (www.masterrussian.com) The website is basically a massive collection of different Russian learning resources, complete with grammar explanations, exercises, word ...
18 Dec
2013
Like any cosmopolitan city, St. Petersburg has a wide variety of dining experiences. You can easily find Italian, Georgian, Russian, Japanese, Indian and even, some of the best American cuisine around. No, I’m not talking about McDonalds or Carl’s Jr,  but rather a Russian chain called City Grill Express. Coming from the United States and ...
16 Dec
2013
St. Petersburg has seen a great proliferation of new bars and clubs popping up all over the city in the past few years. There are now so many places scattered around the city, that no matter what your preference is, there is a place for you in St. Petersburg. This weekend I had the chance ...