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30 Aug
2013
Divo Ostrov (Диво Остров) is an amusement park in St. Petersburg. It has nothing to envy to amusement parks in Europe or America. Some of its attractions are among the best (and riskiest) attractions in the world. However, there are also more classic attractions that are less risky: bumper car, carousels, and a panoramic wheel ...
29 Aug
2013
New Holland (Новая Голландия) island in St. Petersburg organizes a funny and interesting event between 12 am and 6 pm on September 1: the Day of Useless Knowledge (День Бесполезных Знаний). On that day, New Holland will become a scientific center, where “experts” in every laboratory will teach useless skills to visitors. You will come across strange ...
27 Aug
2013
Daiquiri Bar (Бар Дайкири) is the first proper “cocktail bar” created in St. Petersburg. Its style is similar to bars in New York, London and Paris. However, it is not only similar in style: everything else resembles Western cocktail bars, like the drinks and the location (in the center of the city). With its comfortable, ...
23 Aug
2013
Dumskaya Ulitsa, Where The City Comes Alive At Night Unassuming by day, you can quietly pass through the small street tucked down the side of Gostiny Dvor (Гостиный Двор). But after dark, and especially on the weekend, Dumskaya Ulitsa (Думская Улица) becomes the centre of grotty and underground nightlife in St. Petersburg. Wander into one ...
22 Aug
2013
Loft Project Etazhi (Лофт Проект ЭТАЖИ) is a cultural centre in a building in Ligovsky Prospekt (Лиговский проспект). The complex is five-stories tall, and completely managed by students. Although it’s still not very famous among tourists, it is always crowded by locals. The five floors, which previously belonged to a bakery, now host two modern ...
22 Aug
2013
Yesterday, Liden & Denz students went on an excursion at Baltika Brewery in St. Petersburg. Despite the fact that beer is not a traditional drink in Russia, Baltika Brewery (Пивоваренная компания Балтика) is still one of the biggest factories producing beer in all Europe. In fact, it is bigger than any factory in the UK ...
21 Aug
2013
Kupetz Eliseevs (Магазин Купцов Елизеевых) is the city’s finest foodhall and another piece of eye-catching Art Nouveau architecture on Nevsky Prospekt (Невский Проспект). Outside is a quirky window display of dancing elves but a peek inside transports you to the luxurious atmosphere of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg. Stroll around while listening to the self-operating grand piano, ...
20 Aug
2013
The Alexander Nevsky Monastery (Александро–Невская лавра) is located at the heart of St. Petersburg, just at the end of Nevsky Prospect. As many other things in the city, the the idea of the Monastery belongs to Peter the Great. Peter’s purpose was to commemorate the Neva Battle that supposedly took place where now the Monastery ...
20 Aug
2013
 You’ll start to doubt whether Dunes (Дюны) truly exists as you wander through the grim industrial estate just off Ligovsky Prospekt (Лиговский Проспект). Have a little faith because just a few steps away you’ll find a beach bar hangout great for a chilled evening with friends in the summer. Outside is a paddling pool, sand, ...
19 Aug
2013
The atmosphere was great at last Friday’s Vodka Party. Many people were there, some were leaving  the day after and were there to say goodbye. Students at the Vodka Party always get to know each other and talk a bit more. This time, the role-playing game in Russian was also a big bunch of fun. ...