Ballet – what theatres in Piter offer us!

If you love theatre and ballet, but you don’t have time to check the performance schedule up until Christmas holidays, you cannot miss this:  Here you will find a selection of the most interesting ballets which are scheduled during the next weeks at the most important theatres in St. Petersburg. Some of them, unfortunately, are already sold out, so I have not mentioned them on… Continue reading

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The Bronze Horseman – Eternal Defender of St Petersburg!

Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman – Eternal Defender of St Petersburg! The Bronze Horseman is one of the most iconic sights of St Petersburg. Stood on Senate Square, by the banks of the Neva, in between the Admiralty and St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the statue is an exemplary tribute to Peter the Great and looks over his city… Continue reading

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Михайловский театр – Special performances

When you think of Russia, what comes to mind? It could be anything from блины(Russian Pancakes) and водка(vodka), to striking religious icons and an unbelievably complicated history! However, balancing delicately near the top of this list is ballet. Russia is a country renowned for its excellence in this field, and is famous for producing some… Continue reading

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Scarlet Sails (Алые паруса)

Алые паруса is the biggest and most famous White Nights Festival event in St Petersburg and offers spectacular fireworks, numerous concerts and a massive water show, all to celebrate the end of the school year. Алые паруса is only celebrated in St Petersburg, and began after the end of World War II, when several schools… Continue reading

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Open Music Festival of Colours

On Friday and Saturday, Kirovec stadium was awash with colour as St Petersburg celebrated the Festival of Colour! A Hindu festival, usually celebrated in March called Holi, inspired this festival that takes place in St Petersburg, in June when it’s warmer and brighter outside: the perfect conditions for a colour festival! Entrance was free, and… Continue reading

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Peter the Great

Peter the Great (Пётр I or Пётр Вели́кий), is best known in St Petersburg for having founded the city in 1703, and was ruled Russia from 1682 to 1725. In numerous successful wars, he expanded his Tsardom into a huge empire that became a major European power, and enjoyed the title of Emperor of All Russia… Continue reading

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St Petersburg Practical Information: Getting a Haircut

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St. Petersburg Practical Information: Getting a Haircut If you’ve been here for a long time and feel your hair is starting to look a bit untidy and really needs a haircut; or maybe you’re just desperate for a new style, don’t be afraid to visit a hair dresser here in St Petersburg! You may be… Continue reading

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Carla Bruni Performs in Moscow

Carla Bruni gave her first ever performance in Moscow last night to a packed crowd at the Moscow Music Centre. Best known as the former First Lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy became a singer at 29 years old, while she was a model. Her first album, “Quelqu’un m’a dit”, was released in 2002 and 800,000… Continue reading

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