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16 Jun
2014
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 ...
09 Jun
2014
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 ...
04 Jun
2014
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 ...
03 Jun
2014
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 ...
28 May
2014
This week’s practical information is all about public transport within the city. There’s a wide range of ways to get around the city and although you can do it on foot, of course, the public transport here is cheap and efficient and definitely worth using. The metro is the most obvious choice: with five lines ...
27 May
2014
Today is St Petersburg’s 311th birthday! However, since it’s a Tuesday and everyone has to work, the birthday celebrations were held on Sunday. Peter the Great founded St Petersburg in 1703, and since then it has been the “Window to Europe”, widely considered the European capital of Russia. Such an important city deserves an incredible ...
19 May
2014
Saturday night was International Museum Day, a day (or rather night!) when museums in many European cities are open all night long, to show visitors the behind-the-scenes action and to display one-off exhibitions and performances. With 96 venues open across St Petersburg, there was a lot to choose from! We had planned our route using ...
16 May
2014
International Museum Day is celebrated annually across 42 European countries, and St Petersburg is joining in wholeheartedly again this year, with museums across the city opening their doors throughout the night to allow for a completely new museum experience! Not only do you get the chance to see the museums in a totally different light ...
12 May
2014
День Победы or Victory Day is a big holiday in Russia, to celebrate the end of WWII – Russia received news of the surrender from Nazi Germany at just past midnight Moscow Time on the 9th, so while VE day is the 8th in Europe, Germany’s capitulation is celebrated on the 9th here. While the ...
08 May
2014
Victory Day is always a huge celebration in Russia and St Petersburg is once again doing it in style, with plenty of events scheduled throughout the day. The day kicks off at 10am, with a parade on Palace Square by the troops of the St Petersburg garrison. At 2pm, a free concert will be held ...