Tag Archives: Discover St. Petersburg - Page 3

19 Jul
2018
It’s summer in St. Petersburg, and that means it’s time for open air music festivals! As in previous years, there’s a bit of everything for everyone: from classical concerts to techno raves, I’ve snooped the local афиши (afishi, “billboards”) for the biggest events coming up these next weeks. I hope you’ll get to visit some ...
17 Jul
2018
If you walk around the city on any evening (when it doesn’t rain) you will witness tens of street bands playing live rock music. If the tune is catchy, the lyrics are in Russian, and everyone is singing along, chances are – they’re playing a Kino song. Viktor Tsoi and Kino Kino was an incredibly ...
27 Jun
2018
Привет ребята! My name is Nicolas and I’ll be interning as a blogger with L&D this summer in Saint Petersburg and then Moscow. I’m half-Ecuadorian and half-Colombian, but I have been living in the UK for the last couple of years. I moved to England to study a BA in Politics and International Studies, which ...
20 Jun
2018
It will come as no surprise that St Petersburg, as Russia’s cultural capital, is brimming with theatres. With such a rich creative history, it would be impossible for there not to be so many. Worldwide, Russia is infamous for the quality of its ballet, which is a must-see for every tourist, but a lesser known ...
10 Apr
2018
There was a saying in the former Soviet Union: “Today he plays jazz, tomorrow he’ll sell out his motherland”. Back then, jazz was seen as Western, subversive and something not to be trusted. Fortunately, times have changed, and today St. Petersburg attracts top jazz performers from across Russia and indeed the world. Every year, the ...
29 Sep
2017
Here we are, the end of this wonderful experience has come: it’s time to say goodbye to Russia. After two months in Saint Petersburg it’s hard not to be sad at the idea of leaving this wonderful country. This experience has changed me and changed me for the better. I would like to share with ...
12 Sep
2017
Do you feel like going out but not sure where to go first? Here are five suggestions on where to start your night out in Saint Petersburg. Apotheke Anyone who’s lived in Saint Petersburg for a while have a story to tell about Dumskaya, the area where the Dumskaya street and Lomonosov street meet, a ...
27 Aug
2017
I am a self-professed history nerd, especially when it comes to modern history of Russia. As I’m now into my final week in St. Petersburg, I find myself looking at the long list of must-see sights I made in my first week and despairing at how few I’ve managed to cross off. The modern history ...
24 Aug
2017
When we think about Saint Petersburg’s most interesting attractions, immediately Cathedrals, Hermitage, Russian Museum and Palaces come to our mind. Of course, if you’re coming to Saint Petersburg for the first time you HAVE to visit them. But if you are familiar with Питер (for friends only!) and have already visited the most famous places, ...
22 Aug
2017
As every authentic big city, St. Petersburg has its own metro: this is the most useful mean of transport, especially if you need to reach a distant place very quickly or if you have to travel from an extremity of the city to the other.   Maybe during the summer, it would be better to enjoy ...