This coming weekend the 20-21st of July 2019, VK Fest will be setting up in St Petersburg for the fifth year in a row. VK Fest is markedly the biggest festival in Russia – last year over 90 thousand people came from far and wide to attend this summer event. The tickets cost around 3000 ...
Ballet has its origins in 15th century Italy. Although the art form quickly spread to the rest of Western Europe, it wasn’t introduced to Russia until much later, as part of Peter the Great’s efforts to modernise the country in the 18th century. With the patronage of Empress Anna and, later, Catherine the Great, Russian ...
St. Petersburg and northern Russia’s infamous White Nights season is drawing to a close, but the city’s inhabitants are still flocking to watch the bridges being raised and strolling the streets in the early hours. However, if ambling isn’t for you, but live music is, there are plenty of events going on to catch your fancy ...
The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you might want to think of it as the Eastern Slavic version of Carnival. Similarly to Carnival it marks the last week before the beginning of the great lent. While ...
Pioner Cinema on Kutuzousky Pioner Cinema on Kutuzousky has quickly become Moscow’s go-to spot for lovers of all types of cinema. Established in 2009, Pioner shows everything from present-day box-office hits to art-house and art-mainstream blockbusters to classic cinematic masterpieces in their famed “At the Cinema, At Last” events. History Pioner first opened its doors ...
My impressions about the Autumn Festival of Lights! As announced, one of the most spectacular festivals of the year took place in Saint Petersburg during this weekend and our expectations were more than excelled. I visited the Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 with two friends of mine on Friday, 5th November and Saturday, 6th at ...
Restaurant Festival 2016 will take place soon! Something big is coming – The Saint Petersburg Restaurant Festival starts on November 1st and will last till November 30th, 2016 on the Neva River. It is the first-ever festival of this kind that is held in the city. Guests who are visiting Saint Petersburg and citizens are ...
The Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 is getting closer! Saint Petersburg is not only a cultural city in the north of Russia with many beautiful sights, but also known for the countless great annual festivals that are organized there. One of the most beautiful is getting closer and closer. The Autumn Festival of Lights – An ...
Idea for the Weekend: Folklore Festival in Ismailovo For some reason, few visitors to Moscow seem to know about the Ismailovo Kremlin. The word ‘Kremlin’ for most brings to mind the imposing and infamous scarlet walls around the fortress by Red Square. It is a symbol of Moscow, of Russia, of authority and dictatorship, ...
A Different Kind of Language Barrier All of us language students and lovers know the difficulties of trying to communicate across a language barrier. In many ways, overcoming this is our mission: we learn languages in order to break down the wall that can so often be found between people from different countries and cultures. But ...