The Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg (Алые Паруса)

The Scarlet Sails – or Алые Паруса (Alye Parusa) – is one of the main public events of the Russian Summer, and for any visitors who are lucky enough to be staying in St.Petersburg this year on the night of the 23rd June – when the famous White Nights are at their brightest – there… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of White Nights

Summertime in St. Petersburg wouldn’t be complete without the famous White Nights. From May to July, the Northern Capital truly becomes the city which never sleeps! Check out this small dictionary to find out more about the legendary White Nights.   1) Алые паруса (Scarlet Sails) Алые паруса is the biggest celebration of the White… Continue reading

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A Small Dictionary of St. Petersburg

Want to explore St. Petersburg? Then you’ll need to know these words! Although the city is relatively young (a sprightly 314 years old), St. Petersburg is home to a culture and history like no other. Take a look at this small dictionary of St. Petersburg to find out what makes this beautiful city so unique.… Continue reading

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Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night

Museum Night St. Petersburg

Recap: St. Petersburg’s Infamous Museum Night On the weekend after international museum day, most European countries one-up the annual event with a Museum Night (ночь музеев). Over 40 countries welcome visitors into nearly 2,000 museums for a cultural experience between dusk and dawn. This year, I got to experience the especially famous Museum Night of… Continue reading

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Why did The “Scarlet Sails” Receive International Recognition?

Scarlet Sails

Why did The “Scarlet Sails” Receive International Recognition? Die deutsche Version des Artikels finden Sie hier. Every year Saint Petersburg turns into a sleepless city during the legendary White Nights. Thousands of tourists from all over the world explore the Northern capital in this amazing time and try to not miss out on one of the… Continue reading

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A guide to the Petersburg bridges

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A guide to the Petersburg bridges The bridge system in Saint Petersburg can be confusing to say the least. If you’re visiting in winter, when the rivers and canals are iced over then you have nothing to worry about. However, in summer, all the main bridges across the Neva, the Bolshaya Nevka, the Malaya Neva, and the… Continue reading

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The White Nights in Petersburg

The white nights will soon be arriving and St Petersburg will soon transform itself into the most romantic place on earth. From the end of June to the beginning / middle of July, the sun only partially sets for five hours when its casts a warm glow across the domes of the St Petersburg’s churches,… Continue reading

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