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If you learn Russian in St. Petersburg this summer

If you learn Russian in St. Petersburg this summer, you have to know about the main celebration of the White nights! The Scarlet Sails (Алые паруса) is a celebration in St. Petersburg, the…

Aivazovsky paintings are to be back to the Russian Museum in December

Many fans of the great Russian marine artist were quite disappointed not having found the famous works in the museum. Surely, that is a significant part of the Russian Museum…

Plan your summer vacations in St Petersburg, Russia

Our city is famous by its changeable climate, white nights and winds.  Surely, you should be prepared to face all the challenges. First of all pack your luggage carefully. Rain…

Rivers and Canals in St Petersburg

St Petersburg is famous for its canals and rivers. Wherever you look you see water and bridges stretched from one bank to another. The waterways altogether have 300 km in…

Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines in St Petersburg

The arcade machines were invented in the 19th century in the USA. But in Russia they were first seen in 1971 in Moscow. It was extraordinary popular. Having seen such…

Peter the Great Aquatory

This is a museum of miniature of St Petersburg in the 18th century. It is a remarkable model of major sights in the city of those times. There are plenty…

The traditional art of Khokhloma

Khokhloma is an ancient Russian folk craft of painting on the dishes. It was originated in a same named village situated deep in the woods along the Volga river. At…

The 14th of February in Russia

This catholic holiday though not being Russian at all rooted in our country more than a decade ago. This day is celebrated all over the country. It can be partly…

The 2nd of February – The day of victory in the Battle of Stalingrad

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle at the Eastern front line during World War II. And the strategic centre in south of the USSR was Stalingrad (now Volgograd)….

St. Tatiana’s day or Students’ Day

The roots of this holiday go deep into the 18th century when Empress Elizabeth of Russia signed the petition to establish Moscow State University (1755). Accidently this event coincided with…