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Small Theater with an Avant-Garde History

There are a few theatres located nearby around ProBa School. One of them is just across the street – simple 2-storey neo-classical building “squished” between two others. Today it hosts…

The Day of Dostoevsky – our Local St. Petersburg Tradition

The Festival will take place for the 10th time this year on Saturday, July 6. The day of start is traditionally a first Saturday of July – that’s when the…

May Celebrations in Russia

The month of May is a month full of celebrations and holidays in Russia. First of May is an official holiday, day of Spring and Labor (День Весны и Труда)….

Underground Museum

The subway is by far the most popular and fastest mode of public transportation. The first line (part of the modern red line from Ploshad Vosstania to Avtovo) was opened…

Animal Idioms in Russian

There are several ways to master your conversational Russian and one of them is to learn idioms. Using them in a conversation makes speech more expressive and comprehensible. Idioms keep…

Maslenitsa Days

Maslenitsa (“maslo” in Russian means butter) or Fat Tuesday, Mardi-Gras, Shrovetide is a celebration of the end of winter which is held for one week before the beginning of Lent….

The Only Monument

The ProBa Language Centre is located on Rubinstein street where a lot of famous writers and artists lived and worked. But there is only one monument on this street and…

Dostoevsky Museum: Excursion Starts from the Doors of our School

We start the series of posts about the interesting places and monuments that are located around the ProBa Language Center. The Dostoevsky literary-memorial museum is located in the last apartment…

The VII St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum annually attracts thousands of experts in the field of culture from all over the world: starts of theater, opera and ballet, renowned directors and…

History of Rubinstein Street

Rubinstein Street, where ProBa Language Centre situates, is located in the heart of Saint-Petersburg, near Nevsky Prospect – the main street of our city. This street was named after Anton…

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