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New Year Holidays in Russia – What to Do in St. Petersburg

Guide from ProBa Language School Winter is approaching and soon we will be surrounded by magical atmosphere of New Years and Christmas holidays. You can already see the Christmas tree…

UEFA Euro 2020 in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg became one of the city-hosts of The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship. The Krestovsky Stadium, which can fit 68 thousands of people, was chosen as a primary location for…

Events near ProBa: the Literature Festival

“D-Day 89” – this is the name of the festival devoted to Sergey Dovlatov, a Soviet dissident writer who immigrated to the US as his ironic and truthful texts were subject…

Small Theater with an Avant-Garde History

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

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…

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