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29 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

St. Petersburg Hotels Sold Out for New Year’s Holiday

St. Petersburg hotels are almost sold out for New Year’s holiday.    According to Tamara Buylova, a representative of the St. Petersburg Small Hotels Association, at the end of November tourists booked about 70 per cent of the rooms. Radio Baltica reports that in the first week of December this figure is expected to rise …

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21 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Hermitage Offers Free Admission

On December 7 the Hermitage Museum will offer free admissions. All individual visitors can freely enjoy the masterpieces of art, reports the press service of the Hermitage. December 7 The State Hermitage Museum is celebrating its birthday. The museum decided to share its birthday celebration with all visitors. In honor of this date the entry for individual visitors …

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14 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

St. Petersburg Enjoys Snow (Photogallery)

This snow storm was one of the biggest on record. We had one third of yearly amount of snow in just a couple of days. See in pictures how St. Petersburg enjoyed it: The Arch at Dvortsovaya Square. Snowboarding on Dvortsovaya Square. Skying on Nevsky Prospect. The snowman on Dvortsovaya Square. No comment. The Arrow …

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8 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

St. Petersburg Survives Record Snow

November 8, 2016 Record snow fell in St. Petersburg in,  the last day. More than 20cm (8 inches) of snow fell within 24 hours. The city was paralyzed by many kilometers of traffic jams. People were forced to go to work jumping over huge snowdrifts.  49 car accidents were reported this morning. Pictures from http://www.dp.ru/a/2016/11/08/Posledstvija_snegopada_v_P

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7 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Street Photographer from Russia Has Shaken the World!

This street photographer from Russia has shaken the world!  Eduard Gordeev – a Russian photographer from St. Petersburg likes to shoot cityscapes in the rain. Soft raindrops, blurry colors, diffuse light – all this makes his photos like works of the impressionist painters. Is this something dark? Or is it a pure Russian Romance? Translated from http://matveychev-oleg.livejournal.com/4165587.html  

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7 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Military Parade Re-enacted in Moscow’s Red Square

November 7th. 2016. Moscow, Red Square Today in Moscow, 75 years after the original parade it was reenacted by some 5 thousand of Russian troops and cadets. The original parade occurred on November 7th 1941. These were the dark days of the Russian history. The German army was a few kilometers away from Moscow. The outcome …

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7 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Revolution Anniversary

Today is the 99th anniversary of the October Revolution in Russia, (also called the October Coup). This event is now regarded in Russia as  the greatest tragedy of the 20th century. However this date is still marked by some in Russia, especially by the older generation. One would expect to see street processions in several …

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6 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Duck Convention at Great Pond of Catherine’s Park

An unusual amount of ducks were seen today at the Great Pond of Catherine’s Park in Pushkin which still remains unfrozen at this time of the year. We did not hear from scientists about the phenomenon but we suspect that at this time of the year when ponds and lakes begin to freeze, the ducks are …

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4 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

New Monument Unveiled in Moscow

A monument to Prince Vladimir of Kiev was unveiled today in the center of Moscow, in Borovitskaya Square . The celebration was attended by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Patriarch Kirill, members of the Russian government, deputies, the mayor of Moscow Sergei Sobyanin, as well as representatives of public organizations, religious faiths and …

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4 Nov | Trevor | No Comments

Day of National Unity

Today November 4th is a holiday in Russia. The Day of National Unity, this is a relatively new holiday. Expect to see street processions. See all Russian Public Holidays here.

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