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22 Mar | newswire | No Comments

St Petersburg in World’s Best Destinations

St Petersburg Included in World’s Best Destinations St Petersburg was included in the list of the world’s best destinations according to TripAdvisor. This was reported on the website of  the tourist service. The Northern capital of Russia is on the 14th place in the global ranking, and first on the list among destination in Russia. The …

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14 Mar | newswire | No Comments

Facts About Winter Palace

Interesting Facts About the Winter Palace. Probably any trip to St. Petersburg includes a visit to the famous winter Palace, as it is the main Palace of St Petersburg. Interesting facts: 1. The Hermitage is huge. The Tzars of all Russia, ruled from this Palace the area of more than 22 million square kilometers and …

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28 Feb | newswire | No Comments

First Time in St Petersburg (Continued)

If it is Your First Time in St Petersburg (Part 2, see part 1 here) If it is your first time in St. Petersburg and you only have one day to explore it. We offer you an interesting route to get to see the main sights of the city. “Eliseevskiy” Shop The famous store is at …

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24 Feb | newswire | No Comments

First Time in St Petersburg

If it is Your First Time in St Petersburg (Part 1) If it is your first time in St. Petersburg and you only have one day to explore it. We offer you an interesting route to get to see the main sights of the city. You can start with St. Isaac’s Square One of the most …

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23 Feb | newswire | No Comments

Defender of the Fatherland Day

Defender of the Fatherland Day Today February 23 is Defender of the Fatherland Day! This used to be the Day of The Soviet Army. Today is a holiday in Russia. Fireworks over Peter and Paul fortress February 23, 21:00 In honor of defender of the Fatherland Day, from the walls of the Peter and Paul …

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19 Feb | newswire | No Comments

Maslenitsa

Maslenitsa or Pancake Week Starts Tomorrow St. Petersburg, February 19.2017 Maslenitsa or Pancake Week also known as Cheese Fare and also as the Russian Mardi Gras starts tomorrow. This is a week before the Orthodox Lent starts. The celebrations will take place for the entire week. In the folk calendar of the Eastern Slavs, the …

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9 Feb | newswire | No Comments

Bike to Work

International Action “Bike to Work” in St Petersburg Saint Petersburg, February 9. St Petersburg on Friday, February 10, will join the international action “Bike to Work”. The weather promises to be cold – minus eight degrees Celsius. To participate in this action you must register on the website http://winterbiketoworkday.org/. On this day people are encouraged …

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27 Jan | Trevor | No Comments

Day of Military Glory

Breaking of the Siege of Leningrad Day of Military Glory St Petersburg, January 27 Today one can see torches lit on the Rostrum Columns at the Arrow of Vasilyesky Island. This is because today marks the 73rd anniversary of lifting of the siege of Leningrad (St Petersburg was called ‘Leningrad’ at that time). The siege of …

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27 Jan | Trevor | No Comments

Commemoration of Death of Dostoevsky

Commemoration of 136 years since the death of Fyodr Dostoevsky Saint Petersburg, January 26. On 9 February, the Northern capital will remember one of the great writers, the classic known around the world. St Petersburg plans to commemorate 136 years since the death of Fyodr Dostoevsky. Experts of from the works of the classic of …

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22 Jan | Trevor | No Comments

Peter and Paul Fortress

Peter and Paul Fortress – the first building of St Petersburg It was built during the Northern war with Sweden, waged by Russia for the return of access to the Baltic sea. The construction started on May 16, 1703.  This day is considered the day of Foundation of the city. Peter the Great gave the …

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