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  • Russian Banya

    Russian culture differs from European. We are aware that European culture bestows worthy tribute to Russian literature, music and ballet. We’d like to reveal for you one more element of Russian culture for you — Russian banya (Russian bath). This word does not exist even in European languages. In Europe (and in the whole world) they use the term sauna, though sauna and Russian banya are different.

    Warm up first and then check out the steam room (parilka), which is usually heated to some 100° to 120°C; this is where you can be beaten about the body with dried branches (vennik), usually birch, oak or juniper. After that, you can take a small break to cool down and then get back in. Half the people in the parilka will claim there’s not enough heat and start calling for someone to throw more water on the hot rocks, while the other half feebly croak, “too much, too much”. The guys who want more steam usually win. This combination of heat, steam, and physical abuse purges your body of impurities and gives you an unforgettable experience unattainable by mere showers or baths.

    Museum of Russian Vodka

    There are a great many museums in St. Petersburg now. Among them there are ones devoted to dolls, railway transportation, banking, political police, even gramophones and phonographs and now the Museum of Russian Vodka. This is the first and only vodka museum in Russia and the whole world, which opened on the Day of the City, May 27, 2001, in the heart of St. Petersburg, on Konnogvardeisky Boulevard.

    Let us enter the Museum of Russian Vodka and feel the atmosphere of the long-gone centuries. Listen to the interesting story of what the real vodka id, of when its manufacture began and the role it has played in the history of Russian civilization.

    Why has Russian vodka survived through the centuries? You will find the answer by trying the best vodkas produced by the most celebrated distilleries of Russia and high quality food, according to the local rules and traditions of drinking vodka.

    The exclusive vodka souveniers supplied only for the museum will attract the attention of those who are curious about contemporary vodka miracles and prefer their vodka tax free.

    Address: 5, Konnogvardeisky Boulevard
    Open: 11.00 – 23.00

    Russian Cuisine

    Russian Cuisine represents a wonderful bouquet of many cultural traditions and influences that have been absorbed over many centuries. For instance, tea was brought to Russia as the most precious gift from a Mongolian khan. This herb overturned the way of life here and to this day Russians drink tea 3-5 times a day. Tea has always been served with candies, pies, pryaniki. Rivers, in days of old were overfilled with different kinds of fish, that made for a variety of fish on the table in the Kiev Rus. Fish, caviar and milt became part and parcel of every meal and especially of “Zakuski”. However, the basic food of Russian cuisine goes back to ancient times and include all kinds of vegetables, mushrooms, meat, milk products, honey, fruit and berries.

    RSPB Travel staff can help you to make reservations for dinner in any of our Russian restaurants.

    Admiralty

    .The menu features authentic Russian cuisine with its world-famous borshch, pirozhki, bliny with caviar and vodka. Traditional folk performance.
    Address: 57 Nevsky Pr, Corinthia Nevsky Palace
    Open: Tueadays, Saturdays 6.00 – 22.30

    Demidov

    .Want to live history today? Take a break from the hassles of modern life with a memorable dining experience at Demidov Restaurant. From classical Russian cuisine to antique interiors and gipsy music, Demidov creates the ambiance of Russia from centuries ago.
    Address: 14, Fontanki Embankment
    Open: 12.00 – until the last guest leaves

    Austeria

    If you fancy Russian cuisine and exotic surroundings, there is only one place that will satisfy such an appetite. Russian cuisine according to ancient recipes set in a purely Russian interior.
    Address: Peter and Paul’s Fortress
    Open: 12.00 – 24.00

    St. Petersburg

    A Russian restaurant in authentic St.Petersburg style, located in one of the most beautiful places in our city, opposite the Church on the Spilled Blood. A great wine list and irreproachable service.
    Address: 5, Kanal Griboedova
    Open: from 21.00

    Sadko

    Sadko’s ever-popular Russian buffet. Traditional Russian delicacies on a groaning board — the ideal way to learn what real Russian cooking is all about. Splendid variety of cold appetizers, hot dishes and tantalizingly irresistible desserts.
    Address: Corner of Nevsky Pr. And 1/7 Mikhailovskaya Str.
    Open: 12.00 – 16.00

    Kazemat

    For a taste of history, come here! Stylish interior, live music, disco program. Only here you will see dancing waitresses.
    Address: Peter and Paul’s Fortress
    Open: till 2.00 in the morning

    Dvoryanskoye Gnezdo

    The Noble Nest Restaurant is situated in a tea pavilion of the Yussupov Palace. Exclusive cuisine, extensive wine list. Live classical music daily.
    Address: 21, Dekabristov St.
    Open: 8.00 till the last customer leaves

    Na Zdorovye!

    Russian and Soviet cuisine, live folk and gypsy music.
    Address: 13/4 Bolshoy Pr.
    Open: 12.00 – 23.00

    Podvorie

    Russian cuisine. Folk show. Special offer: birthday menu for the president of Russia.
    Address: Pavlovsk, 16, Filtrovskoye Schosse
    Open: 12.00 – 23.00

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