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My guests: Where do you like to walk in the city center of St. Petersburg?

Where do you like to walk in the city center? Ask my guests. Well, I’ll be happy to share my route somewhat off the beaten paths. I start from the Palace Square across the Pevchesky Bridge into the Capella’s courtyard, then through several courtyards and exit on Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street, turn to the Swedish Lane […]

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New Year Day's Russia 2019

The New Year Celebration Russia

The New Year is one of the calendar Russian holidays, celebrated on the night of December 31 to January 1 of each year. Until the XV century (perhaps also before the adoption of Christianity) in Russia, the new year began on March 1, according to the Julian calendar. From the XV century, the new year […]

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New Year’s Eve St Petersburg 2019

Today I want to tell you about the main holiday in Russia. Guess what is it? No, it isn’t Christmas. It’s New Year. We all love this holiday so much. There is something magical in it. We celebrate it on the 31st of December and on the 1st of January. All Russian people prepare beforehand. […]

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Russian food Pelmeni

Is there any fast food traditional Russian cuisine?

Is there any fast food traditional Russian cuisine? Frequent question from foreign guests. And what is the traditional Russian cuisine. I would single out three types in accordance with the historical period: primordially Russian, Russian and Soviet. At the moment, in cafes, bistros and fast food restaurants you can find dishes that correspond to all […]

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Saint-Petersburg in the literature

Artistic images surround us everywhere. After all, most writers find inspiration in nature and the outside world! Anna Akhmatova versified, “…I wish you knew the kind of garbage heap. Wild verses grow on, paying shame no heed”. And she was absolutely right! The Petersburg that Pushkin, Lermontov, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Goncharov, Turgenev, Bely, Akhmatova, Brodsky, Blok, […]

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