Interesting Facts

Places, traditions, attractions of St Petersburg

«Scientia potentia est» is translated from Latin as “the knowledge is the power”. So here is your source of power – a lot of interesting historical, geographical, social and other facts about St Petersburg, its places, people and attractions. Read about Russian traditions, prejudices and stereotypes that foreigners might have, as well as about city events and sights. Ask questions if you have any, and let’s explore Saint Petersburg together during a private tour.

Great Patriotic war monument in Saint Petersburg Russia May 9: The Victory Day in Russia

May 9 is a historical day celebrated by the Russians and people from the former Soviet Union republics. This year is special as May 9, 2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of the Great Patriotic War. Usually this important holiday is celebrated with a military parade, concerts, fireworks and definitely, recognition of the […]

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Landscape view from the plane Interesting Travel Blogs to Follow

I personally like learning something new. Exploring unusual facts, wonderful places and interesting people is always a pleasure and pure joy. For instance, I am into checking travel blogs. Especially, during the time of worldwide “staying home” trend. Pretty much it is possible to travel all over the world by simply staying at home on […]

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The Winter Palace top view Explore Saint Petersburg Online

What if I tell that I got a surprise for you? To be honest, I really hope that your in-home routine goes well and you are in great health, both physical and mental. I also assume that many travelling plans are ruined already, and many of you who had a plan to visit Saint Petersburg […]

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Traditional Russian Easter treats Orthodox Easter

Easter is the bright holiday of the Resurrection of Christ. As in the case of Christmas, the dates of celebration in Catholicism and Orthodoxy are different due to the Gregorian and Julian chronology. This year it’s April 12 and April 19. But these are conditional differences. The main feast day of Christianity unites millions of […]

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Moscow view in Saint Petersburg Russia Moscow view in Saint Petersburg

For about a century, there has been a fragment of the wall of the Moscow Kremlin in the center of St. Petersburg, puzzling Petersburgers, Muscovites, and other passers-by. There is a place in St. Petersburg, next to which all the buildings of the eighteenth to nineteenth century seem modern. A view of it opens unexpectedly […]

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Yuri Gagarin Yuri Gagarin. “Poyehali”

April 12th is proclaimed the International Day of Human Space Flight, which is annually celebrated at the international level. In Russia, the holiday is called Cosmonautics Day. The date is timed to coincide with the first manned space flight, which was made by Y. A. Gagarin on the Vostok-1 spaceship on April 12, 1961. Yuri […]

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Use delivery services during the quarantine Delivery services in Saint Petersburg. For those who stuck in quarantine.

Measures to counteract coronavirus infection in St. Petersburg are constantly being tightened and supplemented. Unlike other regions, we do not yet have a universal regime of self-isolation (it is forbidden to leave the house only to people 65 years and older). However, most Petersburgers are advised not to leave their homes until April 5, 2020, […]

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People walking along the promenade in Petersburg People of Saint Petersburg. Their features of character

Is it generally easy to differentiate a local from a city guest or recent resident? Can not speak for Russia as a whole, but can definitely share with you some insights on the population of Saint Petersburg. Actually, it is quite a popular question among travellers: “What is a typical Petersburgian like?”. Thus, I hope […]

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Boats on the channel of Saint Petersburg Russia Coronavirus: Updates from Saint Petersburg

COVID-19 ruined many plans of millions of people all over the world. And although I prefer not focusing on negativity, this pandemic is unfortunately our current reality that people try to overcome. For instance, earlier I shared some virtual tours of Saint Petersburg museums that are a great substitute nowadays. Today you will get to […]

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Ceiling in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Virtual Tours of Saint Petersburg Museums

Staying inside without being able to travel? Quite a common case considering the fact that the world is going a bit unsocial, but still friendly during the times of COVID-19. I will not focus on this topic, as there are many discussions, worries and updates out there. But there is one thing that I definitely […]

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