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.

Mikhailovsky Palace at Arts Square in St Petersburg Unique Architecture of Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is known for its magnificent architecture. Thanks to Peter the Great, the city was built according to the European standards. Italian, German and Dutch architectural traditions inspired many looks of the city on the Neva river. Quite often Saint Petersburg is addressed as a cultural capital of Russia, since there you can see […]

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Popular Hotels of Saint Petersburg

It can be very challenging to find a nice accommodation when planning a trip, especially to a new country or city. According to personal experience and the reviews of tourists, the guests of Saint Petersburg usually prefer staying in some international hotel chains. So, the most popular hotels in Saint Petersburg are actually those that […]

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Viewing Northern Lights in Saint Petersburg

Beautiful Aurora Borealis is a wonderful natural phenomenon of appearing dancing light in the sky that many people would love to see. It is a truly magical happening that is defined by disturbances in the magnetosphere by a solar wind. Northern lights, or aurora, or polar lights as they are usually called, can be viewed […]

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Public January Holidays in Russia

New Year and Christmas are probably the most popular holidays in Russia. Apart from vast celebrations, beautiful decorations and the spirit of holiday, there is at least more plus of this season. It is a long period of days-off that people get together with festive mood, ongoing fireworks and dining. These are the January holidays […]

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Traditional New Year Movies

Russians are fond of watching TV, especially when it comes to the New Year season and 10 days that people officially spend off work. As one character from a popular Soviet cartoon series “Winter in Prostokvashino” said, a TV set is the main adornment of a New Year table. Apart from various special shows and […]

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What To Wear in Saint Peterburg in Winter?

That’s actually quite a question: “What to wear in winter in St Petersburg?” The weather seems to change quite a lot within several recent years, and instead of wintery and snowy landscapes Saint Petersburg region gets more of a European look in terms of snowless streets. Some trees even start to bloom, assuming that it […]

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Сhristmas at Annenkirche in Saint Petersburg

Real Christmas atmosphere in Saint Petersburg is easy to experience at Annenkirche. St. Anne’s Church is a Lutheran church which was built in 1775-1779 by Georg Friedrich Veldten for the German community. Since then, the church has gone under several significant historical turnovers, but it operates these days and offers special Christmas events. Apart from the traditional St Petersburg […]

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Top Boutique Hotels in Saint Petersburg

Beautiful, comfortable and elite hotels in Saint Petersburg city centre are not rare, but hopefully this list of the best accommodation will ease the process of choosing the right one. For booking hotels and hostels, you are advised to use booking.com, but in advance compare the prices at trivago.ru. 1852 Boutique Hotel Spacious rooms, affable […]

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Brand New Logo of Saint Petersburg Russia

Turquoise round as a symbol of a cold and northern sun that shines in the city all year round, and a font with drawbridge elements conclude a new logo of Saint Petersburg. This design work got very controversial feedback. It is suggested to use the logo on various billboards, published materials, souvenirs and in presentations. […]

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Christmas Market in Saint Petersburg

Are you a fan of New Year and Christmas spirit? I definitely am, so want to share with you as much useful information as possible. You should experience the holiday mood in Saint Petersburg. To do so, one advice will be to visit the city Christmas market. This year the Christmas market will be open […]

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