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Saint-Petersburg Rivers and Canals

Saint-Petersburg Rivers and Canals

Embankments with palaces’ facades, bridges with graceful fences reflected in the river smooth surface … These paintings, like gems in a kaleidoscope, make up a portrait of the beautiful and mysterious Northern capital. Water gives a special charm to urban landscapes – the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg wash its islands and draw an […]

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How to make a museum visit more interesting

Enjoying art and not being bored is sometimes a difficult task. But if you want to make your museum visits more exciting and memorable, check out the advice below. Sometimes the simplest things can be very helpful. 1. Do not try to view everything at once If you have chosen a sufficiently large museum, I […]

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Valentine’s Day in St Petersburg

We will celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14 💌 Do you remember? So today I have prepared for you a list of some romantic places in St. Petersburg in winter. 1. Colonnade of St. Isaac’s CathedralThis magnificent place is very suitable to confess love to each other.Address St. Isaac’s Square, 4Metro station Admiralteyskaya 2. PlanetariumWhat […]

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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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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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Russian food and drink

Generally, Russian people have three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In Russia, it doesn’t take much time to cook breakfast or to eat it. As a matter of fact, Russians aren’t used to eating a lot in the morning. An average breakfast consists of an omelet, sandwiches, corn flakes or something like that. […]

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Russia vs other countries: how do men and women in different countries dress? Let’s hear the opinions of Russian fashion experts

Russia Sultanna Frantsuzova, the founder of Sultanna Frantsuzova brand, says, “To my thinking, our men are dressed worse than others. Sorry, but it’s a sad spectacle. Especially it concerns men in their 40s-50s.They have their own weird way of dressing that has nothing to do with fashion at all. Girls have a dress sense but […]

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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 St Petersburg walking 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 […]

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