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Места, традиции, достопримечательности Санкт-Петербурга

«Scientia Potentia est» переводится с латыни как «знание — сила». Итак, вот вам источник силы — множество интересных исторических, географических, социальных и других фактов о Санкт-Петербурге, его местах, людях и достопримечательностях. Читайте о русских традициях, предрассудках и стереотипах, которые могут быть у иностранцев, а также о городских событиях и достопримечательностях. Задавайте вопросы, если они у вас есть, и давайте вместе исследуем Санкт-Петербург во время частной экскурсии.

Санкт-Петербург: признанный и награжденный российский город

It is hard to become the best, and even harder to sustain such a premium status. Fascinating news is that St Petersburg manages to do that, becoming the best world’s travel destination and getting internationally awarded accordingly. Recently, Saint Petersburg was chosen the World’s Leading Cultural City Destination as well the Europe’s Leading City Destination […]

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Ceiling in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Виртуальные туры по музеям Санкт-Петербурга

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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Rooftops of Saint Petersburg, Russia Крыши Санкт-Петербурга

The views of Saint Petersburg are truly magical no matter what the season is. There is always something to watch and explore in such a beautiful and diversified city of the world. By the way, there is one specialty of the city that you must probably heard of its — rooftops of Saint Petersburg. Open […]

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Great Patriotic war monument in Saint Petersburg Russia 9 мая: День Победы в России.

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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Traditional Russian Easter treats Православная Пасха

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 Вид на Москву в Санкт-Петербурге

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 Юрий Гагарин. «Поехали»

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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People walking along the promenade in Petersburg Жители Санкт-Петербурга. Их особенности характера

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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Girls with flowers standing together Празднование Международного женского дня в России

Although nowadays many people in Russia associate March 8 with an extra day-off, the holiday has very serious roots. So apart from getting to know a Russian way of celebrating International Women’s Day, below you can read about the historical origins of this spring holiday. Origins Initially, the date was created by a social movement. […]

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Lion statues in Saint Petersburg Russia Статуи львов в Санкт-Петербурге

Saint Petersburg is a very beautiful city, there is no doubt about that. But did you know, for instance, that apart from a variety of architectural styles the city streets are full of lions and sphinx. Those are sculptures, of course. Lions in Saint Petersburg vary: they are made of marble and gypsum, copper and […]

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