Советское время

Советские достопримечательности в Санкт-Петербурге

Советское время было очень противоречивым, но интересным временем в истории России. В начале этого периода Санкт-Петербург был переименован в Ленинград в честь вождя большевиков. Советская эпоха занимает особое место в умах и сердцах россиян, многие из них вспоминают ее с ностальгией. Во время моей экскурсии вы сможете больше узнать о советской истории нашего города и познакомиться с жизнью простых людей того времени.

Who doesn't know the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow? It is one of the largest museums in the world dedicated to space exploration and rocketry. However, St. Petersburg also has its own museum of cosmonautics - much smaller in size, but certainly no less significant…

The branch of the Museum of the History of the City, telling about its life and development in the 1920s-40s, is located in a large prominent building on the English Embankment on the banks of the Neva, which itself is a vivid example of the…

Metro station hall in Saint Petersburg Russia

You would probably ask what can be attractive and interesting in getting to know such a utilitarian destination as the city underground? There may be nothing all over the world, but not in the cities of the former Soviet Union. Starting from the first lines…

Palace bridge in St Petersburg

The bridge connects the Spit of Vasilievsky island and Palace square and goes over the Bolshaya Neva. Palace bridge consists of five spans, and its raising span is 56,5 meters wide which makes it one of the largest in the world. The spans weigh 4868…

Dom Knigi on Nevsky Prospekt

All city residents and many guests know this beautiful building of Singer House, located on the crossing of Nevsky Prospekt and Griboedov Canal close to Kazan Cathedral. A current book store - Dom Knigi (House of the Book) - is one of the cultural centers…

Eliseevy Merchants' Shop, Saint Petersburg

The story of a merchants’ firm of the Eliseevs started in the 1810s. It was established by a former serf from the Yaroslavskaya province - Pyotr Eliseev. According to one legend, a gardener of earl Sheremetev - Pyotr Eliseev - presented a saucer with fresh…

cruiser aurora

A legendary cruiser that currently serves as a museum ship of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Aurora is one of the well-known attractions of the city, its recognizable symbol with great history. Aurora was one of three first rank cruisers together with Pallada and Diana, constructed at…

Museum of political history of Russia in Saint Petersburg

The Museum of the Political History of Russia in St. Petersburg is the first historical and political museum in Russia that holds evidence of the political life of Russian society from the end of the 18th to the beginning of the 21st century. The museum's…

Monument to the heroic defenders of Leningrad 1981

The impressive monument located on Victory Square (Russian: Ploshad Pobedy) is among the first city sights you see when travelling from the southern direction, i.e Pulkovo airport. It was designed by Sergey Speranskiy and Valentin Kamenskiy, and sculpted by Mikhail Anikushin. The monument was established…

Smolny Institute in Saint Petersburg Russia

European culture that started to establish in Russia in the end of the 18th century, brought lots of novelty in the life of Russian people. During the times of Peter the Great, there were the first schools for girls. That was the first step towards…