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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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Palace Square in St Petersburg Russia Most Popular Tours in Saint Petersburg

Travelling to a new city is always exciting. However, it can be a bit stressful as well. The main problem is timing. Many tourists face a problem of identifying the perfect time period, they usually ask questions like “How many days do I need to see the most in the city?” Another popular issue is […]

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New Food Court in the Galeria Shopping Mall

If you have already been to Saint Petersburg, most probably you know the Galeria shopping mall close to Moskovsky railway station. Here are some good news for those who casually like eating out or pausing for a meal when shopping. There is a new food court in Galeria, one of the largest shopping malls of […]

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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

Contents: The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy your bath!Gentlemen of FortuneIvan Vasilievich Changes Professions 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 […]

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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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Winter Souvenirs from Russia

Getting Christmas presents can be a bit challenging, but still very exciting. If you are in Saint Petersburg, and want to get some holiday souvenirs, keep reading. I’ve decided to share with you the most popular places to get presents in Saint Petersburg and some idea of souvenirs from Russia! Shops and markets The main […]

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Traditional Russian New Year Dishes

The New Year’s Eve is a very special time, especially for those who prefer spending it at home with family and friends. Frankly, it is not only about getting a holiday spirit, it is also about tasting delicious meals. Eating a lot of very different, though traditional holiday dishes. So how about learning some traditional […]

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