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The Winter Palace top view Explore Saint Petersburg Online

What if I tell that I got a surprise for you? To be honest, I really hope that your in-home routine goes well and you are in great health, both physical and mental. I also assume that many travelling plans are ruined already, and many of you who had a plan to visit Saint Petersburg […]

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Traditional Russian Easter treats Orthodox Easter

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 Moscow view in Saint Petersburg

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 Yuri Gagarin. “Poyehali”

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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Use delivery services during the quarantine Delivery services in Saint Petersburg. For those who stuck in quarantine.

Measures to counteract coronavirus infection in St. Petersburg are constantly being tightened and supplemented. Unlike other regions, we do not yet have a universal regime of self-isolation (it is forbidden to leave the house only to people 65 years and older). However, most Petersburgers are advised not to leave their homes until April 5, 2020, […]

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People walking along the promenade in Petersburg People of Saint Petersburg. Their features of character

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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Assorted flower arrangements in the shop Flower Shops in Saint Petersburg

Presenting flowers is a common tradition in Russia. People usually use bouquets as a gift for different holidays, such as International Women’s Day and birthdays, or just for dates or when going to guests. It is much more common to present flowers to women rather than to men, unless they are some famous actors or […]

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Boats on the channel of Saint Petersburg Russia Coronavirus: Updates from Saint Petersburg

COVID-19 ruined many plans of millions of people all over the world. And although I prefer not focusing on negativity, this pandemic is unfortunately our current reality that people try to overcome. For instance, earlier I shared some virtual tours of Saint Petersburg museums that are a great substitute nowadays. Today you will get to […]

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Ceiling in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg Virtual Tours of Saint Petersburg Museums

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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Travelling with limited abilities still can be fun Accessible Attractions of Saint Petersburg

Generally, Russia is not among the most wheelchair accessible countries. However, such large cities as Saint Petersburg and Moscow have necessary ramps and elevators in some of their sights and locations. Speaking of Petersburg, its main reason for having just some limited equipment arrangements relates to the fact that most of the cathedrals and museums […]

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