Soviet era

Soviet sights in St Petersburg

Soviet era was very contradictory but interesting time in the history of Russia. At the beginning of this period St Petersburg was renamed to Leningrad in honor of the Bolshevik`s leader. Soviet era occupies a special place in minds and hearts of russian citizens, many of them remember it with nostalgia. During my guided tour you can learn more about the Soviet history of our city and get to know the life of ordinary people at that time.

Mariinsky Palace on Isaac's Square in St Petersburg

Mariinsky Palace in Saint Petersburg had an essential role in the political life of Russia. Initially, it was home for the daughter of Nicolas I. Later, alongside with Winter and Tauride Palaces it was one of the political palaces of that time. The Palace served…

Lenin Square is located in a comfortable traffic intersection between Finland Railway Station and the Neva river. History in brief Up to the 18th century, that area was called “The wolf’s field”. It was a cattle pasture and a city dump. A part of it…

Anichkov Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

Anichkov palace is the oldest building on Nevsky prospekt, one of the ten Imperial palaces of Saint Petersburg. This building has a special history: it was often presented, mostly as a sign of affection or for wedding. The palace is situated in the city centre…

Yusupov Palace, view from Moyka River

The yellow facade on Moyka river hides a real treasure for those who are fond of antique interiors, grand stairs and halls, sculptures and paintings, modern theatre and mysterious stories. Despite several revolutions, war and crises, almost everything stayed the way it was. Yusupov Palace…

Mariinsky Theatre St Petersburg

It’s impossible to imagine St Petersburg without its magnificent theatres. Mariinsky Theatre is one of the oldest and most famous theatres in Russia as well as in the world. History in brief Its story starts in 1783, when Empress Catherine II issued a decree of…

Troitsky bridge in St Petersburg Russia

Trinity Bridge (known is Russian as “Troitskiy”) is one of the largest and most beautiful bridges in Saint Petersburg. It’s the second longest raising one after the Alexander Nevsky bridge. It connects the Field of Mars and the Troitskaya Square on the Petrograd side of…

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…

Marsovo Field in St Petersburg

This park complex is situated in the center of St Petersburg and is now known as a place for resting and doing sports. It’s not only beautiful and tidy, but also surrounded by a variety of popular city sights. The ensemble of the Marsovo field…

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…

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…