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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 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…

The outer view on Matilda Kshesinskaya's mansion

The mansion of Matilda Kshesinskaya is a bright representative of the Northern modern. It is the oldest building on the Troitskaya Square of Saint Petersburg. Nowadays the museum of the political history of Russia is located in the mansion. Before the building belonged to the…

Tauride Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Taudine Palace (Tavrichesky Dvorets) in Saint Petersburg is a former residence of the Knyaz Grigory Potemkin-Tavrichesky, a favourite of Catherine II. Today it’s the headquarters of the  Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States. History and architecture The palace complex was…

Vosstaniya Square in Saint Petersburg Russia

Ploshchad Vosstaniya, that is translated as the Uprising Square, is one of the most famous squares of Saint Petersburg. It is situated in the city centre, on a crossing of two large avenues - Nevsky and Ligovsky. The centre of the square is adorned with…

Prison Crosses in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The prison “Crosses” (Russian: Kresty) in Saint Petersburg is the most famous Russian prison. The first isolator was constructed there already in 1868. There were 960 cells for up to 1800 people. The modern complex was projected in 1890 by the architect Antony Tomishko. The…

The icebreaker Krasin, Saint Petersburg

The icebreaker “Krasin” was built in 1916-1917 in England, in New Castle by the order of the Russian state. With the initial name “Svyatogor”, it was supposed as the most powerful Russian Arctic icebreaker that served for a couple of years and soon was drawn.…

House of Soviets (Dom Sovetov) in Saint Petersburg Russia

The House of Soviets in Saint Petersburg is also called the Palace of Soviets. The Russian name is Dom Sovetov. It is a historical building in the Stalinist neoclassicism style, constructed in 1936-1941. It was designed by Noi Trotsky, Y.N. Lukin and Modest Shepilevsky. Back…

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…

Fountain on Lenin Square in Saint Petersburg, Russia

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…

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…