All posts by Elena Sjo

  • Most thrilling events of summer 2014 in St. Petersburg

    «White Night Stars» Music Fest, May 28 – July 31 The world famous Mariinsky Theatre holds the Opera, Ballet and Music Annual Festival run by Valery Georgiev. More than 200 performances are to be shown on the...

  • Kazansky cathedral St. Petersburg
    Kazansky Cathedral

    Located in the heart of Nevsky prospekt, Kazansky Cathedral can hardly be left unnoticed. It is a common meeting place, always crowded with tourists. People from all over Russia visit Kazansky Cathedral to pray by the icon...

  • Fitness club and restaurant flying dutchman
    Flying Dutchman Fitness Center

    Fitness Center “Flying Dutchman” is an unusual sports club in St. Petersburg – a luxury fitness centre overlooking the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage. A unique copy of the Dutch flute “Amsterdam” of 1748 is...

  • Maslenitsa celebration (pancake week) in Russia
    Russian Maslenitsa (Crepe week) celebration

    From mid-February to early March a big holiday takes place in Russia accompanied by open air celebrations and tons of fun – the holiday of winter farewell – Maslenitsa (also known as Butter or Crepe week). It...

  • Christmas in Russia
    Christmas in Russia

    Orthodox Christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7, and not on December 25, as is customary in many other countries. This discrepancy is due to the fact that the Russian Orthodox Church followes the Julian calendar,...

  • Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
    The Russian Museum

    The Russian Museum within Mikhailovsky Palace forms part of the stunning Arts Square complex, which is just a five-minute walk from Nevsky Prospect. A walk along Mikhailovskaya Street brings you to this landmark,  one of the most...

  • Peter and Paul Fortress St.Petersburg
    The Peter and Paul Fortress

    The Peter and Paul Fortress is a simbol of St.Petersburg and one of the few remaining fortresses of the 18th century, the burial place of Russian emperors, as well as a former political prison of Russia. It...

  • St.Petersburg graduates heading to scarlet sales party
    Scarlet Sails Festival

    “Scarlet sails”, the holiday of graduates, is held on the weekend which is the nearest to the shortest night of the year (June 22) and falls on the White Nights season. White Nights are a special time...

  • Events in summer 2013
    Interesting events of summer 2013

    We’ve chosen for you the most interesting and spectacular events in St. Petersburg in the upcoming season. If you find yourself at one of these events you will surely open a new vivid and festive side of...

  • Victory day celebration in Russia
    Victory Day

    The Victory in the World War II is celebrated in Russia on May 9. Usually the happenings start from May 3 – 4 and run on up to May 13 – 14. The program is rich in...