All posts tagged "USSR"
The Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineering and Army Signal Corps is the only place in the world where Russian Military history is fully and visually represented. The largest collection of guns, ammunition, small arms and cold...
- Posted April 28, 2014
Residential districts of St. Petersburg
Choosing a place for a short stay and leisure in St. Petersburg, visitors often stick to the city centre and seldom explore the city’s remote parts, the so-called “residential” districts. However, there are also quite a few...
- Posted March 14, 2014
The KGB museum
The official name of the museum is: “Gorokhovaya 2, the History of the Political Police and State Security bodies of Russia”. But the urban residents call it the KGB museum. The bodies of political control of the...
- Posted March 4, 2014
Flea Market at Udelnaya
Are you feeling like buying something unique or authentic, something other than mass produced consumer goods made in China? Learn about the informal history of St. Petersburg through shopping at the Flea Market at Udelnaya (or “the...
- Posted August 27, 2013
Movies about St. Petersburg/Leningrad
St. Petersburg is a living city: it moves and breathes; it experiences joy and sorrow; it develops and declines. It can even feel as alive as a movie character, and over the years there have been plenty...
- Posted July 23, 2013
Boundaries: The district is bounded by Obvodny Channel and the Baltisky and Vitebsky lines of the Oktyabrskaya Railway Road. Click here for a detailed map. Places of interest: Cesme Church (of John the Baptist), Cesme Palace, Novodevichy Sunday Monastery, Moscow...
- Posted July 17, 2013
The State Museum of the Political History of Russia (former Museum of the Revolution)
The Museum of the Revolution had become the first historical revolutionary museum in Russia. Its exhibits had been displayed at the Hermitage in a year after the October Revolution, and in 1955 they had been relocated into...
- Posted June 12, 2013
Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor
Translation by Kira Egorova Bolshoy Gostiny Dvor is not only the city’s oldest department store, but also one of the first shopping arcades in the world. It seen revolutions in politics, fashion and trade, survived all the...
- Posted June 10, 2013