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Idea Of Naming a Bridge After Akhmad Kadyrov Caused a Rally In St. Petersburg
A rally against the naming of Dudergofsky Canal after the first Chechen President Akhmad Kadyrov was held in St. Petersburg on Monday, June 6.
--07-06-2016--
The Lomonosov Bridge
The Lomonosov Bridge is a three-span structure with four towers that are quite high. The bridge was built in the late XVIII century by the architect Perrone.
--25-05-2016--
Palace Bridge (Dvortsovy Most)
The most advantageous view of the Palace Bridge is during its "separated state" that happens at night and in the early morning hours.
--23-05-2016--
The Annunciation Bridge (Blagoveshensky Most)
The Annunciation Bridge (Blagoveshensky Most) is the first permanent bridge across the Neva. The Bridge of eight spans was built by the architect Stanislav Kerbedza in 1843-1850.
--22-05-2016--
Troitskiy Most (Trinity Bridge)
Troitskiy Most (Trinity Bridge) is the third permanent bridge across the Neva River. The Company of A.G. Eiffel participated in the tender announced for bridge design.
--22-05-2016--
Admiralty Of St. Petersburg
The first Admiralty was laid in 1704 on the island between the Neva and the Moika (island was named as Admiralty).
--18-05-2016--
Hygiene Museum In St. Petersburg
Hygiene Museum exhibits demonstrate a variety of manifestations of the human body: from the fetal stages of development in the womb up to diseased organs preserved in alcohol.
--13-05-2016--
Hunting In Gatchina Park
The largest of the Gatchina parks was designed for all types of hunting.
--12-05-2016--
Farm In Sylvia Park
Farm on the outskirts of the Sylvia Park, on the bank of Kolpanki (Pilnaya) is a typical construction for the park of the XVIII century.
--07-05-2016--
The White Mountain
It is said that the Peter I decided to produce the first marble in the White Mountain (and neighboring Tivdi).
--27-02-2016--
Marble Mountain
No canoer who arises from the Krivozer to Hizhozero misses an opportunity to stay in the White Mountain.
--25-02-2016--
Arch Vallin de la Mothe (St. Petersburg)
Arch Vallin de la Mothe in New Holland Island is one of the finest types of historic St. Petersburg.
--25-02-2016--
Enjoy Exotic Butterflies In St. Petersburg
Museum expresses manifestation of love for nature through the communication with the butterflies.
--15-02-2016--
Tropical Paradise in St. Petersburg
In recent years the museums of exotic butterflies have appeared almost in all major Russian cities. And it is grounded, as the nature does not spoil us with bright vivid colors and it would be desirable to look at its wonders. For this purpose there is a "Tropical Paradise" in St. Petersburg, it is a museum where you can see the birth of a butterfly, feed it and buy it.
--14-02-2016--
New Escalade Assemled In St. Petersburg
The St. Petersburg factory of the car manufacturer General Motors (GM) began SKD assembly of the SUV of new generation Cadillac Escalade that was presented at the Moscow Motor Show in August 2014.
--25-02-2015--
The Top Three Of The Russian Sites Of Attraction Include The Monuments Of St. Petersburg
The top three of the Russian sites of attraction include the monuments of St. Petersburg: the list is topped by the Church of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Savior on the Blood Church), the second line is taken by the Peterhof park ensemble, and the top three is closed by Catherine Palace and the Park in Pushkin.
--22-07-2014--
St. Petersburg Suburbia: Zelenogorsk
The herds of cars move from St. Petersburg towards Zelenogorsk on a Friday evening. Primorskoe highway is a kind of Moscow Rublyovskoe highway for Petersburg. New residents of suburban area: businessmen, bureaucrats, highly paid managers, - are gradually building a new patchwork civilization here that is evolving rapidly right before our eyes.
--30-06-2014--
Akhmatova Days In St. Petersburg.
The works of Anna Akhmatova, whose 125th birthday is celebrated in the northern capital, have become the poetic chronicle of the twentieth century Russia.
--23-06-2014--
SPIEF 2014: Multi-Billion Contracts Despite Political Pressure
The St Petersburg International Economic forum has generated 269 billion roubles in deals in spite of the pressure from Washington on participants.
--26-05-2014--
5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 5 - Yusupovsky Garden
If you're heading to Yusupov Gardens from Sennaya Square, prepare yourself for inevitable ominous atmosphere of Dostoevsky novels: the most "grass-roots" of the central quarters, no matter what was done with it, in fact never changes.
--31-03-2014--
5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 4 - Rumyantsevsky Garden
A small garden on the Universitetskaya Embankment can be considered a typical example of St. Petersburg "garden", survived among stone thickets. On the other part, it is spacious enough (if compared with Yekaterina's model "Katkin Sadik" garden and the like), original, time-tested, and located in a place that cannot be passed by.
--30-03-2014--
5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 3 - Alexander Garden
A garden in front of the Admiralty, right in the heart of the city, looks little resembling to a natural oasis. Alexander Garden is a wide boulevard with very old trees, benches and a fountain in the middle.
--29-03-2014--
5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 2 - Tavrichesky Garden
If one chooses the next most famous garden after the Summer, it still would not be Mikhailovsky, but younger and more remote Tavrichesky.
--29-03-2014--
5 Historical Gardens Of St. Petersburg: Part 1 - Mikhailovsky Garden
Usually when someone hears gardens of St. Petersburg, the first thing he or she remembers is Summer Garden and suburban parks. However, let's try to take a walk over other, no less significant historical gardens of St. Petersburg, the oasis of aristocratic beauty in the bustling center of northern capital. Mikhailovsky Garden is the nearest neighbor and relative of the Summer Garden.
--28-03-2014--
Official Hermitage Hotel Opens in St. Petersburg
The official hotel of the Hermitage Museum opened in Saint Petersburg on October 4. This five-star hotel is the only one in Russia and abroad that won the right to use the trademarks of the museum under a license agreement.
--08-10-2013--
New Aquabuses in St. Petersburg
New aquabuses will appear in St. Petersburg. Passengers of aquabuses have no risk to be trapped in traffic jams (a trip on the longest route takes less than 45 minutes). Many of the vessel stops are situated close to the subway stations. And the route of the Central line, for example, passes the Summer Garden, Peter and Paul Fortress, the Winter Palace, the famous St. Petersburg bridges and wharfs.
--29-04-2013--
Hiding Places Of the Russian Sole. German View.
The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg has presented the exhibition called Hiding Places Of the Russian Sole. German view. How do the foreigners consider the Russian sole? The Russian Museum in collaboration with the Art Line Foundation (Moscow) has provided four halls of the Marble palace to the German architect, light designer Karsten Vinkels to express his view.
--22-04-2013--
Maslenitsa (Pancake Week) In St. Petersburg
Almost every one of us loves the holidays. Despite the fact that many things changed a lot over the centuries, the tradition of celebrating Maslenitsa in the fresh air - in parks and gardens remains unchanged. Maslenitsa in St. Petersburg will be held in the Babushkin Park on March 17, 2013.
--28-02-2013--
The European Manifesta Art Biennale in St. Petersburg
The Tenth European Biennale of Contemporary Art Manifesta will be held in St. Petersburg from July to October 2014. Manifesta displays youth and experimental art from around the world, giving preference to European authors.
--27-02-2013--
How To Get To the St. Petersburg Museums In the Evening Or For Free
If you can't find any possibility to visit some exhibitions during the daytime, there is no need to worry. Here you will find a list of museums in St. Petersburg that are open for the visitors in the evening. Moreover, some of them are even free of charge.
--11-02-2013--
Upcoming Exhibitions at the State Hermitage Museum, 2013
For those of you who plan to visit St. Petersburg, we have selected what should be the most memorable events and exhibitions coming up in 2013 at the State Hermitage Museum.
--31-01-2013--
7 Most Ridiculous Bills in Russia
People often wonder what their MPs are busy with in legislatures of different levels. Russia-IC looks at the most ridiculous bills that have been moved in the Russian regions.
--28-11-2012--
The Russian Museum, the Perfect Attraction for the Art Lovers
The largest art museum in St. Petersburg dedicated mainly to painting, The Russian Museum is a different example of building a museum collection. Rather than an assembly of all sorts of antiquities as was the case with the Hermitage, the imperial collection at the Russian Museum was tightly focused on the 19th c. Western Art and numismatics. Our guest blogger Irina Kirilov tells the story of the museum.
--28-11-2012--
New Values Of Working Process: Overview Of Co-Workings And Shared Office Spaces In St. Petersburg
Unlike a typical office environment, co-workings and shared office spaces are becoming more and more demanded and attractive to people who enjoy being work-at-home professionals, freelancers, specialists in creative industries, etc. This uprising trend prompts entrepreneurs to open various places in the largest cities of Russia to foster this new idea of arranging the working process. Here we give you a brief overview of the freshly launched lofts, co-working spaces and shared offices in St. Petersburg.
--14-08-2012--
Russian Winter: Christmas Markets in St. Petersburg
Christmas markets in Russia are becoming more and more popular each year. We continue to explore the topic and today present you a guide to the most colourful events and original winter fairs in St.Petersburg.
--05-01-2012--
Russian Winter: Skating in St. Petersburg
If you are going to visit St. Petersburg during this winter season, dont forget to come to an ice rink and enjoy skating in this picturesque city.
--04-01-2012--
Russian Winter on the Maps
As we are writing about Russian winter activities and events, we also put them on the map, marked with lovely blue snowflakes or skiers. Here, then, comes a snowfall of flakes and skiers, as we bring all the Russian Winter maps in one article.
--21-12-2011--
Principal "Green Zones" of St. Petersburg
Parks and gardens are considered to be the real places of interest of the city. They don't only supplement the architectural view of St. Petersburg. They are real pieces of architectural and lanscape art.
--29-08-2011--
72 hours for wedding: St. Petersburg to open wedding tours
Government of northern capital of Russia offers to permit conclusions of marriages between the foreign citizens on the territory of Russia. This can draw more tourists to St. Petersburg. Wedding during 72 visa-free hours, sightseeing in St. Petersburg and in its splendid suburbs with parks and royal residences, and then sailing to other countries and cities. All this looks like a good idea...
--08-06-2011--
Parking like transportation problem of St. Petersburg
Lack of parking lots in St. Petersburg is a real problem: drivers have to park their vehicles in the streets, yards and grass plats. Multistory car parks might solve it, and St. Petersburg calls for investors for 16 such projects. However, some people aren't sure that multistory car parks in St. Petersburg can be interesting for investors and attractive for car owners. Why?
--30-05-2011--
Fun fountains of Peterhof
Peterhof park is sometimes associated with something luxury, official and a little boring. But eastern part of the Lower park is not so regular and is rich is signs of royal amusements, including fun fountains, very popular in 18th century Europe.
--02-12-2011--


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The Largest Hotel Will Be Constructed In St. Petersburg
Becar Group plans to begin construction of the second apart-hotel Vertical in St. Petersburg. The hotel with 2000 rooms will become one of the largest in Russia and Europe, as well as the largest one in St. Petersburg.
--23-03-2016--
Alexander House (St. Petersburg) - the Most Romantic Hotel In Russia
TripAdvisor Travel Service has compiled a rating of the most romantic hotels in Russia.
--15-02-2016--
New Year Holidays In St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg will welcome the largest number of tourists from the Russian regions during New Years holidays.
--29-10-2015--
St. Petersburg - Leading European Destination
St. Petersburg has won the prestigious World Travel Awards in the category Leading European Destination.
--23-09-2015--
Evacuation In St. Petersburg
Media reported about the evacuation from five railway stations in St. Petersburg because of a bomb threat.
--04-09-2015--
St. Petersburg Attracts Investments
St Petersburg is going to attract up to 40 billion rubles of investments to the city's economy on the basis of the agreements signed within the framework of the International Economic Forum.
--22-06-2015--
Navigation On Neva Was Opened Earlier Than Usual
Navigation on Neva opened last weekend in connection with the requests of shipowners and favorable weather conditions.
--10-04-2015--
St. Petersburg - Best City For February 14
The Russian service of online hotel booking Oktogo.ru conducted a study which showed that St. Petersburg is ahead of both Russian and foreign cities in the number of bookings; tourists will go for an average of 2.5 days and spend 3.2 thousand roubles per day for accommodation for the St. Valentines Day there.
--16-02-2015--
84% Of Respondents Do Not Want To Name a St. Petersburg Street After Kadyrov
The Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko, responding to the initiative of the Legislative Assembly Deputy Vitali Milonov on giving the name of Akhmad Kadyrov to one of the city streets, questioned the need for such action.
--30-01-2015--
Europes Biggest Oceanarium to Appear in St. Petersburg
New Oceanarium in St. Petersburg will be one of Europes largest scientific and educational centers for oceanology and marine biology.
--16-01-2015--
Secrets of Old Dolls Displayed in St. Petersburg
The Secrets of Old Dolls exhibition opened in St. Petersburg shows the miracle of restoration.
--23-12-2014--
Ryanair Puts St. Pete Dublin Flights on Ice
Ryanair, Europe's biggest low-cost airline, has put on hold its plans to launch a route from Dublin to St. Petersburg due to decreasing international traffic.
--17-09-2014--
World War I Museum Founded Near Petersburg
The largest museum of World War I has been opened near St. Petersburg.
--04-08-2014--
Nevsky Prospekt - Pedestrian Zone
It is planned to turn a part of Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg into a pedestrian zone.
--31-07-2014--
No Swimming In St. Petersburg
It is not recommended to swim in any pond in St. Petersburg. This conclusion was made after laboratory water tests.
--11-07-2014--
St. Petersburg Metro Stations Will Be Renamed
St. Petersburg Government approved the names of the eight underground stations planned for construction, and also returned the historical name to Robespierre Embankment in the central part of the northern capital.
--08-07-2014--
Less Tourists Go To St. Petersburg
Foreign tourist flow to St. Petersburg decreased by around 10-15%. These results were shown by the statistics of hotel pre-bookings in St. Petersburg.
--30-06-2014--
Aquabus In St. Petersburg
The aquabus traffic on Primorskaya Line in St. Petersburg resumed.
--16-06-2014--
Famous House of Russian Rock to Be Turned into Hotel
The house known for Victor Tsois museum Kamchatka might be rearranged into a hotel.
--06-05-2014--
Nile Crocodile Walking In St. Petersburg
The street sweepers in Kalininsky district of St. Petersburg found a crocodile inside the dumpster. As the experts of Leningradsky Zoo explained later, judging by size, the hatchling is no older than three days.
--26-03-2014--
Best Investment Brand Project Of St. Petersburg
Online public voting for the best investment brand project of the city closed at investment portal of St. Petersburg. Majority of votes were given for I invest in SPB logo, developed by the Investment Committee.
--29-01-2014--
St. Petersburg Governor to Step Down Ahead of Early Elections
Georgy Poltavchenko, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Russia's second largest city, will resign ahead of early elections in which he may not stand, Russian press report.
--17-12-2013--
Nationalist Rally Prevented in St. Petersburg
Police in St. Petersburg reported that an unapproved nationalist rally was prevented on Saturday with over 20 people detained.
--23-09-2013--
A Huge Model Of Borodino Battle Appeared In St. Petersburg
The exposition of the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps was enriched with the mock Battle of Borodino. The author, Michael Parfenov disposed on the model battlefield about one and a half thousand three-dimensional figures of cavalrymen, infantry, officers and generals of both armies, more than a hundred pieces of artillery, limbers and carriages.
--31-08-2013--
St Petersburg will be connected with Geneva by SWISS Airlines
SWISS will commence a direct flight between St Petersburg and Geneva on 25 July 2013, reports RIA News.
--07-07-2013--
Panorama Of St. Petersburg: Now At Night
St. Isaac's Cathedral in St. Petersburg extends working hours of museum and colonnade for summer time.
--20-06-2013--
Real estate in historical center of St. Petersburg attracts foreign buyers
Real estate in the center of St. Petersburg is the most popular among expatriates, informs the real estate agency Home estate in its research.
--14-06-2013--
High speed passenger trains are in demand in Russia
For the period of 2010-2012 over 9 million passengers have used high speed trains Sapsan and Allegro, what proves their popularity in Russia.
--28-05-2013--
Excursions in the Metro Stations of St. Petersburg
Once in a month excursions will be held at the underground stations of St. Petersburg. Perhaps during the summer period the excursions will be conducted more often.
--30-04-2013--
Spring Began in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden
Despite the intense continued cold spring began in St. Petersburg Botanical Garden.
--30-04-2013--
EasyJet Connects Manchester With St. Petersburg
After a successful start of flights between Moscow and Manchester, EasyJet is about to launch budget flights from Manchester to St. Petersburg and back.
--24-04-2013--
Smolny Cathedral to Be Transferred to Russian Orthodox Church
The St. Petersburg Smolny Cathedral, which is a part of the museum complex of the St. Isaacs Cathedral State Memorial Museum, will be returned to the Russian Orthodox Church.
--15-04-2013--
Summer Palace and Lodge of Peter I to be Restored in 2013
The State Russian Museum in Petersburg will carry out a large-scale restoration of a lodge of Peter I and his Summer Palace that will cost about billion rubles.
--20-03-2013--
St. Petersburg plans to launch metro at night
A shuttle between metro stations Nevskiy prospect and Gorkovskaya may be launched from 1 a.m. till 3 a.m. in St. Petersburg.
--19-03-2013--
Stephen Fry Arrived in St. Petersburg for Making Film about Burdens of Russian Gays
The well-known British actor, writer and humorist Stephen Fry has arrived in St. Petersburg for shootings of a feature film about LGBT-community problems in Russia.
--13-03-2013--
No Harlem Shake for St. Petersburg Citizens
On Sunday, March 3, Russian police prevented hundreds of participants to hold a flashmob by performing the popular Harlem Shake dance in downtown St. Petersburg.
--04-03-2013--
Notes From the Underground: Bookcrossing On Petersburg Metro
A cultural capital of Russia, Petersburg plans to bring Literature to metro passengers. Bookstalls will first be installed in the stations connecting the metro with railway stations.
--01-03-2013--
The Number Of Cruise Tourists In St. Petersburg Will Grow
According to preliminary data, the main sea passenger port of St. Petersburg will take 241 ship entries in 2013, and the number of tourists served by the port will increase by 6-9%.
--28-02-2013--
It Will Be Easier To Navigate In St. Petersburg
The installation of information boards of a new type began at public transport stops of the city on the Neva.
--26-02-2013--
Rossija Airline Launched Self-Registration Service At Pulkovo-1
Rossija Airline Company has launched a self-registration service for the passengers departing from the Terminal Pulkovo-1 (St. Petersburg).
--25-02-2013--
Ferry Connection Between St. Petersburg And The Baltic Capitals
At the end of February the ferry connection from St. Petersburg to Helsinki and other capitals of the Baltic States will be resumed.
--25-02-2013--
St. Petersburg Authorities Will Close the Cruiser "Aurora" for Visitors in September
According to the preliminary estimates the restoration of the legendary cruiser will take no less than 400 million rubles.
--25-02-2013--
St. Petersburg City Centre Expands Wireless Network
Throughout 2013 St. Petersburg will continue to expand the network of wireless hot-spots in the city centre.
--14-02-2013--
St. Petersburg Plans to Legalise Roof Excursions
As part of developing more offers for tourists, St. Petersburg government plans to legalise roof excursions and to make them secure.
--14-02-2013--
St. Petersburg Citizens Rally to Defend Child Cancer Center
About 800 people gathered in downtown St. Petersburg on Sunday to protest the possible closing of St. Petersburgs unique childrens cancer treatment center.
--04-02-2013--
Catherine Palace In Tsarskoe Selo in Petersburg Extends Opening Hours
Catherine Palace in one of St. Petersburg historic environs, Tsarskoe Selo, extends opening hours till 9pm on Mondays.
--17-01-2013--
Petrogradskaya metro station is closed for nearly a year
The metro station Petrogradskaya in St. Petersburg has been closed since January 5 for repairing works. The station is expected to be reopened in 11 months, on November 1, 2013.
--05-01-2013--
St. Petersburg residents to apply to marry in the Internet
St. Petersburg dwellers will be able to apply to register their marriage at a local Registry Office (ZAGS) via the Internet. The service will start working form 9 January 2013.
--04-01-2013--
The Mikhailovsky Theatre Showed Romeo and Juliet Directed by Nacho Duato
The Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg showed the premiere of the ballet "Romeo and Juliet" directed by the Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato. This is the fourth version of the performance by the music of Sergei Prokofiev since 1976.
--02-01-2013--
Shavkat Abdusalamov's Exhibition Opened in St. Petersburg
An art exhibition of Shavkat Abdusalamov is held in the Sheremetevsky Palace of St. Petersburg.
--31-12-2012--
Lady Gaga Concert Under Investigation for 'Homosexual Propaganda'
St. Petersburg authorities have accused famous American pop star Lady Gaga of allegedly promoting homosexuality to minors during her recent show in the city.
--25-12-2012--
No Traffic On Dvotsovy (Palatial) Bridge In Petersburg At Night
One of the most beautiful Petersburg bridges, Dvotsovy (Palatial) Bridge, will be closed for reconstruction from November 15, 2012 until December 20, 2013.
--15-11-2012--
Madonna Case Opens In Petersburg
For the second day they were hearing the court case brought by Petersburg citizens against Madonna for various ethical offences during her concert there in August 2012.
--25-10-2012--
Aquabuses in St. Petersburg Stop Working till Next Spring
Water taxis in the city of St. Petersburg have stopped its navigation, the northern capital's administration reports.
--22-10-2012--
Migrant's Guide Makes a Row in St. Petersburg
A recently published "migrants guide" to the city of St. Petersburg has provoked an outcry from rights activists who claim that migrant workers are imaged as instruments of common labour.
--22-10-2012--
Russia Celebrates the Day of Lycees
The Russian Lycee opened in Tsarskoe Selo near St. Petersburg on October 19. The day was later commemorated in the eponymous poem by Alexander Pushkin and is now celebrated throughout Russia as the Day of Lycees.
--19-10-2012--
Moaning at Night to Be Prohibited in St. Petersburg
The legislative assembly in the city of St. Petersburg has approved in the first reading a bill that bans several noises late at night, including squeaks and loud groans or moans.
--16-10-2012--
Road Signes to Defend Squirrels in St. Petersburg
Special road signs "Mind the Squirrels!" have recently appeared on several roads in the city of St. Petersburg.
--16-10-2012--
Public Garden in St. Petersburg to be Named after Eduard Khil
Petersburg authorities are going to pay tribute to the outstanding Russian singer Eduard Khil.
--12-10-2012--
Five Millionth Resident Born in St. Petersburg
The five millionth resident of St. Petersburg was born this weekend, on September 22, the city's governor Georgy Poltavchenko reports.
--25-09-2012--
FC Zenith Bids Farewell To Their Oldest Fan, Regina Donde
A 103-year-old Regina Donde died in St. Petersburg. She was the oldest FC Zenith fan, having fallen in love with football in 1929.
--10-09-2012--
Reptiles Attack Petersburg Citizens
12 Petersburg citizens were bitten by snakes and vipers this season. Most people were attacked, while gathering mushrooms.
--07-09-2012--
Alexandrinsky Theatre Presents a New Season Programme
The new, 257th season, has opened at the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Along with several premieres, a new theatre building opens in spring 2013, signifying a new stage of development of Russia's oldest Imperial theatre, founded in 1756.
--05-09-2012--
Peterhof Welcomes to Cycle Like Royalty
On August 25, a third Royal Bicycling Festival will take place on the territory of the state culture preserve "Petergof", near St. Petersburg.
--22-08-2012--
Starbucks to open its first coffeehouse in St. Petersburg
Starbucks tends to open its first coffeehouses in St. Petersburg this autumn. The coffeehouses may be opened in the shopping centers Gallery, Peterland and Mega Dybenko.
--21-08-2012--
South-African restaurant net Nandos to enter Russian market
Nandos-branded South-African restaurant net will open its restaurant in Russia by 2014.
--21-08-2012--
St. Petersburg reconstruction is estimated US $ 125 billion
The program of reconstruction, restoration and maintaining the historical center of St. Petersburg is estimated 4 trillion Rubles ($125 billion).
--20-08-2012--
Umbrella Vending Machines Come To Saint Petersburg
St. Petersburg citizens and visitors alike may now forget taking an umbrella with them at all times - special vending machines are ready to sell an umbrella for mere $3.
--13-08-2012--
First Outdoor Library Opens in St. Petersburg
A summer library with free books has started its work at the Central Amusement Park of St. Petersburg, on the Yelagin island.
--06-08-2012--
Eduard Khil Street to Appear in Petersburg
One of the streets in Saint Petersburg may be named after the famous singer Eduard Khil.
--27-07-2012--
Monument to Steve Jobs to Appear in Petersburg
A monument to the founder of the Apple company Steve Jobs may appear in St. Petersburg soon.
--25-07-2012--
Culture Ministry Looking for Restorer of Famous Kazan Cathedral in Petersburg
The Russia Ministry of Culture has ordered a project of restoration of the Kazan Cathedral in Petersburg.
--13-07-2012--
Russian Operas to Come Out into Petersburg Streets
St. Petersburg is getting ready for an unprecedented International Festival Opera For All.
--13-07-2012--
Dine in the Dark in St. Petersburg
An original St. Petersburg restaurant Dans Le Noir? welcomes visitors to get an unusual experience and to enjoy a great dinner in the dark.
--26-06-2012--
New Map of Arctic Ocean to be Published in St. Petersburg
In 2013, a new panoramic map of the Arctic Ocean will be published with the help of military hydrographers from St. Petersburg.
--20-06-2012--
New Baltic Cruise Appeared in St. Petersburg
The new Baltic cruise has appeared in St. Petersburg. Every 10 days the vessel of the Norwegian Cruise Line company will go from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Warnemunde and Tallinn, and then back to the northern capital.
--13-06-2012--
New Hotel Opened in St. Petersburg
The new luxury hotel Domina Saint-Petersburg has been opened in the northern capital of Russia.
--28-05-2012--
Tattoo Festival to be Held in St. Petersburg
International Tattoo and Piercing Festival will take place in St. Petersburg June 15, 2012.
--14-05-2012--
Peter and Paul Cathedral in Petersburg to be Restored
The Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg will shortly appear in its renovated look.
--13-05-2012--
Viking Festival to be Held in St. Petersburg
The open-air festival Legends of Norwegian Vikings will take place May 18-20, 2012 on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg.
--11-05-2012--
Legendary Fortress Millionaire Risks to be Destroyed
The unapproachable ferro-concrete fortress constructed back in 1938 in Beloostrov (St. Petersburg) is under the threat of destruction.
--08-05-2012--
St. Petersburg Man Plans to Be a Walking Advertising Banner
A St. Petersburg citizen has decided to earn money by selling space on his back for tattoo advertisements.
--20-04-2012--
St. Petersburg and Moscow Open Fountains Season
This weekend, the first two fountains started working in St. Petersburg, as well as the first fountain in the Moscow's All-Russia Exhibition Centre.
--16-04-2012--
E-Books in Russian Schools: Advantages and Disadvantages
The recent experiment in four schools of St. Petersburg aims to replace traditional paper textbooks with e-readers, electronic devices designed for reading digital books and magazines. The first experimental results have already revealed some practical problems.
--09-04-2012--
Blockade Bakery to be Preserved in St. Petersburg as Historical Monument
The building of the bakery that worked during the days of the Leningrad blockade has become a monument of regional value.
--05-04-2012--
Tourists to Travel Round St. Petersburg by Aquabuses
On May 25, St. Petersburg will open the navigation of special water taxis - aquabuses - with new routes for them.
--30-03-2012--
Meetings Without Penguins
A man in a penguin costume was detained by St. Petersburg police at the sanctioned opposition rally on Saturday, March 24.
--26-03-2012--
Madonna to Support Freedoms in Russia
Madonna promises to speak up for the gay community during her upcoming show in St Petersburg.
--23-03-2012--
Festival of Small Towns to Start in St. Petersburg
The 7th Festival of small historical towns of the Leningrad region will be held on the territory of the Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg March 31, 2012. Guests will be acquainted with culture, tourist opportunities and interesting sites of the cities.
--15-03-2012--
Taking Photos Outlawed in St. Petersburg Metro
St. Petersburgs City Hall has just passed a law prohibiting the use of photo- and video-equipment on the citys metro system.
--13-03-2012--
Two Capitals Think Otherwise
Results of Russian presidential elections in Moscow and St. Petersburg differ from the rest of the country.
--07-03-2012--
Manchester Days Celebration Started in St. Petersburg
Today, St. Petersburg marks 50 years of collaboration with Manchester. The delegation from the UK, headed by Harold Lyons, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, will take part in the celebrations running until March 8.
--06-03-2012--
Duty Free Shops to Appear at Russian Railway Stations
Tourists will be able to buy perfumes, alcohol and other goods without paying taxes at Duty Free shops, that appear soon at Russian railway stations.
--06-03-2012--
Lenin's Tent to be Restored for 1,5 Million Roubles
The monument Tent from the museum complex Lenin's Tent located in Razliv will be restored in 2012.
--02-03-2012--
St. Petersburg Officials Intend to Punish Rammstein
As the new bill banning the promotion of homosexuality comes into force, the German metal group Rammstein would be penalized for the "immoral conduct".
--01-03-2012--
Nothing But the Doll
Last week, a group of armed robbers broke into a sex shop in St. Petersburg and stole one blow-up sex doll, leaving the shop's receipts without interest.
--24-02-2012--
Summer Garden in St. Petersburg to Open after Reconstruction
The reconstruction of the Summer Garden in Saint Petersburg that began in 2009 is finally completed. It is planned that the Garden will be ready for opening soon.
--21-02-2012--
Biggest in Russia Aqua Park Will Appear in St. Petersburg
The biggest in Russia aqua park will appear in St. Petersburg in February. With an area of 25,000 square meters, Piterland Aqua will offer plenty of entertainment for adults and children.
--14-02-2012--
Las Vegas Weddings to be Held in Russian Restaurants
The Japanese restaurant Dve palochki offers an unusual way to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Only today, February 14, you will be able to get married by a real pastor from Las Vegas.
--14-02-2012--
Norway Will Hold a Ski Festival in St.Petersburg
A ski festival, organized by the Norwegian Council for Tourism, the Bergans company and the Ski and Snowboard Federation, will take place in St. Petersburg February 18, 2012. Winter sports enthusiasts are welcomed to visit the "Okhta-park" from 11.00 to 15.00.
--13-02-2012--
"Gay Promotion" is Banned in St. Petersburg
On Wednesday, St. Petersburg city assembly adopted the a scandalous bill imposing monetary penalty for any propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia.
--09-02-2012--
Grand Cascade Fountain at Peterhof to be Restored
The Grand Cascade Fountain at the Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg will be renovated before the summer season. Nineteen sculptures of this and other fountains have been given for restoration to masters of the northern capital.
--08-02-2012--
Monument to Admiral Pavel Nakhimov to be Set up in Petersburg
This year marks the 210th anniversary since the birth of the great Russian fleet admiral Pavel Nakhimov.
--03-02-2012--
The Territory of St. Petersburg Economic Forum to be built up with apartments
The territory of the complex Lenexpo, which traditionally hosts St. Petersburg Internatinal Economic Forum, will be built up with a shopping center, a hotel and apartments.
--27-01-2012--
Snuggle in the Back Seats: St. Petersburg Offers Cheap Cinema Tickets for Valentines Day
Several cinemas in St. Petersburg will offer cheap tickets up for grabs on the eve of St. Valentine Day. The tickets will cost around 0.25EUR.
--23-01-2012--
All Historical Buildings in Petersburg to be Protected from Demolition
The Office of Public Prosecutor of Petersburg undertakes to rescue all historical buildings located in the city.
--23-01-2012--
Achievements of Petersburg Artists for 2011 to be Shown in Manege
From January, 12th to 21st the Central Exhibition Hall Manege (St. Petersburg) will be holding an annual exhibition of new works by Petersburg artists Petersburg-2011, the municipal culture committee reports.
--12-01-2012--
New Metro Station Appeared in St. Petersburg
New station Admiralteyskaya appeared in St. Petersburg. It is located not far from famous city attractions the Winter Palace, St. Isaac's Cathedral and the Admiralty.
--10-01-2012--
Tourists Are Offered a Live Webcam Walk through St. Petersburg
A new project VPiter gives an opportunity to see St. Petersburg online. The company launched 19 live webcams that help tourists to take a virtual walk through the main attractions of the city.
--26-12-2011--
Wooden Architecture Monument Taken down near St. Petersburg
Historical building of Lokhovayas summer residence has been demolished with a bulldozer in Komarovo Settlement of the Leningrad Region.
--20-12-2011--
Ice Land Museum Appeared in St. Petersburg
The Museum of Ice was opened in St. Petersburg last week. Visitors can see fairy-tale characters and fantastic creatures made of ice.
--20-12-2011--
Some Station of Petersburg Metro to Become Monuments
The Cultural Heritage Preservation Council has included a number of metro stations of Petersburg into the list of monuments of regional value.
--16-12-2011--
Road Closures and Restrictions in St. Petersburg, 19 November - 15 December 2011
The authorities of St. Petersburg have restricted areas of the city for transport access between November 19 and December 15. Traffic will either be one-way, or altogether stopped.
--18-11-2011--
St. Petersburg Officials Want to Ban LGBT Propaganda
The Deputies of St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly have approved in the first reading a draft law on administrative responsibility for propaganda by the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.
--17-11-2011--
Journalists Seek Intercultural Communication
The sixth International Forum "Intercultural Dialogue" (Dialog Kultur) will be opened on November 21 in the State Hermitage museum in S. Petersburg. The forum will assemble young journalists from different countries.
--16-11-2011--
The Harem Pool by Jean-Leon Gerome Is Exhibited at the Hermitage
The admirers of the 19th c. French painter Jean-Leon Gerome may see several of his works on display at the Hermitage - including an ill-fated yet sensual Harem Pool.
--03-11-2011--
Cadet Corps for Girls to Appear in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg authorities plan to open cadet corps for girls after 2012.
--01-11-2011--
Russian Schools Introduce Electronic Readers to Classrooms
St. Petersburg follows the Republic of Tatarstan where PocketBook electronic readers were allowed to be used in classrooms instead of regular textbooks. Petersburg authorities plan to use PlasticLogic readers in their schools.
--31-10-2011--
St.Petersburg Selects the Most Curious Places
The popular vote on the most attractive and unusual landmarks has started in St. Petersburg. The authorities consider that the results will become a useful guide for people, who want to learn more about the city.
--20-10-2011--
Jolly Roger Flies on the Cruiser Aurora's Mast
On the 16th of October, in St. Petersburg, three young people climbed he mast of the famous cruiser Aurora and ran up a Jolly Roger flag where the revolutionary red Bolsheviks' banner once fluttered.
--17-10-2011--
IX Animated Arts Festival Multivision Comes to St. Petersburg in November 2011
Between November 4 and 6, 2011 the residents and visitors to St. Petersburg can attend Multivision - the Animated Arts Festival.
--12-10-2011--
Strange Superhero Defends St. Petersburg from Rudeness
St. Petersburg has a new hero a strange young man who calls himself a Petersburg-Man and fights for cleanness of the city and politeness of its citizens.
--07-10-2011--
Russia's Largest Aquapark Comes to St. Petersburg
Russia's largest aquapark in St. Petersburg plans to welcome visitors before the end of 2011.
--23-09-2011--
Gay Christians to Gather in St. Petersburg
Lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender Christians from all over Eastern Europe are going to meet in St. Petersburg for a forum on September 16-18.
--14-09-2011--
St. Petersburg Receives its New Governor
On Wednesday Georgy Poltavchenko took over the position from the previous head, Valentina Matvienko, who held her position for more than eight years.
--01-09-2011--
Two bears locked in Kupchino are released
Two brown bears were found locked in a garage in Kupchino near St. Petersburg. They have been living there for a year and a half.
--11-08-2011--
The First Russian Military Port Will Be Turned Into the Park With the Amphitheatre
A public park will be laid out on the island New Holland in St. Petersburg.Its landscape will be turned into an open summer amphitheatre and concert area.
--10-08-2011--
A Hotel "Indigo" To Be Open in St. Petersburg
A new hotel will be the first one of the InterContinental Hotels Group in Russia.
--03-08-2011--
Visa-Free Entrance to Russia for Finnish Citizens
As of August 2011, Finnish citizens may enter Russia by sea - no visa required.
--30-07-2011--
Shorts Can Be Forbidden in St. Petersburg
In the cultural capital of Russia shorts wearing can be equated with disorderly conduct.
--29-07-2011--
Kazan Cathedral to Regain its Former Looks
St. Petersburg is getting ready for celebrations of the 200th anniversary of its famous Kazan Cathedral.
--28-07-2011--
Soviet-born Actress Is to Star As a Bond Girl
A Soviet-born American actress Margarita Levieva, 31, may become a James Bond girl in the new 23rd Bond movie. If approved, she will star opposite Daniel Craig.
--27-07-2011--
A 2-year-girl fallen down from 10th floor survived
In St. Petersburg a two-year-old girl fell down from the window on the tenth floor and survived. It is the fourth similar case in St. Petersburg for the last two months.
--20-07-2011--
New flight and ferry line between St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad appear
Almost at the same time appeared new route,air and water, between two cities.
--20-07-2011--
St. Petersburg to astonish with new sights this month
Today the best of St. Petersburgs graffitists have created new artistic pictures on boards in the streets of the city. The performance has been held to support street art, the most perspective branch of modern art.
--20-07-2011--
Police for tourists in St. Petersburg
A special police unit especially for defense of foreign tourists under program of civil development of St. Petersburg as a tourist center. New police units will defend tourists, provide security in the area of the main city sights, monitor guides if they have a license and parking of tourist coaches.
--09-06-2011--
Formal guard mounts resumed in Petropavlovskaya fortress
Ceremony of formal guard mounts in Petropoavlovskaya fortress of St. Petersburg has been resumed. The ceremony, taking place next to Naryshkin bastion was abolished in 1926. Now it takes place each Saturday at 11.45 till October.
--06-06-2011--
Free buses launched to new sea terminal in St. Petersburg
Free buses from metro station of Primorskaya to Sea Facade cruise terminal have been launched by St. Peters Line for passengers of ferry line St. Petersburg-Helsinki.
--01-06-2011--
Nissan's Plant in St. Peterburg to be Suspended for 5 Days
Japanese carmaker Nissan's plant in St. Petersburg will suspend operations from May, 30 to June, 3, due to some problems with engine deliveries from Japan.
--30-05-2011--





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