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VK Fest – worth the hype?

17 Jul 2019

This coming weekend the 20-21st of July 2019, VK Fest will be setting up in St Petersburg for the fifth year in a row. VK Fest is markedly the biggest festival in Russia - ...
03 Apr 2018

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Ballet has its origins in 15th century Italy. Although the art form quickly spread to the rest of Western Europe, it wasn’t introduced to Russia until much later, as part of ...
10 Jul 2017

St. Petersburg and northern Russia’s infamous White Nights season is drawing to a close, but the city’s inhabitants are still flocking to watch the bridges being raised and ...
21 Feb 2017

The Russian holiday Maslenitsa (Масленица), also called ‘Butterweek’, is taking place from 20th-26th of February this year. If you have not heard of Maslenitsa before, you ...
13 Feb 2017

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Pioner Cinema on Kutuzousky has quickly become Moscow’s go-to spot for lovers of all types of cinema. Established in 2009, Pioner shows everything from present-day ...
07 Nov 2016

My impressions about the Autumn Festival of Lights! As announced, one of the most spectacular festivals of the year took place in Saint Petersburg during this weekend and our ...
24 Oct 2016

Restaurant Festival 2016 will take place soon! Something big is coming – The Saint Petersburg Restaurant Festival starts on November 1st and will last till November 30th, ...
17 Oct 2016

The Autumn Festival of Lights 2016 is getting closer! Saint Petersburg is not only a cultural city in the north of Russia with many beautiful sights, but also known for the ...
30 Sep 2016

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  For some reason, few visitors to Moscow seem to know about the Ismailovo Kremlin. The word ‘Kremlin’ for most brings to mind the imposing and infamous scarlet ...
24 Sep 2016

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All of us language students and lovers know the difficulties of trying to communicate across a language barrier. In many ways, overcoming this is our mission: we learn ...
21 Sep 2016

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Now, what is it about? The Circle of Light Festival uses electronic art, specifically lights and video mapping, to redefine and highlight well known public spaces.  Artists ...
08 Sep 2016

Traditional Autumn Festival of Fountains This weekend, one of the most unique festivals is held in St. Petersburg. The traditional autumn festival of fountains at Peterhof ...