26/03/2018
New book for our students!
New in-house published book "КЛАСС 2.1" and "КЛАСС 2.2" by Yagodova Alevtina
12/02/2018
St Valentine`s Day special offer
One day only!
08/02/2018
St Valentine`s Day is coming!!!
Special offers for Russian language lovers.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The recreation hall of the Russian Language School is the place to relax between classes and chat in Russian over tea or coffee in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere with students from all over the world.

The weekly social programme, which is offered for students studying Russian language at Derzhavin Institute, has something for all students of all ages. On the first day of classes, students receive an informational folder including a list of social activities for the coming week with dates and prices, if any. These social activites include visits to museums, tours in and around St.Petersburg, parties, walks, and theatre trips. Taking the students out of the classroom, these activities enable them to practice Russian language in social settings and real life situations and gain an in-depth understanding of Russian language through cultural traditions. On this page, there is a brief overview of the most attractive sites in and surrounding St.-Petersburg for all those planning to study Russian language in St. Petersburg or just coming here as a tourist (see the list on the left).

Some of the regular activities such as Russian Song Lesson, Russian Folk Art Lesson, and Russian Film Screenings are offered free of charge.

Every Saturday our students are playing football. We organize practice games and matches with teams from the other Russian Universities. Join our international Derzhavin team!

Furthermore, there is always something happening in St. Petersburg, and we try to keep the students at Derzhavin Institute informed of all the events in St. Petersburg so they can enjoy them. If you would like to join our programme, please email us.

Please find below our social programme for this week. If you want to join any of the activities, please e-mail us at social@derzhavin.com

Week 2 - 7 April

Week 9 - 14 April

Week 16 - 21 April

Week 23 - 28 April

Week 2 - 7 April

Orientation Walk

Monday 2nd April

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Lesson of games

Tuesday 3d April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 4th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.

During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes.

We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

We play active games and table games and speak Russian.

Price: Free

 

This museum is one of the biggest in St. Petersburg and in Russia. The collection consists of more than 3 million exhibits. In this tour you will see the works of such famous artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, etc. The tour will take us 2 hours and we hope that you will enjoy it.

Price: 400 Rub

St. Isaac’s Cathedral


Thursday 5th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cooking Class “Easter”

Friday 6th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 7th April 
Meeting point: 10.30 Avtovo metro station

 The Cathedral was constructed by the French architect Monferrand. The building took 40 years (1818-1858). During the tour we will admire the beautiful interiors and we will also visit the colonnade where you will have a chance to see the panoramic views of the city centre

Price: 700 Rub


We will paint Easter eggs, eat Easter cakes and speak Russian and celebrate coming Russian Easter.

 

Price: 700 Rub

 

 

Peterhof is one of the most beautiful museums of St. Petersburg. We will see the famous palace and parks. After 200 years of serving as a grand summer residence of the emperors, Peterhof is inextricably connected with the Russian history. The seaside paradise was built, as a grandiose triumphal memorial glorifying the grandeur of Russia, in conquering the much needed and desired access to the Baltic Sea, during the Great Northern War.

Price: 2000 Rub

Week 9 - 14 April

Orientation Walk

Monday 9th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 10th April 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute H
all

The museum of F. M. Dostoevsky

 Wednesday 11th April

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.

During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes.

We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity

 

Price: Free

During this lesson you will learn more about the history of matryoshka dolls. We will paint matryoshkas, watch some Russian cartoons and of course the lesson will be held in Russian so you will have a chance to improve your language skills.
 

Price: Free

We will visit the museum of F.М. Dostoevsky and walk to the places associated with his life.

Price: 600 Rub

Russian Folk Show in the Derzhavin Institute

 Thursday 12th April
Meeting point: 16.30 Conference hall

The Museum of Russian cosmonautics and the Peter and Paul fortress

Friday 13th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

 Saturday 14th April
Meeting point: 09.30 Moskovskaya metro station

Do you want to take part in the traditional Russian games and to sing ancient Russian songs together with the artists and signers of the Folk band? Join this activity and we promise that it would be interesting!


Price: Free

 

We will see the models of satellites, will know about the first Russian cosmonauts and find out how cosmonauts' food and clothes look like.

Price: 500 rub

The Tsarskoye Selo palace and park ensemble is a superb monument of world-ranking architecture and garden-and-park design dating from the 18th to early 20th centuries. A whole constellation of outstanding architects, sculptors and painters made the ideas of their crowned clients a reality here. During the tour we will visit the famous Amber room to admire its view and its design.

Price: 2000 Rub

Week 16 - 21 April

Orientation Walk

Monday 16th April 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Club

 

 Tuesday 17th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 18th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday. During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes. We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

We are reading the Russian newspapers and discussing the articles.

Price: Free

 

This museum is one of the biggest in St. Petersburg and in Russia. The collection consists of more than 3 million exhibits. In this tour you will see the works of such famous artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, etc. The tour will take us 2 hours and we hope that you will enjoy it.

Price: 400 Rub

 

Peter & Paul Fortress

Thursday 19th April 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cruiser Aurora

Friday 20th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Pavlovsk

Saturday 21st April
Meeting point: 10.00 Moskovskaya 
metro station

The Fortress was founded by the Russian emperor Peter the Great in 1703. During the tour we will walk around the territory of the fortress and we will also visit Peter & Paul Cathedral that is a burial place for the Russian tsars.


Price: 700 Rub


We will visit the legendary cruiser. It participated in the Russian-Japanese War. In 1917 the Aurora's crew took an active part in the February and October revolutionary activities. And we will see the gun that gave a signal for the storming of the Winter palace.

 

Price: 1000 Rub

During our trip to Pavlovsk we will see the palace of the most mysterious Russian emperors – Paul I. It was built by Charles Cameron between 1782 and 1786. Being an admirer of the antique art, Cameron lent to all his creations an air of classical austerity and elegance. Comparatively small, the Great Palace didn't startle by its dimensions or by sumptuousness of its decor, it grips imagination with its perfect harmony, proportionality and elegance. The interior decoration was in keeping with the austere architecture of the building.


Price: 2000

Week 23 - 28 April

Orientation Walk

Monday 23d April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Speaking Club

Tuesday 24th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Russian Museum

 Wednesday 25th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes. We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

We meet in the Hall of the school to speak Russian.

Price: Free

 

 

The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical centre of St Petersburg.

It was the first museum of Russian art, initiated by Emperor Alexander III.

The museum collection contains over 400 000 exhibits covering all major periods and trends in the history of Russian art, all main types and genres, trends and schools of Russian art over more than a thousand years: from the X to the XXI century.

 

Price: 600 Rub

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Thursday 26th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Museum of Political History of Russia

Friday 27th April
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Trip to Vyborg

Saturday 28th April
Meeting point: 09.30 Finland metro station

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg. This church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by political nihilists in March 1881.

 Price: 500 Rub

We will know about main events of the history of Russia and the most popular and predominant political leaders of the country.

 

Price: 900 Rub

This ancient town was founded in 1293. During the tour we will walk around its medieval streets, we will see the panoramic view of the city from the top of the Tower of St. Olaf. Join our tour! We promise that it would be interesting!

Price: 2500 Rub