15/10/2018
-15% off booking a package tour
Get 15% discount on a course when booking a package of Course+Accommodation+1 transfer
09/10/2018
Free webinar with Daria Kovrizhina 13-th October
Free webinar for all the people who are interested in the Russian Language. Our teacher Daria Kovrizhkina will teach you how to use the reflexive verbs. Level: B1 and higher
06/09/2018
Get more comfort this winter for less
20% discounts for studio apartments in our Guest House (mid October - December)

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 1 - 6 October

Week 8 - 13 October

Week 15 - 20 October

Week 22 - 27 October

Week 1 - 6 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 1st October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 2nd October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 3d October
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 we will paint Russian wooden boards and spoons, listen to some Russian national songs and of course the lesson will be held in Russian, so you will have a chance to improve your language skills.

Price: Free

The Hermitage is the biggest museum in St. Petersburg and in Russia. The collection contains more than 3 million exhibits. During this tour you will see the works of such famous artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael, Rembrandt, etc. and you will have a chance to enjoy the splendor of the state rooms of the former residence of Russian emperors and empresses - the Winter palace.

Price: 400 Rub

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Thursday 4th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian Vodka Museum

Friday 5th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 6th October
Meeting point: 10.30 Avtovo metro station (if more than 10 people – a private bus)

The Cathedral was constructed by the French architect Auguste Montferrand. The building took 40 years (1818-1858). During the tour we will admire the beautiful interiors and learn more about the architectural particularities of this colossal building.

 Price: 700 Rub

We will learn some facts about history of the Russian vodka and will taste 3 kinds of Russian vodka and 3 kinds of Russian snacks.

Price: 900 Rub

Peterhof is one of the most beautiful residences of Russian emperors. After 200 years of serving as a 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 Northern War.

Price: 2500 Rub

Week 8 - 13 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 8th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft lesson (embroidery)

Tuesday 9th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cruiser Aurora

Wednesday 10th October
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 will learn about different types of Russian embroidery and you can create embroidery with your own hands. We prepared embroidery with the images of Russian sights, so, you can take your creation home as a souvenir! You will see that it is not so difficult! The lesson also provides an opportunity to train Russian language.

Price: Free

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: 700 Rub

 

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood


Thursday 11th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cooking Class Cooking Class “Syrniki”

Friday 12th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 13th October
Meeting point: 10.10 Moskovskaya metro station (if more than 10 people – a private bus)

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 terrorists in March 1881. Now this cathedral is one of brightest examples of the mosaic art in the world.

Price: 500 Rub

We will cook a Russian dish made of cottage cheese, try Russian jam known as “varenje” and speak Russian.

Price: 700 Rub

 

Catherine’s palace and park in the Tsar’s village present one of the great examples of world-ranking architecture and garden-and-park design. A whole constellation of outstanding architects, sculptors and painters made the ideas of their crowned clients a reality creating this architectural ensemble. During the tour we will visit the legendary Amber room to admire the beauty of sunny Amber stone and learn about mysterious facts connected with the history of this famous room.

Price: 2200 Rub

Week 15 - 20 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 15th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Speaking Club

Tuesday 16th October 

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 17th October

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

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

Peter & Paul Fortress

 Thursday 18th   October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

"Gatherings" in a unique art-space Golitsyn Loft

Friday 19th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Novgorod

Saturday 20th October  

Meeting point: 07.20 Moskovsky railway 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 learn how young people hang out in St. Petersburg, we visit a bar, a cafe or a time-café in this art-space for you to have a chance to spend time in the informal and very cozy atmosphere.

Price: depends on your order

Veliky Novgorod also known as Novgorod the Great , is one of the most important historic cities in Russia. During the tour we are going to see the Novgorod Kremlin and the Cathedral of St. Sophia, a symbol of the city and the main cathedral of the Novgorod Republic. It is one of well-preserved churches from the 11th century. We will also see the bronze monument to the Millennium of Russia and visit the territory of the Yaroslav's Court. After the lunch we will visit the museum of wooden architecture, where we will see traditional Russian wooden houses known as izba and ancient Russian wooden churches

Price: 3500 Rub (min 10 people), 4500 Rub (min 4 people) – by train

Week 22 - 27 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 22nd October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Russian press

 

 Tuesday 23d October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The General Staff building (The Hermitage-2). Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

Wednesday 24th October
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 read the articles from the Russian newspapers and discuss them.

Price: Free

During the excursion we learn about the history of the General Staff building and see the works of Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Matisse. We will have a possibility to have a look at the pictures of the famous Russian artist Kandinsky.

Price: 400 Rub

 

The Pushkin Apartment Museum

Thursday 25th October 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Lection on Russian language and culture

Friday 26th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Pavlovsk

Saturday 27th October

Meeting point: 10.30 Moskovskaya metro station

The only memorial apartment of Pushkin in St. Petersburg is devoted to the last, the most dramatic, period of the poet's life. In this apartment of eleven rooms, Pushkin and his family settled in September 1836. Here, four months later, the poet died, fatally wounded by J. Dantes in a duel. Later his apartment was turned into a museum.

Price: 600 Rub

We learn new facts about Russian language and culture and train our Russian language skills.

Price: Free

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 Rub

Week 29 October - 4 November

Orientation Walk

Monday 30th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian movie lesson

Tuesday 31st October  
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peter & Paul Fortress

 Wednesday 1st November 
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 will watch Russian movie in the hall and enjoy eating popcorn.

Price: Free

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

The State Russian Museum

Thursday 2nd November 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Salsa lesson at the Derzhavin Institute

Friday 3d November 

Meeting point: 18.00 Conference Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 4th November Meeting point: 10.30 Avtovo metro station (if more than 10 people – a private bus)

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

 We learn to dance salsa and speak Russian.

Price: Free

Peterhof is one of the most beautiful residences of Russian emperors. After 200 years of serving as a 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 Northern War.

Price: 2000 Rub