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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 4 - 9 February

Week 11 - 16 February

Week 18 - 23 February

Week 25 February - 2 March

Week 4 - 9 February

Orientation Walk


Tuesday 4th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Quest on school «Russian history»

Tuesday 5th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 6th February
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

You can check your erudition while taking part in our quest-search and discovering secrets of Russian history. Sweet prizes at the end are guaranteed.

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: 500 Rub

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Thursday 7th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Museum of Photography. "Japanese-Russian relations»

Friday 8th February
Meeting point: 13.00 Institute Hall

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 9th February
Meeting point: 10.30 Moskovskaya metro station

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg. This church was built on he 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: 700 Rub

We are going to visit the largest Photography Museum in St. Petersburg. This month they have an exhibition "Japanese-Russian relations», that is devoted to the Year of Japan in Russia. So we have a chance to talk about history of our diplomatic relations and learn new important facts from the Russian history.

Price: 400 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: 2100 Rub

Week 11 - 16 February

Orientation Walk

Monday 11th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian movie lesson

Tuesday 12th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Historical park-museum “My Russia-my history”, exposition “the Romanovs”

Wednesday 13th February
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 cookies. You can also use this time to prepare Valentine’s cards for coming Valentine’s Day.

Price: Free


One of the new museums in St-Petersburg offers its visitors to learn Russian history. Between three expositions we picked up the Romanovs. The famous Russian dynasty ruled country for more than 3 centuries and gave to the world a lot of exceptional personalities.

Price: 700 Rub

 

The General Staff building (The Hermitage-2). Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. Famous artists and their Russian muses


Thursday 14th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cooking Class “Syrniki”

Friday 15th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Pavlovsk

Saturday 16th February
Meeting point: 10.30 Moskovskaya metro station

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. We are going to talk not only about new trends in art, that appeared in 19th-20th centuries, but also about personal life of artists and their connection with Russia state.

Price: 500 Rub

We will cook a popular Russian dish, taste cottage cheese and sour cream and speak Russian.

Price: 700 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.

We can also rent skis and make a couple of circles in the Pavlovsk park.

Price: 2200 Rub

Week 18 - 23 February

Orientation Walk

Monday 18th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 19th February 

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 20th February

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, spoons and matryoshka dolls, 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 and create beautiful winter patterns

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: 500 Rub

Peter & Paul Fortress

 Thursday 21st February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Naval Museum

Friday 22nd February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 23d February  

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

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 the Peter & Paul Cathedral that is a burial place for the Russian tsars and casemates of the former political prison.

Price: 700 Rub

 

Tomorrow our country celebrates the Day of all men in Russia that is considered to be the Birthday of the Russian army. We are going to see the collection of weapon, military equipment and clothing, battle vessels and ships in the Central Naval museum. The excursion will be held in English by a professional museum guide.

Price: 1100 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: 2200 Rub (min -4 people)

Week 25 February - 2 March

Orientation Walk

Monday 25th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Russian press

 

 Tuesday 26th February
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Russian Museum

Wednesday 27th February
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

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: 700 Rub

 

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Thursday 28th February 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Coffee Museum

Friday 1st March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Vyborg tour

Saturday 2nd March

Meeting point: 09.00 Finland railway station

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 are going to see the only mesum of coffee in Russia. Besides the excursion you can take part in a workshop ”5 ways of brewing coffee” with tasting

Price: 600 Rub (excursion only) /1100 rubles (excursion+master class with degustation)

Vyborg is different from other Russian cities and towns. During the tour we will plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages: we will visit the Vyborg Castle, see the knight's hall and we will be able to try on knightly clothes. The lunch is also included in the tour

Price: 2700 Rub