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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 3 - 8 June

Week 10 - 15 June

Week 17 - 22 June

Week 24 - 29 June

Week 3 - 8 June

Orientation Walk


Tuesday 3d June 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 4th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 5th June 
Meeting point: 18.00 Alexander’s column

 

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, 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 a souvenir with your own hands.

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 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 6th  June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian Vodka Museum

Friday 7th June

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 8th June 
Meeting point: 10:00 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 St. Petersburg. This church was built on the place where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded by terrorists in March, 1881. Now this cathedral is considered as a memorial one and represents one of brightest examples of the mosaic art in the world.

 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

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 worked there to create this architectural masterpiece. During the tour we will visit the legendary Amber room to admire the beauty of the sunny Amber stone and learn about mysterious facts connected with the history of this famous room.

Price: 2200 Rub

Week 10 - 15 June

Orientation Walk

Monday 10th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian movie lesson

Tuesday 11th June 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Kazan Cathedral (NEW!)

Wednesday 12th June 
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.

Price: Free


We are going to visit the main Orthodox cathedral of the city. We will learn a bit more about orthodox traditions and main features of the Russian churches, follow the story pf construction of this beautiful cathedral and see the only miraculous icon in the city.

Price: 500 Rub

 

The State Russian Museum


Thursday 13th June 

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall
 

Tour of Dostoevsky's places

Friday 14th June 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Oranienbaum (NEW!)

Saturday 15th June
Meeting point: 09.15 Baltic railway station

 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 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

We will take a tour that includes places connected with the life of F.М. Dostoevsky and characters of his novels.

Price: 500 Rub

Oranienbaum is the one of the first summer residences that was built in suburbs of St. Petersburg in the beginning of the 18th century. It used to belong to Alexander Menshikov, the first governor of the city and the closest friend by Peter the Great. But later this palace became a home for Peter III and his wife Catherine that would be empress of Russia Catherine the Great. So, we will have a great chance to talk about Catherine’s family life and walk through the regular paths of the park.

Price: 2200 Rub

Week 17 - 22 June

Orientation Walk

Monday 17th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Lesson of games

Tuesday 18th June 

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

 Wednesday 19th June

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. The topic of the lesson is “Russian traditions”.

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

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

 Thursday 20th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Lection on Russian language and culture

Friday 21st June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 22nd June  

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 construction works lasted 40 years (1818-1858). During the tour we will admire the beautiful interiors of the church and learn more about the architectural particularities of this colossal building.

Price: 700 Rub

 

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

Price: Free


Peterhof is one of the most beautiful residences of Russian emperors. After 200 years of serving as a summer residence, 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 24 - 29 June

Orientation Walk

Monday 24th June 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Russian press

 

 Tuesday 25th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

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

Wednesday 26th June
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. Come to enrich your vocabulary and train reading skills!

Price: Free

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

Price: 500 Rub

 

Peter & Paul Fortress

Thursday 27th June
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

River and Canal Cruise

Friday 28th June 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Pavlovsk

Saturday 29th June

Meeting point: 10:15 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 the Peter & Paul Cathedral, that is a burial place for the Russian tsars, and see casemates of the former political prison.

Price: 700 Rub

We will take a tour of rivers and canals of the city on which you will be able to see more sights of city and learn new facts about the history of St. Petersburg.

Price: 900 Rub

During our trip to Pavlovsk we will see the palace of the most mysterious Russian emperor – Paul I. It was built by Charles Cameron between 1782 and 1786. Being an admirer of the classical style, Cameron gave to the building features of classical austerity and elegance. Comparatively small, the Great Palace strikes with its perfect harmony, proportionality and coziness. The Park is also unique: it is the largest landscape park in Europe.

Price: 2500 Rub