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for the Standard group course in November and December for those students who do not need visa suppose from the school
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28/09/2017
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from October 16 until November 24

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 25 - 30 September

Week 02 - 07 October

Week 09 - 14 October

Week 16 - 21 October

Week 23 - 28 October

Week 25 - 30 September

Orientation Walk

Monday 25th September
Meeting point: 16.20 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 26th September
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 27th September
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

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: 300 Rub

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Thursday 28th September
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Speaking Club

Friday 29th September
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Gatchina, Gatchina palace and park

Saturday 30th September
Meeting point: 10.00 Troitsky 6

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 meet in the Hall of the school to speak Russian. The main topic will be “travelling”.


 

Price: Free

Min 4 students

The palace and park at Gatchina dates back to the time of Empress Catherine II. In 1765 she gave her favourite, Count Grigory Orlov, a lavish gift – the Gatchina estate. The design for the palace was developed by the Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi. Now picturesque landscape and romantic palace, pavilions, bridges and terraces attract tourists from all over the world, its museum presents a beautiful art collection open to public.

Price: 2000 Rub 

Week 02 - 07 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 2nd October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Club

Tuesday 3d October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The Russian Vodka Museum

Wednesday 4th 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 are reading the Russian newspapers and discussing the articles.
Price: Free

The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum our guests will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings, and get to understand close link between the history of the Russian State and the history of this strong drink. We want you to enjoy your visit to Russian Vodka Museum and have the pleasure of better acquaintance with Russian character and traditions.
Price: 900 Rub

St. Petersburg of Dostoevsky

Thursday 5th October 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cooking Class

Friday 6th October 
Meeting point: 15:30 Institute Hall

Peterhof. Fountains and Grotto Museum

Saturday 7th October 
Meeting point: 10.00 Avtovo metro station

This walking tour gives you the chance to see the places that are closely connected with Dostoevsky’s biography and with his novel “Crime and Punishment”. Our guide will show you the houses and buildings where the main heroes of this novel lived.
Price: 200 Rub

 

Do you want to know how to cook traditional Russian pancakes? We will share our recipe with you, then we will cook the pancakes all together and of course you will have a chance to taste them.


Price: 700 Rub

Peterhof is one of the most beautiful museums of St. Petersburg. We will see the famous fountains and Grotto museum where you will learn how all the fountains are operating. 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

Week 09 - 14 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 9th October 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian Film Lesson

Tuesday 10th October 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 11th 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 watch the Russian film with English subtitles. Join this activity to improve your language skills.
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: 300 Rub

Peter & Paul Fortress

Thursday 12th October 
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Dinner at the Russian restaurant “Sadko”

Friday 13th October 

Meeting point: 18.00 Glinki str., 2

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 14th October
Meeting point: 10.00 Troitsky 6

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

That is one of the best places where you can find the dishes of the Russian cuisine.

On Friday evening the waiters entertain the guests with the folk Russian songs.

Price: depends on the dishes chosen

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 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 16th October
Meeting point: 16.20 Institute Hall

Russian Song Lesson

Tuesday 17th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Russian Museum

Wednesday 18th 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

Do you want to learn the new song and to practice your Russian? If yes, it means that you should join our class and sing with us!
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

Nevsky prospect and Kazan Cathedral

Thursday 19th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Shooting Club

Friday 20th October
Meeting point: 18.00 Institute Hall

Pavlovsk

Saturday 21st October
Meeting point: 10.00 Troitsky 6

During this walking tour you will know more about the history of the main street of the city.

In the very heart of the Nevsky avenue there is the main Orthodox cathedral of St. Petersburg – Kazan Cathedral. We will enter the Cathedral to admire the beautiful interiors and to learn some interesting facts about the Russian churches.


 

Price: 200 Rub

It doesn’t matter if you have never tried to shoot or you are a high experienced person in shooting, for everyone it would be interesting to check the shooting skills! We invite you to spend this evening with us!

Price: depends on the number of shots taken

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 23 - 28 October

Orientation Walk

Monday 23th October
Meeting point: 16.20 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 24th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 25th 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 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

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: 300 Rub

St. Isaac’s Cathedral

Thursday 26th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Speaking Club

Friday 27th October
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Gatchina, Gatchina palace and park

Saturday 28th October
Meeting point: 10.00 Troitsky 6

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 meet in the Hall of the school to speak Russian. The main topic will be “travelling”.


 

Price: Free

Min 4 students

The palace and park at Gatchina dates back to the time of Empress Catherine II. In 1765 she gave her favourite, Count Grigory Orlov, a lavish gift – the Gatchina estate. The design for the palace was developed by the Italian architect Antonio Rinaldi. Now picturesque landscape and romantic palace, pavilions, bridges and terraces attract tourists from all over the world, its museum presents a beautiful art collection open to public.

Price: 2000 Rub