10/08/2018
Special expat prices for all Fan Id holders
If you are a holder of a Fan Id form the 2018 Football World Cup, you can come and stay in Russia till December 31, 2018 without a visa!!!
21/08/2018
Russian fairytale heroes and russian folklore
Dear Students, we are glad to offer you a very special lesson with our teacher Tatiana Nikitina.
09/08/2018
Start date for beginners 2019
Check the starting dates for complete beginners in 2019

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 6 - 11 August

Week 13 - 18 August

Week 20 - 25 August

Week 27 August - 1 September

Week 6 - 11 August

Orientation Walk

Monday 6th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 7th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 8th August
Meeting point: 17.30 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 carved boards, 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, 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 9th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

River and Canal Cruise

Friday 10th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Peterhof

Saturday 11th August
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 learn more about the architectural particularities of this colossal building.

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 the city.

Price: 900 Rub

 

Peterhof is one of the most beautiful residences of Russian emperors. 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: 2500 Rub

Week 13 - 18 August

Orientation Walk

Monday 13th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Speaking Club

Tuesday 14th August

Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The General Staff building. Impressionists and Post-Impressionists

 Wednesday 15th August

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

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

Peter & Paul Fortress

 Thursday 16th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian Vodka Museum

Friday 17th August
Meeting point: 17.00 Admiralteyskaya metro station

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 18th August

Meeting point: 10.30 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 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

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: 2500 Rub

Week 20 - 25 August

Orientation Walk

Monday 20th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian movie lesson

 

 Tuesday 21st August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 22nd August
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

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

 

The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

Thursday 23d August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The chamber of curiosities (the Kunstkamera)

Friday 24th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Novgorod

Saturday 25th August

Meeting point: 07.00 Moskovsky railway 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. After the excursion we will be able to visit the first garden in the city founded by Peter I – the Summer garden.

Price: 500 Rub

It is the first museum in Russia that was established by Peter the Great and completed in 1727. It has a unique collection of antiquities, revealing the history and life of many peoples. But first of all this museum is known for its "special" collection of anatomical rarities and anomalies.

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 5 people)

Week 27 August - 1 September

Orientation Walk

Monday 27th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Reading Russian press

Tuesday 28th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra

 Wednesday 29th August
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

Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter I in 1710 at the eastern end of the Nevsky Prospekt, supposing that that was the site of the Neva Battle in 1240 when Alexander Nevsky, a prince, defeated the Swedes. The relics of St. Alexander Nevsky were solemnly transferred later. Now Saint Alexander Nevsky Lavra is the most famous monastery of St-Petersburg. We will visit the St. Trinity Cathedral and Necropolises of the 18th century and the 19th century (Tikhvin and Lazarevskoye cemeteries) where a lot of notables (famous Russian writers and composers) were buried.

Price: 600 Rub

Cruiser Aurora

Thursday 30th August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The shooting range

Friday 31st August
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Vyborg

Saturday 1st September
Meeting point: 07.45 Finland railway station

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

We go to the shooting range, where you can shoot different kinds of guns and enjoy playing interactive games.

Price: depends on the amount of shots

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, and the lunch will take place in a real medieval tower.

Price: 2200 Rub