22/03/2019
Free webinar with Larisa Vasilenkova 28th March
Etiquette for every day! Our teacher Larisa Vasilenkova will open all the secrets of the Russian society.
06/02/2019
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05/02/2019
Russian Language Webinar "Emotions"
When: 7th February, Thursday at 8.30 p.m. (Moscow time) Level: A2 and higher Price: Free
Витва на Неве / Batle on the Neva
18.07.2018 19:56
Saint Petersburg, Things to do, tournament, medieval, kinghts, market, jousting
263
Витва на Неве / Batle on the Neva

Hear ye, hear ye! Good Ladies and gentle Sirs, it is time to raise your standards, don your finest garb, and head to the lists to enjoy that most regal of spectacles, ye olde medieval tournament!

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White Nights, and All That Jazz
06.07.2018 16:15
Saint Petersburg, Music, Jazz, Bars, Cocktails, Dancing
253
White Nights, and All That Jazz

Attention music lovers! Are you looking for a place to get your swing on and show off your jazz hands? Then you might want to check out this short list of two of St Petersburg’s best jazz hotspots. 

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Колонна Славы / The Column of Glory
12.06.2018 14:10
Saint Petersburg, Cathedrals, Troitsky Cathedral, Column of Glory, Cannons, Russo-Turkish War, Soviet Union, Architecture
301
Колонна Славы / The Column of Glory

Not too far from the institute are the blue, star-spotted domes of Troisky Cathedral. For many students who walk past the church their first question is the same, "What's with the giant column of cannons out front?" 

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Квесты в Питере / Escape Rooms in St Pete’s
05.06.2018 14:18
Saint Petersburg, Things to Do, Quests, Escape Rooms, Russian Practice, Games
257
Квесты в Питере / Escape Rooms in St Pete’s

Looking for a more unusual way to practice your Russian skills? Why not try a quest?

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Новая Голландия / New Holland
31.05.2018 16:50
Saint Petersburg, New Holland, shops, restaurants, clubs, concerts, events, ice cream, architecture
302
Новая Голландия / New Holland

Pull out your map of St Petersburg. Find the Derzhavin Institute and look slightly north west, just below where the Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge crosses the River Neva. Can you see the strange triangular shaped Island? That is Новая Голландия (New Holland).

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To Go or Not to Go: The Peter and Paul Fortress
24.05.2018 15:51
Saint Petersburg, places to go, the Peter and Paul Fortress, history, Peter and Paul Cathedral, Trubetskoy Prison, Noon gun, Museums, Rabbits
553
To Go or Not to Go: The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Peter and Paul Fortress is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations in St Petersburg and frequently features in the Derzhavin Institute's cutural programme. In this blog post we’ll be taking a look at the history of the fortress, explaining what you can expect to see on a tour though the Derzhavin institute, as well as going into the details of a few of the less-well-known aspects of the museums for those who’ve already been there before.

 
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День Победы (Victory Day)
08.05.2018 14:04
Saint Petersburg, Victory Day, День победы, Second World War, Great Patriotic War, Soviet Union, 2018
300
День Победы (Victory Day)

On May 9th 1945 (Moscow ime) Nazi Germany officially surrendered and the war in Europe ended. This day, known is Russia as День Победы (Victory Day), has a special place not only in Russian history but also in modern Russian society and culture. In this blog post you’ll learn about how Russians celebrate this holiday and about the special events that will be held in its honour this year in St Peterburg.

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Ночь Музеев (Long Night of Museums)
10.05.2018 16:43
Saint Petersburg, Long Night of Museums, Culture, Things to Do, Events
344
Ночь Музеев (Long Night of Museums)

On May 19th 2018 the staff of 117 museums in St. Petersburg and its surrounding environs will forego sleep in order to keep their doors open to the public through the night. Read on to find out more about tickets, participating museums, special exhibitions, and more.

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В Питере есть - часть два
09.09.2016 15:06
Saint Petersburg, restaurants, food, quick meals, Russian Cuisine, Soviet propaganda, chips, Amsterdam, Japanese food, Ice cream
1019

Today we look at good places to make a pit stop in the city centre...

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Первые одиннацать петербургских слов
05.09.2016 14:22
Russian Language, regional differences, bread, food, turtleneck, kiosks, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, lexical differences
1281
Первые одиннацать петербургских слов

Whether your aim is to sound like a native of St Petersburg or the opposite - to keep your Russian clear and region neutral - here are some words you should know about...

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Кофейное Задание
24.08.2016 17:12
Saint Petersburg, food, drink, cafe, homework
1102

I you prefer to get your homework done with a cup of something warm in your hand you'll want to check out these reviews.

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Места где можно загадовать желания
18.08.2016 15:39
Saint Petersburg, statues, Admiralty, Hermitage, cats, rabbits, birds, Chizhik Pizhik, the Photographer, Ostap Bender, wishes.
1111
Места где можно загадовать желания

Here's the definitive list of places to visit in St Petersburg if you`re looking for a bit of extra, supernatural assistance with Russian, finances or life in general.

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Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге? Часть 2
10.08.2016 14:28
Saint Petersburg, souvenirs, books, Matryoshka, Khokloma, Shkatulka
1276

In today`s post I`ll be asnwering two questions: where to buy gifts for fellow students of Russian and where to buy more traditional souvenirs.

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В Питере - есть, часть 1
08.08.2016 14:16
Saint Petersburg, restaurants, food, pizza, Armenian cuisine, Russian Cuisine
1102

Putting the spotlight on some of the best places to eat in St Pete`s.

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День военно-морского флота
05.08.2016 16:09
Saint Petersburg, Navy Day, ships, sailors, Peter and Paul Fortress, Noon gun, parade, music, flags, fireworks, rain, water
1018

And where were you on Navy day?

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Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге?
19.07.2016 16:53
Saint Petersburg, souvenirs, food, drink, shopping, Eliseevskii, Russia, eating, cafe
1028
Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге?

If you've ever walked down Nevskii Prospect you've probably already seen the Eliseevskii emporium. If you haven't, you're sure to notice it the first time you do...

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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 3
18.07.2016 17:24
Saint Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Noon gun, Peter and Paul Cathedral
1024
Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 3

According to the weather forecast, Sunday was meant to be another day of the kind of wetness and gloom I had hoped to escape when I left England...

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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 2
15.07.2016 16:21
Saint Petersburg, Pushkin, Tsarskoe Selo, Catherine Palace, Rastrelli
1135
Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 2

After spending the previous night seeing one the more unusual attractionside which St Petersburg has to offer I spent the next day on a rather more traditional trip...

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