21/05/2019
Discounts for beginner courses
Standard group course - 150 euro per week (for those who have already got a visa to Russia or do not need a visa to come to Russia)
30/04/2019
Lear Russian online with us!
We have already started the lessons from our new webinar package but it is still possible to join!
11/04/2019
Free webinar 18th April at 8.30 pm
Let`s talk about food in Russian easily! Level: A2 and higher
Витва на Неве / Batle on the Neva
18.07.2018 19:56
Saint Petersburg, Things to do, tournament, medieval, kinghts, market, jousting
305
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
306
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
351
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
300
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
342
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
743
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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Парки Санкт-Петербурга / The Parks of St. Petersburg
22.05.2018 18:58
St Petersburg, Where to go, parks, nature, trees, tourist destinations, relaxation, fresh air
463
Парки Санкт-Петербурга / The Parks of St. Petersburg

Cities are great and all but sometimes you want you want to get a little bit closer to nature. For all its strengths St. Petersburg`s streets can often seem overly devoid of anything green and growing. Fortunately it has plenty of amazing parks to make up for it.

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St Petersburg From Above/Санкт Петербург Сверху
15.05.2018 21:08
St Petersburg, Where to go, bars, cafes, cathedrals, modern art, skyline, amazing views,
308
St Petersburg From Above/Санкт Петербург Сверху

Saint Petersburg, the Venice of the North, arguably the most beautiful city in Russia. To walk around its streets is a treat for anyone who is even slightly interested in architecture, art, or history. Regardless of the city’s beauty at ground level however, there is an even better way to experience its aesthetic qualities, from above.

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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
350
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
377
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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Easter in Russia
06.04.2018 17:36
stpetersburg, moscow, history, culture, onthisday
452
Easter in Russia

Easter, the most important and celebrated holiday for the Russian Orthodox Church, is observed based on the Julian calendar and often falls on a different Sunday than the Catholic or Protestant Easter. This year, the Russian Orthodox Easter will be celebrated 8 April. As in many countries, the Easter celebrations in Russia are full of significance, traditions, family and delicious Easter treats. 

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Saint Pete Coffee Break
05.04.2018 13:27
stpetersburg, culture, foodanddrink
480
Saint Pete Coffee Break

Saint Petersburg is a city of culture, history, architecture with delicious food and drink. During a long day of exploring the city, or if you find yourself simply needing to escape from the cold, there is not much better than sitting down in an quaint café and enjoying good conversation with a great cup of coffee. If you are traveling through Saint Petersburg delicious cafes are on just about every street corner. To be sure that you make the most out of your caffeine selection, here is a list of some of the best cafes for ambiance, comfort and of course, quality! 

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Gogol: Life and Quotes
29.03.2018 14:27
stpetersburg, culture, onthisday
522
Gogol: Life and Quotes

Nikolai Gogol, born 31 March 1809, would go on to become one of the most renowned and influential Russian writers. Gogol can be claimed as the founder of realist literature, laying the groundwork for Russian prose that would influence great writers after him. However, it was in his surrealist writings that Gogol produced some of his most original and celebrated works that delved deep into the darker side of society by comically combing the fantastic with the grotesque.

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Theatres in Saint Petersburg
29.03.2018 14:15
stpetersburg, culture, theatre
411
Theatres in Saint Petersburg

When you think of theater in Russia, most likely the Russian Ballet performing Swan Lake comes into your mind. With images of the elaborate beauty of the classic Mariinsky Theatre, you can be transported back into a time of unparalleled elegance. As the cultural capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg is home to both classical and modern theatre companies known and respected throughout Russia and the world. Music theatres, ballet and opera theatres, puppet theatres and drama theatres all have something unique to offer. 

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Less visited museums of Saint Petersburg
20.03.2018 21:09
stpetersburg, culture, museums
500
Less visited museums of Saint Petersburg

With over 200 museums to be found in Saint Petersburg, the most well known is the Hermitage. While the Hermitage, Russian Museum, and The Peter and Paul Fortress deserve a visit or two from anyone who spends time in the city, these museums are certainly not the only ones that should spark your interest. Here are my personal top five less visited museums in Saint Petersburg, with a few honorable mentions!

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Russian Presidential Elections
16.03.2018 19:46
stpetersburg, moscow, history, culture, onthisday
390
Russian Presidential Elections

Similar to other countries with such long histories, the Russian government has undergone various complete transformations. From early Rus, to the time of the Tsars, to a revolution that birthed the Soviet Union and finally the restructuring into a democratic Russian Federation. The mark of any democracy is the establishment of a free and competitive election process. That is what makes 18 March 2018 a day of significance, the Russian Federation Presidential elections.

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A Tale of Two Capitals: Moscow and Saint Petersburg
14.03.2018 14:20
history, stpetersburg, Moscow, culture
1080
A Tale of Two Capitals: Moscow and Saint Petersburg

When people first think about Russia, chances are their minds are first filled with images of Red Square, the Kremlin and the colorful tops of St. Basil`s Cathedral. Moscow, the heart and capital of Russia, can be recognized throughout the world. However, only in recent history has Moscow held the title of “capital,” and even then, one of Russia`s other great and well-known cities took its place. 

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Happy International Women`s Day!
07.03.2018 13:38
stpetersburg, culture, holidays, onthisday
491
Happy International Women`s Day!

Wherever you go on March 8, you will be sure to see an abundance of flowers. Flowers in the hands of women, children and grandmothers. Flowers lining the streets. Flowers being passed out in cafes and shops. Bouquets wrapped and on delivery. Flowers, gifts and beauty are on every corner, and it is quite possible you will come across special events being held in honor of women and femininity. Around the streets you will hear congratulations, and, if you are a woman, may even receive congratulations or flowers of your own from strangers and business alike.

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Anna Akhmatova: Life and works
05.03.2018 15:26
stpetersburg, literature, onthisday, culture, quotes
487
Anna Akhmatova: Life and works

Considered to be one the greatest of Russia’s poets, Anna Akhmatova, is a symbol of Russia and guardian of its culture and language. Born in 1889 in Odessa, her family quickly took up residence in Tsarskoye Selo outside Saint Petersburg, the city in which she would later reside for the greater part of her life. As a daughter of Russia, impacted by the time period in which she lived, her works reflected the changing tides of Russia by critically and poignantly confronting Stalinist Terror, World War II, and the subsequent Russian Thaw. 

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Souvenirs and Gifts - Tips from Former Students
22.12.2017 17:18
stpetersburg, shopping, gifts, souvenirs
626
Souvenirs and Gifts - Tips from Former Students
With Christmas around the corner, students are busying shopping for gifts from Saint Petersburg. But no matter what time of year you're here, you'll probably want to take a few things home with you for yourself or your friends and family. We asked some former and current students what advice they had for buying souvenirs and gifts in Russia.
 
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Where to Eat Around Derzhavin Institute
18.12.2017 15:27
stpetersburg, dailylife, food, lunch, restaurants,
729
Where to Eat Around Derzhavin Institute
If you're a prospective student wondering what options to expect, or a current student looking for some more lunchtime inspiration, read this post to learn more about where you can eat around Derzhavin Institute.
 
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And the winner is...
18.12.2017 14:14
stpetersburg, news, travel, tourism
630
And the winner is...

The World Travel Awards - or the "Oscars of tourism" - recently announced this year's winners in a wide range of categories, and Saint Petersburg was awarded three of the ceremony's most coveted prizes, including World's Leading City Destination 2017!

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Books for Russian Learners and St. Petersburg Bookstores
12.12.2017 15:11
stpetersburg, culture, learningrussian, books,
589
Books for Russian Learners and St. Petersburg Bookstores
In a previous post, we looked at some great online resources for reading in Russian, but since you've come all the way to one of the most literary cities in the world, it would be a shame not to take advantage of Saint Petersburg's ubiquitous bookstores and pick up some books to take home with you. In this post, we suggest a few books or series of books that might be of interest to Russian learners, as well as introduce some of the bookstores in the city. 
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Cinema in Saint Petersburg
06.12.2017 14:19
stpetersburg, cinema, entertainment, movies
1111
Cinema in Saint Petersburg
Going to the cinema (кинотеатр) in Saint Petersburg is easy, comfortable, and cheap. Foreign movies are typically dubbed into Russian unless otherwise specified, but there are a few theaters that play movies in the original language with Russian subtitles. Russian movies are always played in Russian without subtitles. 
 
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Hockey in Saint Peterburg
05.12.2017 14:08
stpetersburg, sports, entertainment, culture
1161
Hockey in Saint Peterburg
Hockey (хоккей) is without question one of the most popular sports in Russia, and Saint Petersburg's team, SKA, is the defending champion and top-ranked team in the league. If you are in Russia between late August and mid-April, be sure to try to catch a match! Whether you're an avid fan or can't tell a puck from a stick, it's an exciting, memorable and inexpensive Russian experience. The next home game is December 19th. Read on to find out more about the team and where you can buy tickets, and learn some Russian hockey cheers.
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Where to Exercise in Saint Petersburg
22.11.2017 17:15
stpetersburg, sports, exercise, hobbies, dailylife
742
Where to Exercise in Saint Petersburg
Between Russian classes, homework, new friends, and sightseeing, you'll have plenty to do in Saint Petersburg, but don't forget to exercise! Besides helping you stay healthy, exercise is a great way to meet people, make local friends, practice your Russian no matter what your level is, and relieve stress. In this post, we'll introduce you to some possibilities of where you can exercise in Saint Petersburg, and where you can look to find the club or activity that most appeals to you. 
 
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Cathedrals of Saint Petersburg
15.11.2017 16:50
stpetersburg, architecture, cathedrals, attractions, history
895
Cathedrals of Saint Petersburg
Among the most important attractions (or, everyone's favorite Russian word, достопримечательности) in Saint Petersburg are its cathedrals and churches, each with a different style and story. Read more about five of the most important cathedrals in the city.
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Dostoyevsky: Life and Quotes
10.11.2017 17:58
stpetersburg, literature, onthisday, culture, quotes
705
Dostoyevsky: Life and Quotes
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky is considered one of the greatest and most significant writers, not only of Russia, but of the world. Find out what's on in Saint Petersburg to  celebrate the 196th anniversary of his birth (November 11), learn about his life and read ten of his most famous quotes, in Russian with their translations. Crime and Punishment might still above your Russian level, but see if you can understand something from these quotes! 
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Popular Russian Music: November Concerts in Saint Petersburg
09.11.2017 17:02
stpetersburg, artandculture, music, events
718
Popular Russian Music: November Concerts in Saint Petersburg
Not only is music the international language, it's also a great way to learn a foreign language! Listening to music in Russian can help improve your listening, your vocabulary and even your grammar - the lyrics will get stuck in your head in the correct cases and conjugations. 
 
In this post, we'll look at three popular Russian artists who all have concerts in Saint Petersburg this month (Градусы, Ленинград and Баста). Get a taste of their music, read some of their lyrics in Russian with their translation, and find out where to buy tickets if you want to see them live. 
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Unity Day - What is it and how will Saint Petersburg celebrate?
30.10.2017 14:06
stpetersburg, events, history, onthisday, holidays
920
Unity Day - What is it and how will Saint Petersburg celebrate?
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Guide to Buying Theater Tickets in Saint Petersburg
27.10.2017 16:57
stpetersburg, artandculture, ballet, theater, howto,
864
Guide to Buying Theater Tickets in Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg, known as the Cultural Capital of Russia, is world-renouned for its performing arts. Even tourists who spend just a few hours here on a cruise stop make a point to try to see a ballet or an opera at the famous theaters such as Mariinsky Theater or Mikhailovsky Theater. While you're studying here, it would be a shame to miss out on the opportunity to see a performance for youself! In this post, we'll look at how to buy theater tickets and avoid tourist traps. 
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Saint Petersburg Metro - FAQs
20.10.2017 15:43
stpetersburg, dailylife, transportation
827
Saint Petersburg Metro - FAQs
Public transportation in Saint Petersburg is well developed and easy to use. It includes the metro (метро or метрополитен), buses (автобус), trams (трамвай), trolleys (троллейбус), route taxis (маршрутка), and electric local trains (электричка). There are also trains (поезд) to other cities. In this post, we'll discuss important things to know about the metro system and how to use it. Other methods of transportation will be covered in a future post.
 
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Russian Cell Phones FAQs
16.10.2017 14:24
stpetersburg, dailylife,
663
Russian Cell Phones FAQs
Students frequently ask about cell phones (моби́льный телефо́н) and SIM cards (сим-ка́рта) in Russia: How do they get one? How much do they cost? Is it worth it? Read on to find out.
 
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The last week of fountains in Peterhof
10.10.2017 15:46
stpetersburg, history, culture, excursions,
899
The last week of fountains in Peterhof
With more than 150 spectacular fountains, 32 museums, and over 400 hectares of parks and gardens, Peterhof Palace Complex is one of the most popular attractions around Saint Petersburg, and for good reason! This past Saturday, our students got to see the splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage Site for themselves on an unforgetable excursion organized by Derzhavin Institute.
 
If you missed it, don't worry - there's still another week before the fountains turn off for the winter, and after that, the entrance to the Lower Gardens is free of charge. Learn more about Peterhof and what you can see there. 
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Saint Petersburg on Two Wheels
05.10.2017 17:09
stpetersburg,
749
Saint Petersburg on Two Wheels
With its wide streets and flat terrain, Saint Petersburg is a great place to get around on bicycle. It's already starting to get colder, but winter isn't here yet! So hurry up and take advantage of the fall weather to explore the sights and see the city from a different perspective. Learn where and how to go biking in Saint Petersburg. 
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Visit the Hermitage Museum for free.
04.10.2017 16:02
stpetersburg, culture, history
677
Visit the Hermitage Museum for free.

Founded by Catherine the Great and boasting over 4 million paintings, sculptures, documents, artifacts, and other items, the Hermitage Museum is the largest collection of art in Russia and one of the largest in the world. It is well worth a visit any time, but if you don't have plans, consider going this Thursday - the first Thursday of every month is free to all visitors.

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Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!
19.09.2017 14:22
stpetersburg, cafes, culture, history, moscow, coffee, newplaces
1048
Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!

Forget your 300 rouble lattes or mochas - a time café can offer you much more for your money! Read on to find what exactly a 'time café' is, where the idea came from, and where to find such places in Saint Petersburg!

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Winter is coming - get ready!
14.09.2017 16:32
stpetersburg, weather, winter, russian, words, phrases
854
Winter is coming - get ready!

There’s no denying it - the weather in St. Petersburg is….challenging (to put it lightly). If you’ve come (or are planning to come) to Derzhavin Institute in Saint Petersburg to study, you’ll need to start thinking about how to survive the cold winter months in the city. The temperatures can drop to as low as minus 30 degrees celsius, and snow can start to fall as early as October (in 2016, the first snowfall happened on October 26th). Therefore, we recommend getting acquainted with some winter vocabulary and stocking up on winter clothing in advance!

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On this day in 1941: Nazi Germany began their 872-day Siege on Leningrad
08.09.2017 16:58
stpetersburg, history, culture, poetry, onthisday, leningrad
875
On this day in 1941: Nazi Germany began their 872-day Siege on Leningrad

On this day in 1941, the Germans began their 872-day Siege on the city of Leningrad, as part of their effort to bring down the Eastern Front in World War II.

 
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The Annual Closing Ceremony of the Peterhof Fountains: A Journey Beyond The Three Seas
07.09.2017 17:26
stpetersburg, events, peterhof, culture
1240
The Annual Closing Ceremony of the Peterhof Fountains: A Journey Beyond The Three Seas

Next week, a festival will take place at Peterhof to celebrate the closing of its fountains. This annual event is always a hit amongst tourists and tickets are limited. This is why we have written this post - to give you plenty of time to plan your trip!

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On this day in 1698: Peter the Great introduced a tax on beards
05.09.2017 16:40
stpetersburg, culture, history, onthisday
944
On this day in 1698: Peter the Great introduced a tax on beards

Peter the Great brought about many radical changes during his reign. But why exactly did he want his people to stop having beards? Read this post to find out the answer to this question!

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This weekend in St. Petersburg: The International Festival of Coffee and Tea
29.08.2017 16:14
stpetersburg, coffee, tea, culture, history
845
This weekend in St. Petersburg: The International Festival of Coffee and Tea

This weekend, the International Festival of Coffee and Tea will come to St. Petersburg! In preparation for this event, read this article to learn more about Russia’s tea and coffee traditions! You can also find a copy of the festival’s programme in English at the bottom of this post.

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Alexander Grin and the Scarlet Sails of Saint-Petersburg
23.08.2017 14:13
stpetersburg, culture, festivals, summer, literature, onthisday
1485
Alexander Grin and the Scarlet Sails of Saint-Petersburg

Have you ever seen a ship with bright red sails, sailing along the Neva river? Do you know why this ship makes an appearance every June in St. Petersburg? Alas, all will become clear by the end of this post!

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The Ten Best Places in Saint-Petersburg for Vegetarians
18.08.2017 17:29
stpetersburg, food, vegetarian
1033
The Ten Best Places in Saint-Petersburg for Vegetarians

Being a vegetarian while living abroad can be difficult. Sometimes, it can feel like the only thing on the menu for you is a plate of Овощи гриль (grilled vegetables). But you need not worry if you’re living in Saint-Petersburg - the city is full of fantastic vegetarian (and even vegan) restaurants and cafes. All you have to do is find them!

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The Best Green Spots in Saint Petersburg
16.08.2017 16:52
stpetersburg, parks, summer
843
The Best Green Spots in Saint Petersburg

Now that summer has (finally) arrived in Saint Petersburg, it’s worth taking a short trip to one of the many beautiful parks that the city has to offer. Despite being a bustling metropolis, the city is full of green spaces, many of which come with their own interesting history. 

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CONFEDERATION CUP 2017
31.05.2017 12:56
#football #sport #stpetersburg
778
CONFEDERATION CUP 2017

La decima edizione della Fifa Confederations Cup, si disputerà in Russia dal 17 Giugno al 2 Luglio, come prova generale dei Mondiali 2018.

Il torneo prevede la partecipazione di 8 squadre:

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9 Maggio – Giorno della Vittoria
02.05.2017 15:08
Giorno della Vittoria, st. petersburg, 9 Maggio
1906
9 Maggio – Giorno della Vittoria

Il 9 Maggio è un giornata di festa nazionale in Russia in cui viene celebrato uno dei più grandi trionfi militari della sua storia: la vittoria sulla Germania nazista nella seconda Guerra Mondiale.

Il “День Победыossia il “Giorno della Vittoria” è quindi una ricorrenza molto sentita e un'occasione per rendere onore ai caduti e veterani di guerra attraverso le trionfali Parate della Vittoria che si svolgono in tutte le grandi città della Russia.

Nelle principali vie e piazze, chiuse ai trasporti, le celebrazioni vengono accompagnate dall'esibizione di ritratti dei padri e nonni che hanno valorosamente preso parte alla guerra e con il sudore ed il sangue hanno conquistato la vittoria.

Essendo la festa più amata dai cittadini e la più importante del calendario russo è opportuno spiegare il suo svolgimento nelle due principali città della Nazione: Mosca e San Pietroburgo

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An Abundance of Bands in Russia
17.04.2017 17:19
Music, Rock, Metal, Rap, Pop, St Petersburg, Serebro, Kino, Master, Timati, Leningrad, Russia
1397
An Abundance of Bands in Russia

One of the best ways to get to know a language is to listen to music from that country. Russia, being such a large country, has a massive range of genres, from Tchaikovsky to Timati; from Mussorgky to Master; from Shostakovich to Serebro, to name but a few...

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My Scarlet Sails Soirée
12.04.2017 15:07
St Petersburg, White Nights, Festival, Summer, Boat
1303
My Scarlet Sails Soirée

If you are fortunate to have visited St Petersburg during the summer you'll notice 2 things. 1, the sun never really goes down all the way and it remains light for weeks, giving this period the name 'White Nights' (Белые ночи). And 2, there are many festivities one can attend as a result of this, such as Ballet at the Marinksy Theatre and Concert Hall or carnivals in the suburbs around St Petersburg. But perhaps the most famous festival of all during this time is The Scarlet Sails celebrationIf you are fortunate to have visited St Petersburg during the summer you'll notice 2 things....

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My Banya Bonanza
05.04.2017 17:53
banya, russia, st.petersburg,
1174
My Banya Bonanza

During my last trip to St Petersburg, I was lucky enough to experience first hand the Russian Banya. I was unsure at first but eventually, after some convincing from my veteran Banya-going friend from France, I decided to give it a try. A group of 6 of us from 5 different countries arrived at Vladimirskaya metro station and went straight to the shops to buy beer and snacks (My personal favourites being Baltika 7, dried calamari rings and anchovies). Following this, we entered the unassuming building and I saw that there were many floors, each housing a different method of relaxation, like...

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Les Ponts - Мосты
31.03.2017 17:39
Petersburg
1031
Les Ponts - Мосты

Il y en a de tous les styles différents, des grands et des petits, des beaux (beaucoup) et des moins beaux, des anciens comme des modernes, ils font parties de l´histoire de la ville, certains s´ouvrent et ils enjambent tous une étendue d´eau : vous l´aurez compris nous parlons aujourd´hui des ponts de Saint-Pétersbourg. 

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10 Motivi per venire a San Pietroburgo
16.12.2016 18:16
Saint-Petersburg
1387

Tornerete una seconda volta!

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Баня
01.12.2016 16:24
Saint-Petersburg, in italiano
1042

La mia esperienza alle "Banja". Scopriamo insieme la saune russe!

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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
1063

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
1342
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
1143

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.
1170
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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Всё про метро
12.08.2016 15:14
St Petersburg, metro, trains, travel, transport, zhetons, остарожно двери закрываются
1190

If you want to get around St Petersburg quickly, cheaply and easily you`ll want to get to know the metro...

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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
1352

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
1156

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
1071

And where were you on Navy day?

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Про Крыши и Этажи
01.08.2016 21:56
St Petersburg, Art, Russian, Etazhi, gallery, modern art, relaxation, food, shopping, sightseeing
1277
Про Крыши и Этажи

How do you find peace and quiet in a major city? You go up.

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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
1069
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
1075
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
1199
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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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 1
13.07.2016 01:15
St Petersburg, Art, Russian, Pushkinskaya 10, gallery, street art, Russian Language
1251
Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 1

This weekend was the first of many that I will be spending in Saint Petersburg during my three month stay at the Derzhavin institute. Due to the torrential rain which had been assailing the city all week, I had less of a chance than I would have liked for sightseeing. With relatively good weather forecast for the weekend I was determined to make up for lost time....

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