HOTEL OF THE WEEK
The Four Seasons Hotel Moscow is a modern luxury hotel, opened October 30, 2014, with a facade that replicates the historic Hotel Moskva, which previously stood on the same location on Manezhnaya Square in the Tverskoy District, Moscow. Hotel is located less than 75 m from the Red Square entrance, just opposite the State History Museum, 100 m from GUM, across the street from DUMA –The Lower House of the Russian Parliament.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
Faberge Museum Café is located in the heart of StPetersburg in the real historical palace — Shuvalov Palace. The palace has an area of about 4,700 square meters and is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg, it is both a historical monument and a tourist attraction. Palace houses Faberge museum with the biggest collection of Faberge eggs in the world.
Jan Fabre’s Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty Exhibition starts in Hermitage State Museum On 22d October 2016
On 22d October 2016 the State Hermitage opens a major exhibition of one of the most fertile and important artists of his generation Jan Fabre Knight of Despair / Warrior of Beauty curated by himself together with Dmitry Ozerkov, the Head of Contemporary Art at the State Hermitage Museum and Barbara De Coninck, Artistic Director.
VENUE OF THE WEEK
St. Petersburg Projection Museum (Lumiere Hall) is located inside of the building the largest gasholder of the 19th century in the very center of St. Petersburg. Gasholder has long been abandoned and could not find his destiny but in 2015 it was turned into a Museum of projections – the First in Russia.
Industry UpdatesOCTOBER 2016
Russians never shake hands over a door way, they believe it leads to arguments
Baikal lake area is 31.5 thousand sq km. The Baikal is the deepest lake in Russia, it is a large world reservoir for fresh water (23 thousand km³)
Russia covers 1/7th of the total land of our planet and neighbors more countries than any other country on earth.
There are 221 museums, 2,000 libraries, more than 80 theaters, 100 concert organizations, 45 galleries, 62 cinemas and 80 club establishments of culture in St Petersburg
Ladoga lake is the largest one in Europe. Its area makes 18 400 sq km, average depth is 51 m, the largest one is up to 230 m.
In terms of population, Russia is the ninth largest country in the world, even though it's the world's biggest country