THE FESTIVAL OF MILITARY ORCHESTRAS WILL BE HELD IN MOSCOW
Moscow is preparing for the next International Festival of Military Bands «Spassky Tower». This year's festival will be held on Red Square from August 31 to September 4. Festival will be attended by Honor Divisions of Heads of State orchestras and leading military orchestras and creative teams from Russia and countries from all over the world. Each festival is attended by over a thousand musicians, soldiers and artists. More than 50 orchestras from 30 different countries have performed before the guests of the festival over the years.
Opening of the festival will be confined to the City Day celebrations. Participants will perform classical, folk and pop music, guests will see ceremonial parades of orchestras, dance performances, performances with guns, laser shows and fireworks.
St. Petersburg is ready to welcome participants of International Economic Forum 2011
St. Petersburg is ready to welcome participants of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2011 that will take place in our city this week during 16-18 June.
This year the Forum strives to broaden its representation from key emerging markets as well as introduce a number of technological enhancements and new session formats to improve interaction and networking, as well as to better the overall participant experience.
In addition to general networking opportunities, the St Petersburg International Economic Forum provides participants an opportunity to meet key people from representatives of the Russian Government on the federal and regional level, as well as engage with top executives of major Russian and key emerging market companies, such as Gazprom, Sberbank, Rosneft, Federal Grid Company, Rosnano, Mail.ru, MMK, Severstal, Sistema, MTS, Polyus Gold, RusHydro, Lukoil, Rusal, and Svyazinvest and many others. To enhance networking opportunities, this year SPIEF is introducing a new service – Personal Schedule/Business Networking Platform (BNP) – which allows participants to more easily make contact and manage schedules for business meetings within the scope of the Forum.
Highlighting the importance of European-Russian ties, the Closing Plenary at SPIEF 2011 – moderated by the Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Robert Thomson – will feature a discussion involving the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Spain José Luis Rodrigues Zapater and President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
JUNE 12 – RUSSIA DAY
June 12 is the national day of the Russian Federation — the Day of Russia. It has been celebrated every year since 1994. The First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the Declaration on Russia's National Sovereignty on June 12, 1990.
On this date Russian people honour their Motherland – a country with a thousand years long history and unique heritage which combines a multitude of nations, territories and cultures on a vast geographical space.
INTERCONTINENTAL MOSCOW TVERSKAYA
Opening in 2011, InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya is strategically located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of Red Square, Kremlin and all important business and historical venues. The hotel is the ideal base for any trip into the Russian capital.
The InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya will feature 186 beautifully-appointed guestrooms and 19 stunning suites, designed in an «eclectic contemporary modernist» style with features that represent local architecture and culture, giving you the feeling of the city around you.
InterContinental Moscow Tverskaya will offer state-of-the-art function space for meetings and social events. Our main banquet room will offer space for 250 guests for sit-down dinner and 300 guests for theatre style seating. The no-column design allows for unobstructed views anywhere in the room. Seven additional multi-function rooms offer space for smaller meetings, luncheons or dinners.
On-site leisure options include a fully-equipped gym and the I-Spa, offering a wide selection of indulgent treatments to help you relax and rejuvenate after a busy day in the city.
The hotel’s all-day-dining restaurant will feature an open show kitchen, private dining rooms and a wine room. Our chefs will offer the best of Russian and international cuisine made with the freshest ingredients with a focus on preserving the richness of taste and texture.
MATRYOSHKA-- SOCHI OLYMPICS OFFICIAL SOUVENIR
Traditional Russian wooden doll matryoshka will be the official souvenir of the 2014 Olympics in the Russian resort city of Sochi.
The souvenirs will be made in the town of Semyonov on the Volga River, which is famous for its souvenirs in the traditional Russian khokhloma style.
The trial sample of the souvenir, a matryoska in a red dress and a yellow shawl, will be presented to representatives of the Olympic Committee at a festival of folk crafts which will take place in Semyonov on June 18 and 19.
Craftsmen from Semyonov will also make other souvenirs for the Olympics – wooden boxing gloves, skates and hockey-sticks, ornamented in the khokhloma style.
MOSCOW PLANETARIUM TO REOPEN ON JUNE 12
Moscow Planetarium will open after a major renovation, which lasted for almost 17 years, on the Day of Russia, June 12th.
The area of the planetarium after reconstruction increased from 3 thousand square meters to 17 thousand square meters. Six zones will be available for visitors of the planetarium: the Great Star Room, Small star Hall, simulation Hall, 4D-theater, Astronomical Museum and the classic room. The simulation hall, is a unique interactive museum, where visitors will permitted to touch all exhibits. The visitor will be able to launch a rocket, see lightning, samples of meteorites, and much more.
Moscow planetarium – is one of the world's largest and the oldest in Russia. The Planetarium was opened in 1929 and became a 13th planetarium in the world.
The Planetarium will operate daily from 10 to 21 hours.
BREAD HOUSE – THE NEW VENUE FOR YOUR EVENTS!
«Bread House» — the new Moscow area for conferences and other events, which was opened in the museum of Andrei Rublev in Moscow. The Museum organizes exciting excursions for Russian and foreign visitors.
The Central Museum of Ancient Culture and Art of Andrei Rublev is the only museum in Russia, that is devoted to Russian culture of the Middle Ages. The museum complex is located within the walls of the Saviour-Andronic monastery, where Monk Andrei Rublev, great Russian icon painter, had lived, worked and was buried.
The refectory, which was called «Bread House» has a hall capacity of 200 banquet seats and up to 300 seats in «theater style. Interiors of rooms are decorated with multiple exposures. All the necessary equipment, including a theatrical light, can be provided up on request for conferences, festivals and gala dinners.
SWISSHOTEL SOCHI KAMELIA ON THE RUSSIAN BLACK SEA COAST
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts is to add another Russian hotel to its portfolio: the international hotel chain with Swiss Roots has signed a management contract for a deluxe hotel in the Russian city of Sochi. Sochi is renowned as a beach destination and due to the nearby Caucasus Mountains has been chosen as host city for the 2014 Winter Olympics. From then on the city will also host the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix for ten years.
Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts already has a presence in Russia, having run the highly successful Swissôtel Krasnye Holmy, Moscow, for many years, and soon guests of the hotel chain will also have the opportunity to stay in a beach resort in Sochi. «200 deluxe rooms and Suites, several restaurants and bars, 1000m meeting space as well as a Pürovel Spa are planned for the new hotel,» explains Meinhard Huck, President Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. «Most of our company’s hotels are primarily city hotels in large metropolises, but the Swissôtel Sochi Kamelia will be a beach resort in a wonderful park with old trees and a private beach. I am sure individual tourists and business travelers will feel at ease here likewise.» The new hotel will be a reconstruction of a historical building in connection with two modern side wings – the opening is expected by 2013.
RADISSON BLU BELORUSSKAYA HOTEL IN MOSCOW TO OPEN IN JUNE 2011
Poised to be one of the most sought-after capital city hotels, the Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow is situated at Yamskogo Polya Street, within a short walk from the Belorusskaya Metro and Train station. The hotel is also situated within a five-minute drive from the Kremlin and close to numerous high-quality restaurants, cultural entertainment and night clubs, as well as the business district. The 264 well-appointed rooms and suites provide premier amenities, such as Free high-speed Internet access, and guests enjoy access to the on-site bars and restaurant, business centre, fitness centre and sauna. Plan memorable events at this Moscow hotel, with a lavish ballroom and six meeting rooms. This Moscow hotel is located within a five-minute drive from the Kremlin, just off Leningradsky and Tverskaya streets.
- The 264 well-appointed rooms include a mix of Business Class rooms and suites.
- Free high-speed Internet access is available throughout the hotel.
- Filini Bar & Restaurant offers flavours inspired from contemporary Italian cuisine.
- Sure, the on-site Irish-style bar, offers a modern and contemporary setting.
- Guests enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness centre with fully equipped gym and sauna.
- The Radisson Blu Belorusskaya Hotel, Moscow provides a lavish ballroom, three meeting rooms and a business centre.
- Indoor parking for up to 300 vehicles is available on site.
ST. PETERSBURG WILL CELEBRATE ITS 308th ANNIVERSARY
St. Petersburg will be celebrating it's 308th anniversary this year (27-29 May), citizens and guests of the city will observe free concerts, street parties and fireworks.
Many of Russia's bigger towns and cities have a City Day on which they celebrate their culture and history. St Petersburg gives itself a big pat on the back each May, celebrating its City Day with parades, special historical displays, public music concerts and a fireworks display. City Days have been celebrated since 1986 when the tradition was introduced by the then Secretary of the Moscow City Committee, Boris Yeltsin.