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22 October 2021

GES-2 House of Culture opens to the public on December!

GES-2 House of Culture opens to the public on December!

V–A–C Foundation’s new permanent site in Moscow, ‘GES-2 House of Culture’, will open its doors to the public on 4 December 2021. GES-2 aspires to re-imagine traditional Russian ‘houses of culture’, recreational centres that first came about in the late 19th century and which are still popular today. 

20 October 2021

28 common superstitions in Russia

28 common superstitions in Russia

Do you know that Russian life is full of traditions and not-logical and irrational superstitions that play very important role in daily life of Russians. You will be surprised how not just private everyday life filled with it, but also business routine and etiquette cannot be separated from local customs and superstition. You will need to know them in order to avoid awkward situations and don’t make “fatal” mistake communicating with Russian friends and business partners.

18 October 2021

Starting from 9th of November Russia will increase number of regular flights to 12 countries

Starting from 9th of November Russia will increase number of regular flights to 12 countries

Russia is planning to increase the number of regular flights to 12 countries that will include Italy, France, Germany, Spain. It will happen 09th of November 2021 according to representatives of the anti-coronavirus crisis center in Russian Government.

15 October 2021

9 Restaurants in Moscow got Michelin stars!

9 Restaurants in Moscow got Michelin stars!

69 restaurants were included in the first Moscow Michelin Guide - 9 of them received one and two stars! Moscow became the first city in the CIS to have Michelin-starred restaurants.

12 October 2021

A Hotel of the chain COSMOS Hotel Group will be opened on the New Arbat in Moscow

A Hotel of the chain COSMOS Hotel Group  will be opened on the New Arbat in Moscow

New owner of the building - Cosmos Hotel Group On the site of the former Communications House, it is planned to build a hotel of the same chain. 

11 October 2021

New restaurant has been opened in Wawelberg Hotel!

New restaurant has been opened in Wawelberg Hotel!

Minerals was opened at the Wawelberg hotel. It consists of a cafe, an evening restaurant and a pastry shop with signature desserts.

07 October 2021

The 25th anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on June 15-18, 2022.

The 25th anniversary St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will take place on June 15-18, 2022.

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. It is one of the largest and most significant business events in Russia and in the world.  SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event. Egypt will became the guest country of the SPIEF -2022. Over the last 24 years, the Forum has become a leading global platform for members of the business community to meet and discuss the key economic issues facing Russia, emerging markets, and the world as a whole.

06 October 2021

Hermitage Moscow at ZIL center has got governmental approval of it’s architectural concept

Hermitage Moscow at ZIL center has got governmental approval of it’s architectural concept

The architectural concept of the Hermitage-Moscow art museum on the territory of the former ZIL industrial zone has been approved, the press service of the capital's construction complex reported.

01 October 2021

Ceremony of Wedding of a descendant of the Romanov Dynasty took plase in St. Isaak Cathedral

Ceremony of Wedding of a descendant of the Romanov Dynasty took plase in St. Isaak Cathedral

The first since the revolution, the wedding of a descendant of the Romanov dynasty Georgy and his wife, Italian Rebecca Bettarini, took place in St. Petersburg on October 1.

23 September 2021

Russia will resume flights with four more countries

Russia will resume flights with four more countries

From the 5th of October Russia will resume flights with Goa and Tenerife, as well as Denmark, Djibouti, New Zealand, Peru and South Africa

17 September 2021

The oldest market in St. Petersburg will be reconstructed in few years and will became the center of attraction for residents and tourists.

The oldest market in St. Petersburg will be reconstructed in few years and will became the center of attraction for residents and tourists.

On the territory of the space, founded in 1711, there will be wooden pavilions with fast food and restaurants, open public spaces, in the historical building itself the format of the food market will be preserved.

10 September 2021

Emirates Airlines will resume regular flights between St. Petersburg and Dubai in October 2021

Emirates Airlines will resume regular flights between St. Petersburg and Dubai in October 2021

In particular, direct regular flights from the Northern capital to Dubai will start on October 8. They will be carried out 4 times a week - on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays. At the same time, from October 21, departures are scheduled on a daily basis.

03 September 2021

The IX St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be held in 11-13th of November 2021.

 The IX St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum will be held in 11-13th of November 2021.

Germany has been chosen as a special guest of the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum, where the official closing ceremony of the Year of Germany in Russia will take place. It was intended to provide profitable impulses for German-Russian relations in all their facets. In the course of this year, numerous projects and events was realized and new alliances for future cooperation between German and Russian partners from culture, education, society, science and business will be established.

06 August 2021

Hyatt Place opens in Ekaterinburg, Russia

Hyatt Place opens in  Ekaterinburg, Russia

Hyatt Place Ekaterinburg has officially opened, expanding the footprint of the brand globally. Hyatt Place features intuitive design, a casual atmosphere and practical amenities, such as free Wi-Fi and 24-hour food offerings. Being in the fourth largest city in Russia, Hyatt Place Ekaterinburg’s opening marks a significant milestone in Hyatt’s growth strategy.

30 July 2021

Wizz Air will resume flights from Budapest to St. Petersburg from 14 August

Wizz Air will resume flights from Budapest to St. Petersburg from 14 August

On Thursday, July 29, it became known about the resumption of flights on the Budapest - St. Petersburg route of the Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air.

14 July 2021

An exhibition of the art group Recycle was opened at the Manezh

An exhibition of the art group Recycle was opened at the Manezh

You need to come to the exhibition with well-charged smartphones, which will have enough space to install a new application, photos and videos

13 July 2021

St. Petersburg is applied for UNESCO Creative Cities Network as gastronomic capital of Russia

St. Petersburg is applied for UNESCO Creative Cities Network as gastronomic capital of Russia

The initiator of the inclusion of St. Petersburg in the Network of Creative Cities of UNESCO was the Committee for the Development of Tourism and the city Convention and Exhibition Bureau subordinate to it. 

12 July 2021

A tent camp has opened at the Krasnaya Polyana resort at an altitude of 2050 m above sea level

A tent camp has opened at the Krasnaya Polyana resort at an altitude of 2050 m above sea level

A tent camp has opened at the Krasnaya Polyana resort at an altitude of 2050 m above sea level

09 July 2021

The Holiday Inn® St. Petersburg - Theater Square has opened in St. Petersburg

The Holiday Inn® St. Petersburg - Theater Square has opened in St. Petersburg

Holiday Inn® St. Petersburg - Theater Square is located on the territory of a historical architectural ensemble of the late 18th century - the building of the former Nikolsky market (Nikolsky Ryady), which in the summer of 2020 returned to city life after reconstruction in the format of a public space.

08 July 2021

PANORAMA By Mercure Hotel Opens At Krasnaya Polyana Resort

PANORAMA By Mercure Hotel Opens At Krasnaya Polyana Resort

PANORAMA By Mercure will be the sixth Accor hotel in Krasnaya Polyana and the first By Mercure in the region

05 July 2021

New food hall “Citizens” will be open soon in the Gostiny Dvor in Saint Petersburg, Russia

New food hall “Citizens” will be open soon in the Gostiny Dvor in Saint Petersburg, Russia

In the part of the Gostiny Dvor along the Lomonosovskaya line, a 1800 sq. M. Food hall "Citizens" will soon appear. m - now the outer part of the first floor is decorated with posters of the main enthusiasts of Russia: from Catherine II to Pavel Durov.

04 July 2021

Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair will be held in Moscow on September 10 - September 12, 2021

Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair will be held in Moscow on September 10 - September 12, 2021

For the 9th time, the Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair will bring together Russian and international artists, collectors, gallery owners and simply lovers of contemporary art in one space. In 2021, Cosmoscow will take place in the Gostiny Dvor space from September 10 to 12.

03 July 2021

The 12th Dostoevsky Day is taking place in St. Petersburg

The 12th Dostoevsky Day is taking place in St. Petersburg

A ship with four-meter dolls sailed along the canals, themed excursions in museums

02 July 2021

Igel's mansion will be restored - a public space with a hotel and coworking will appear in it. How will the long-suffering building change?

Igel's mansion will be restored - a public space with a hotel and coworking will appear in it. How will the long-suffering building change?

Two years later, they want to open a hotel, coworking and public space with a food hall and event space.

01 July 2021

The EvenArt Weekend festival will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg online and offline from 2 to 4 July

The EvenArt Weekend festival will be held in Moscow and St. Petersburg online and offline from 2 to 4 July

The EvenArt Weekend program includes exhibitions and events offering to get to know better and appreciate game art. The festival will include the Street Art Museum, DiDi Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art. Kuryokhin and others.

30 June 2021

Breakaway Festival 2021 Music Festival will be held from July 30 to August 1

Breakaway Festival 2021 Music Festival will be held from July 30 to August 1

A three-day festival with bright headliners, motorcycle shows and sports tournaments will be held in the open air in the Moscow region.

29 June 2021

Between Gothic and Renaissance: the Sienese School from Duccio to Sassetta at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin

Between Gothic and Renaissance: the Sienese School from Duccio to Sassetta at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkin

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts for the first time in Russia so fully shows the art of Siena of the XIII-XV centuries from June 25 - October 3, 2021

28 June 2021

President of Formula 1: the race in 2023 will be held in St. Petersburg

President of Formula 1: the race in 2023 will be held in St. Petersburg

In 2023, the Formula 1 Grand Prix will take place in St. Petersburg. According to the president of the race, Stefano Domenicali, the race will take place on the Igora Drive track in the Priozersky district of the Leningrad region.

27 June 2021

Gamma Festival 2021 was postponed to September 2021

Gamma Festival 2021 was postponed to September 2021

The main program of the GAMMA festival will take place in St. Petersburg from 18 to 19 September, over 5 years the festival has earned the status of one of the main musical and cultural events of the year, representing the domestic and world electronic scene.