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16 December 2021

St. Petersburg has won 4 nomination of World Travel Awards 2021

St. Petersburg has won 4 nomination of World Travel Awards 2021

St. Petersburg has won in nominations: World’s Leading City Destination, World’s Leading Cultural City and Destination and World’s Leading Marketing Campaign.

14 December 2021

St. Petersburg Christmas market will open on Manezhnaya Square 18th of December

St. Petersburg Christmas market will open on Manezhnaya Square 18th of December

St. Petersburg Christmas market will open on Manezhnaya Square 18th of December

XVI Christmas market in the historical center of St. Petersburg allows visitors to dive into a winter fairytale. Fairy houses, colorful lights and winter attractions will decorate the city center. This year the theme of the event is the Nutcracker.

13 December 2021

High-speed Allegro train services between St. Petersburg and Helsinki resumed 12 December

High-speed Allegro train services between St. Petersburg and Helsinki resumed 12 December

In accordance with Decree No. 3422 issued by the Government of the Russian Federation on 2 December 2021, passenger rail services with Finland has resumed.  After a long interruption due to the coronavirus, high-speed Allegro train services between St. Petersburg and Helsinki will resume from 12 December.

09 December 2021

St. Petersburg speakeasy bar El Copitas took the eighth place in the rating of The World's 50 Best Bars 2021

St. Petersburg speakeasy bar El Copitas took the eighth place in the rating of The World's 50 Best Bars 2021

The results were presented on December 7 in London. As noted by the compilers of the rating, the bar from St. Petersburg is located in a secret basement on Kolokolnaya Street. You can get there only by appointment. The owners planned to expand the establishment for 2022 and purchased an apartment on the floor above, in order to also solve the problem of noise.

08 December 2021

Journey to Christmas festival will start 10th of December in Moscow

Journey to Christmas festival will start 10th of December in Moscow

“Journey into Christmas” is considered to be the biggest in the world New Year Festival and one of the most picturesque annual festivals in Moscow as it combines original traditional elements of Russian Christmas funfairs and new contemporary ideas for all ages.

07 December 2021

GES-2 House of Culture was opened in Moscow

GES-2 House of Culture was opened in Moscow

V–A–C Foundation’s new permanent site in Moscow, ‘GES-2 House of Culture’, was opened 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. 

07 December 2021

Wander of Lights Festival took place in St. Petersburg on Monday 6th of December

Wander of Lights Festival took place in St. Petersburg on Monday 6th of December

Festival projections were held on the walls and exterior of Peter and Paul fortress. The theme  of festival in 2021 is “Wonder of the World. Link of Times “. It reflects the relationship between significant events and outstanding people in the history of St. Petersburg and Russia.  

01 December 2021

Nikolsky Dvor is opened winter season with Christmas market, Big slide and Venetian carousel!

Nikolsky Dvor is opened winter season with Christmas market, Big slide and Venetian carousel!

City Open space Nikolsky Dvor will be favourite place for citizens, tourists and family with children.  At the winter market, it will be possible to buy gifts and souvenirs for every taste - children's books, candles and home fragrances, designer jewelry, gingerbread and honey, as well as warm clothes made from natural materials from winter collections from local Russian designers.

30 November 2021

In the Hermitage, visitors can touch a museum piece as part of an exhibition - Invisible Art: Expanding the Boundaries of What Is Possible.

In the Hermitage, visitors can touch a museum piece as part of an exhibition - Invisible Art: Expanding the Boundaries of What Is Possible.

13 November - 12 December 

“As the Hermitage understands things, inclusion is the expansion of possibilities for all categories of visitor. In the present case, the restorers have come up with several new slants on the tactile appreciation of art. The relief outlines of the Penjikent murals and the woven reliefs of the Pazyryk carpets make the perception of them easier and more pleasurable for any visitor. It’s a dream coming true – being able to touch a museum exhibit,” Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the State Hermitage, commented.

25 November 2021

2022 European FIFA World Cup play-off draw - team encounters determined

2022 European FIFA World Cup play-off draw -  team encounters determined

Yesterday on 26 of November the draw for the European FIFA World Cup playoff was held in Zurich. The matches will take place on March 24 next year.

22 November 2021

FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship 2022 will take place in Russia

FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship 2022 will take place in Russia

The Volleyball World Championship will take in Russia from August 26 to September 11, 2022. 

The opening is scheduled for August 26, 2022 at the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg. 24 countries will participate in the championship 2022.

02 November 2021

New Green Flow Baikal hotel is planned to be open in Buryatia

New Green Flow Baikal hotel is planned to be open in Buryatia

"Green Flow" on the shore of Lake Baikal in Buryatia is building a hotel with a thermal complex. The first guests are planned to be welcomed in 2023

31 October 2021

The Schuka restaurant has opened in a historic building on the Moika embankment

The Schuka restaurant has opened in a historic building on the Moika embankment

They serve Russian cuisine in the author's reading of the chef

30 October 2021

New restaurant Joshua Tree was opened by the creators of Mickey & Monkeys in St. Petersburg

New restaurant Joshua Tree was opened by the creators of Mickey & Monkeys in St. Petersburg

The Joshua Tree restaurant has appeared on 16 Zakharyevskaya Street. The restaurant is managed by the Coffee Room team, which previously launched a chain of coffee shops of the same name, Mickey & Monkeys on Gorokhovaya Street and other projects.

29 October 2021

Mercado del Sol - a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant has opened in St. Petersburg

Mercado del Sol - a Spanish and Mediterranean restaurant has opened in St. Petersburg

The interior was handled by the designer Anastasia Khalchitskaya, known for the design of Grecco, The Repa and other establishments.

28 October 2021

The Hermitage entered in TOP-10 Best Museums in the World according to the British magazine TimeOut !

The Hermitage entered in TOP-10 Best Museums  in the World according to the British magazine TimeOut !

Looking at every object in the State Hermitage for one minute each, it would take 11 years to see everything. For enough enjoying the arts in Hermitage it is need a day or two. Highlights include a 200-year-old clock adorned with mechanical golden peacocks. 

28 October 2021

2023 Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in St. Petersburg

2023 Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in St. Petersburg

The upcoming 86th Ice Hockey World Championship will be held in the spring of 2023 in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.

27 October 2021

10 mysterious places of St. Petersburg

10 mysterious places of St. Petersburg

On the night of October 31 to November 1, All Saints' Eve Halloween is celebrated. A holiday rooted in the depths of centuries and the traditions of the ancient Celts. On the eve of this holiday, we want to share with you 10 interesting and mysterious places of St. Petersburg, which beckon with their secrets and mystical history

24 October 2021

Moscow and St. Petersburg won several nominations at the European stage of the World Travel Awards

Moscow and St. Petersburg won several nominations at the European stage of the World Travel Awards

World Travel Awards – the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – has revealed its Europe 2021 winners.

23 October 2021

New buildings in 2024 will appear at the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum

New buildings in 2024 will appear at the Tretyakov Gallery and the Pushkin Museum

With the opening of additional spaces, museums are reformatting permanent exhibitions and temporary exhibition venues

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.

14 October 2021

LOTTE HOTELS & RESORTS company plans to build a hotel in Sochi

LOTTE HOTELS & RESORTS company plans to build a hotel in Sochi

It is currently known that the hotel will be categorized as "5 stars" and will be located in the central part of Sochi.

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.

10 October 2021

COSMOS HOTEL GROUP and BALTROS Group of Companies will build a new hotel in St. Petersburg

COSMOS HOTEL GROUP and BALTROS Group of Companies will build a new hotel in St. Petersburg

The construction of the hotel complex is planned in the Vyborgsky district of St. Petersburg, 5 km from the Palace Square.

09 October 2021

Russian hotels winners of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021

Russian hotels winners of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021

The World Luxury Hotel Awards 2021 announced a list of the world's best hotels. This year the awards ceremony took place on the island of Mauritius.