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04 March 2021

Dates confirmed for SPIEF 2021

Dates confirmed for SPIEF 2021

The 24th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is set to take place on 2–5 June 2021.

09 February 2021

Best Western is opening new 3* hotel in St. Petersburg in second part of 2021

Best Western  is opening new 3* hotel in St. Petersburg in second part of 2021

New 847-rooms hotel Best Western Zoom Hotel will 3 stars property and located on Chernaya Rechka district on North of St. Petersburg.  It will be opened for guests in the second part of 2021. 

08 February 2021

The largest loft space - Vavilov Loft is opening in the historical center of St.Petersburg.

The largest loft space - Vavilov Loft is opening in the historical center of St.Petersburg.

The company BS Art Development Group is opening Vavilov Loft that is the largest loft space in St.Petersburg. This project is the ideological successor to Golitsyn Loft, the cluster located on Moika river and closed in spring 2020.

05 February 2021

Qatar Airways to return to Moscow next month

Qatar Airways to return to Moscow next month

Qatar Airways has announced it will be resuming services to Moscow, Russia, from March 2nd.

29 January 2021

Russia resumes flights to Greece, Singapore from February 8

Russia resumes flights to Greece, Singapore from February 8

Moscow resumes flights to Greece and Singapore from February 8, the Russian anti-coronavirus crisis center reports. Flights from Moscow to Athens will be operated twice a week, while flights to Singapore - three times a week, it said. 

26 January 2021

Russia lifts entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar

Russia lifts entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar

One more wonderful news: Russia is lifting entry restrictions for citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar. Russian citizens will be also able to visit these countries, according to the statement.Russia will lift restrictions on entry for the citizens of Finland, Vietnam, India and Qatar and flights with these countries will resume on January 27, the Russian cabinet’s press service said. 

18 January 2021

Russia resume flights with Vietnam, India, Qatar and Finland.

Russia resume flights with Vietnam, India, Qatar and Finland.

Flights between Moscow and the capital of Finland, Qatar, Vietnam, and India will be resumed from 27 January 2021.

Also, there will restart flights from St.Petersburg to Helsinki. Flights from Moscow to Cairo will be increased by 5 flights per week.

14 January 2021

The whole Tsar Events’ Team has got Sputnik V Vaccine yesterday (and feel very good)

The whole Tsar Events’ Team has got Sputnik V Vaccine yesterday (and feel very good)

We have wonderful news to star New 2021 Year!  The whole Tsar Events’ Team has got Sputnik V Vaccine yesterday (and feel very good). 

Yesterday was the first day of Phase 2 Russian Vaccination program and Travel & Hospitality industry workers are among those who eligible to be vaccinated (also there are IT & Science specialists, Social workers, Real estate staff)

12 January 2021

Finnair may resume flights from Helsinki to St. Petersburg from January 28

Finnair may resume flights from Helsinki to St. Petersburg from January 28

Finnish airline Finnair plans to resume flights between Helsinki and St. Petersburg from January 28, the carrier reported on its website on Monday.

10 December 2020

Manege is preparing a new St. Petersburg exhibition by Jan Fabre. Sculptures, installations, drawings and seven performance films will be shown

Manege is preparing a new St. Petersburg exhibition by Jan Fabre. Sculptures, installations, drawings and seven performance films will be shown

The Central exhibition hall "Manege" is preparing a new St. Petersburg exhibition by Jan Fabre. Sculptures, installations, drawings and seven performance films will be shown. According to the Manege exhibition plan, the works of the artist will be shown in St. Petersburg from August to October.

08 December 2020

A hotel of the Japanese brand "Okura" may open in St. Petersburg

A hotel of the Japanese brand "Okura" may open in St. Petersburg

Participants of the online meeting of the joint working group of the Russian-Japanese project "Smart City" discussed the development of the hotel industry in St. Petersburg, the press service of the city committee on external relations reported. In particular, they talked about Japanese hotels of the Okura brand. The representative of the company spoke about the activities of the hotel operator in Japan, the development of projects in Russia, as well as the prospects for cooperation.

30 November 2020

St. Petersburg received a tourist Oscar as a leading cultural destination in the world

St. Petersburg received a tourist Oscar as a leading cultural destination in the world

St. Petersburg won the prestigious international award World Travel Awards, considered the "Oscar" in the field of tourism, in the category "Leading Cultural Destination of the World 2020".

This was announced on Friday at a ceremony in Moscow. The city managed to bypass such competitors as Paris, London, Rome, Venice, Sydney, New York, Kyoto, Rio de Janeiro, Beijing.

16 November 2020

Russia resumed flights with two more countries and increased the number of flights with previously opened

Russia resumed flights with two more countries and increased the number of flights with previously opened

Following the meeting of the operational headquarters to prevent the import and spread of coronavirus, Russia will resume flights with Ethiopia and Seychelles on a parity basis

13 November 2020

The skyscraper of the year: Prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg

The skyscraper of the year: Prestigious Emporis Skyscraper Award goes to Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg

The Emporis Skyscraper Award, one of the world’s most renowned prizes for high-rise architecture, goes to a project in Russia for the very first time in its 20-year history. The 462-meter-high Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg, designed by GORPROJECT and RMJM, is not only the tallest building in Russia, but is the tallest building in Europe and the fourteenth tallest building in the world.

21 October 2020

Turkish Airlines will double the number of flights from St. Petersburg to Istanbul and back

Turkish Airlines will double the number of flights from St. Petersburg to Istanbul and back

From November 3, 2020, Turkish Airlines will start operating two flights from St. Petersburg to Istanbul and back every day. The departure time of the day flight from St. Petersburg will remain the same: 05.16, arrival in Istanbul at 19:30.

21 October 2020

St. Petersburg won the right to host the International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy in 2023

St. Petersburg won the right to host the International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy in 2023

The International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy was attracted with the active assistance of the Congress and Exhibition Bureau and the Ambassador - Chairman of the Association for Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy of St. Petersburg Dmitry Viktorovich Kovpak. The event is an outstanding event in the world of mental health professionals and helping professions, a source of new modern knowledge in the field of cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychotherapy in general.

20 October 2020

A new public space Putilov Loft has opened in the historic barracks near the Vitebsk railway station

A new public space Putilov Loft has opened in the historic barracks near the Vitebsk railway station

A new public space has been launched in St. Petersburg - Putilov Loft at the Vitebsk railway station. With a concert venue and exhibition hall, hostel, fitness center and courtyard for fairs and festivals

19 October 2020

Rossiya Airlines will open flights from St. Petersburg to Geneva and back on a regular schedule from October 24

Rossiya Airlines will open flights from St. Petersburg to Geneva and back on a regular schedule from October 24

This was reported by Fontanka with reference to the carrier's press service. According to the press service, Airbus A320 aircraft with a capacity of 168 passengers will fly on Saturdays: departure from St. Petersburg starts at 14:20, from Geneva - at 16:40.

16 October 2020

The first traveling festival from independent theaters will take place in Nikolskiye Ryady

The first traveling festival from independent theaters will take place in Nikolskiye Ryady

On October 17 and 18, the first mobile festival of non-state theaters in St. Petersburg will take place on the territory of the Nikolskiye Ryady complex. Among the participants are theaters-laureates of numerous festivals and awards: "Puppet Format", "Doll House", Karlsson Haus, "Osobnyak", Theater "Behind the Black River", "Open Space", "Yana Tumina's Theater Laboratory", "Comedian -trest "," Tsekh "," Such a theater ", the Vokrug theater, the Kraft theater and the Heavenly carousel.

15 October 2020

An exhibition "Your consciousness knows no boundaries" opened in Sevkabel Port

An exhibition "Your consciousness knows no boundaries" opened in Sevkabel Port

An exhibition-installation "Your consciousness knows no bounds" by two young artists Julia Virko and Anton Gelfand, who received their art education in the USA, has opened in the Sevkabel Port's Cable Workshop. Virko's large-scale paintings and drawings, Gelfand's photographs, videos and collages are brought together at the exhibition into a complex total installation. It deftly adapts to the industrial space on the second floor of the Cable Workshop in Sevkabel Port - here the viewer will be able to see the transformation of the artists' "consciousness".

15 October 2020

Russia resumes flights with Serbia, Cuba, Japan 01st of November

Russia resumes flights with Serbia, Cuba, Japan 01st of November

Considering the decisions by the operational headquarters, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed an order on the resumption of air service with Serbia, Cuba and Japan on a reciprocal basis, an official at the headquarters announced on Wednesday.  Flights Moscow-Belgrade, Moscow-Cayo Coco and Moscow-Santa Clara will be operated twice a week. Three flights will fly to Japan from November 1: two from Moscow to Tokyo and one from Vladivostok to Tokyo. 

13 October 2020

Krondshadt forts in St.Petersburg will be reconstructed to host hotels, museums and cinema

Krondshadt forts in St.Petersburg will be reconstructed to host hotels, museums and cinema

A new reconstruction project of 3 historical forts was presented last week. The project includes renovation and restoration works on “Ostrov fortov” park territory for Alexander l fort, Peter the Great fort, and Kronshlot fort, built in the 18th century. Accordingly to the project they plan to use Peter the Great fort for open-air museum expositions in the east bastion and museum of mine blasting work history in the fort tower, also there will be restaurants and a hotel.

07 October 2020

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed list of nationalities allowed to use simplified Russian electronic visa launched 1st of January 2021

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin confirmed list of nationalities allowed to use simplified Russian electronic visa launched 1st of January 2021

A senior official in the Russian government has confirmed that a Russian electronic visa for 53 nationalities will launch next year, greatly simplifying the process of applying for a visa for the country. 

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin  announced that the new electronic visa system will come into effect on January 1st, 2021, and save eligible nationalities the need to apply for a visa for Russia in person from an embassy or consulate.

24 September 2020

Russian Architect bureau Studio 44 with Netherlandish bureau West 8 will create new park Tuchkov Buyan in St.Petersburg

Russian Architect bureau Studio 44 with Netherlandish bureau West 8 will create new park  Tuchkov Buyan in St.Petersburg

In International competition for the Architectural Landscape design Concept for Tuchkov Buyan (Tuchkov island)  Park project of Studio 44 win. The project was mastermind with Netherlandish bureau West 8.  The territory of the future park is a part of historic center of St. Petersburg and related groups of Monuments UNESCO World Heritage Stage Site. The site is within walking distance of the city’s main landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage, St. Isaac Cathedral and others.

18 September 2020

New Venue Loft #7 with capacity up to 5000 pax will be opeed in St. Peterbsurg in November 2020

New Venue Loft #7 with capacity up to 5000 pax  will be opeed in St. Peterbsurg in November 2020

Moscow company Placebo/25  together with Holland designer Anselm Jansen will open new event venue LOFT#7 in historical buildings in the center of St. Petersburg in November 2020. The project will  include 5 transforming event zones with a common capacity 2500 pax cabaret-style, concert hall for 4500 pax, photo studio, night club, coworking, tattoo studios, food-mall, stores, and shops.

15 September 2020

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has got #SafeTravel Global Safety Stamp as recognition of following WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has got #SafeTravel Global Safety Stamp as recognition of following WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols

Tsar Events Russia DMC & PCO has got #SafeTravel Global Safety Stamp as recognition of following WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols  

Saint Petersburg became the first city in Russia joining the international WTTC program for safe tourism - Safe Travels. As part of this initiative key players of city tourism industry receive a special sign Safe Travels SPB, recognizing them as organizations implemented health and hygiene protocols that are aligned with WTTC’s Global Safe Travels Protocols.

11 September 2020

New space “The third place” with gallery, hotel, restaurants, bars and cafes is being created in the historical detached house heart of St. Petersburg

New space “The third place” with gallery, hotel, restaurants, bars and cafes is being created in the historical detached house heart of St. Petersburg

In the Lopuhinyh Naryshkinyh mansion near the main street of St.Petersburg Nevsky prospect will be the new space “The third place”. Сo-incorporator Olga Zagolskaya told the mansion saved splendid architecture eclectic: historical interiors with frescos and plasterwork of one part of the building connect with the wing built recently and it is a good basis to combine history and modernity.

09 September 2020

Zhang Huan’s In the Ashes of History exhibition will take place in the Hermitage State Museum till 08th November

Zhang Huan’s In the Ashes of History exhibition will take place in the Hermitage State Museum till 08th November

Zhang Huan’s In the Ashes of History exhibition will take place in the Hermitage State Museum  9 September – 8 November, 2020.  Pearl Lam Galleries is proud to support the exhibition Zhang Huan. In the Ashes of History, co-curated by Dimitri Ozerkov, Anastasia Veialko, and Wu Hung. The exhibition celebrates Zhang Huan as the first Chinese contemporary artist to open a solo exhibition at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg — one of the most prestigious museums in the world.

08 September 2020

Lomonosov's house on Moyka river in St.Petersburg will turned to new Polytechnical Museum after reconstruction

Lomonosov's house on Moyka river in St.Petersburg will turned to new Polytechnical Museum after reconstruction

Lomonosov's house on Moyka river will become new Polytechnical Museum after reconstruction. Changes will be part of creating of Pochtamtsky Quartal which will include Communication Workers' House (former German Reformed Churched) turned to Modern Art Museum, Concert Hall  created from former Main Post Office Building and managed by Mariinsky Theater, Congress center, pedestrian district with cafes and shops.

03 September 2020

All theaters, cinemas, restaurants and venues resume work in St. Petersburg. ALL public events are allowed from 12th of September.

All theaters, cinemas, restaurants and venues resume work in St. Petersburg.  ALL public events are allowed from 12th of September.

Great News!  Starting from 12th of September 2020 ALL theaters, cinemas, restaurants and venues resume work in St. Petersburg.  Plus ALL public events are allowed too.  So, now all offline exhibitions,  concerts, sport competitions with visitors can take place in  indoor and outdoor venues.