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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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

26 June 2021

For the first time, the courtyard of Gostiny Dvor was opened for visitors in St. Petersburg as a public space

For the first time, the courtyard of Gostiny Dvor was opened for visitors in St. Petersburg as a public space

This courtyard has always been closed for ordinary citizens, only employees of the Gostinka, students of the music academy and employees from the office buildings located here could get here. So there was never a public space here, it was only possible to pass on business. For all the time, only music academy events and a couple of festivals were organized here.

25 June 2021

Elaginoostrovsky palace-museum is open to the first visitors

Elaginoostrovsky palace-museum is open to the first visitors

For decades, the Elagin Palace served as an adornment of the local park of culture and recreation, although it lacked a high-quality restoration to fully comply with the museum status. It is now almost complete

21 June 2021

Russia will resume regular air travel with 8 news countries from 28th of June 2021

Russia will resume regular air travel with 8 news countries from 28th of June 2021

Russia will resume regular air travel with the following countries from June 28: the United States, Italy, Cyprus, North Macedonia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan and Ireland, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova announced Friday 18th of June. Citizens of China and Lichtenstein will also be permitted to enter the country. Plus  Regular flights with Turkey will resume June 22, 2021, Golikova said.

20 June 2021

Mega restaurant Ognivo opened on Vasilievsky Island

Mega restaurant Ognivo opened on Vasilievsky Island

A very charismatic modern and tasty restaurant by Andrey Pertsev, Ognivo, was opened. The restaurant area is more than 1200 square meters. The planned number of seats is 170.