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Winter is here, and so is the festive spirit. Throughout December, numerous fairs, festivals, and meetups will pop up all around St. Petersburg. Here’s a handy guide to the most notable ones: from classic Christmas-y festivities and food fests to Soviet-style New Year’s celebrations.
How hard is it to buy a pound of apples? Here’s how to ace a grocery run and save a ruble or two.
This week’s highlight is undoubtedly the Geek Picnic festival, one of summer’s biggest events for all pop-culture, sci-fi and science lovers. But even if that’s not your thing, there’s plenty more to do and see. Here are the highlights of this weekend in St. Petersburg:
For several years now, students from all over the world have been coming to St. Petersburg to take part in ITMO University's Camp in Programming. We met three current students: Hassan from The Gambia, Roh from Slovenia, and Enrique from Mexico, to talk about their experience.
This Sunday marked the second and final day of VK Fest in St. Petersburg, attended by tens of thousands of users of Russia’s biggest social network. Interestingly, this was the first time that VK had its own large zone at the event. Developers, admins and designers explained how to get a job at VK, how it works and how the 140 members of the support service manage to answer millions of questions. Four stages, a videogame and technology zone, a lectorium and VK Team’s lifehacks: here are the highlights of the second day of VK Fest.
On Sunday, St. Petersburg celebrated Navy Day with a presidential address, a ship parade and spectacular fireworks.
Listen to the violin on Nevsky Prospect, get a sense of the audacious poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, watch a knights tournament at the Peter and Paul Fortress, and admire the flowers in Pavlovsky Park. The weather is so nice, so don’t miss your chance to explore our magnificent city!
Looking for something fun to do in St. Petersburg? From art exhibitions to music festivals and Dostoevsky Day, this weekend is packed with a whole bunch of amazing events and activities!
Over a million people came to celebrate the send-off to adult life - the Scarlet Sails - on Saturday night as a beautiful tall ship sailed along the Neva River and fireworks erupted over St. Petersburg. A live concert was also held on Palace square in the shadow of the Winter Palace with participation from all the lucky ticket holders, students, teachers and parents.
From the Scarlet Sails Show to carillon music and the Imperial Gardens of Russia Festival, there will be no shortage of amazing events in St. Petersburg this weekend! Don’t miss out on the fun!