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Feel like going on a trip? Grand Maket Rossiya (Grand Model Russia) is a private museum that lets you experience the vastness of the world’s largest country all the way from its most western city of Kaliningrad to the Pacific ports in Vladivostok.
Holidays are coming, but coming before that is yet another weekend in St. Petersburg! Switch your festive mood on with our suggestions of the best Sat-Sun events in the city, including a miraculous flower exhibition, a snazzy architectural celebration, a photographic trip into St. Petersburg’s past, and a vibrant Indian festival!
From twee festive bazaars with mulled wine and snow globes to artisanal extravaganzas, cozy flea markets and fun art festivals, St. Petersburg has a great number of fairs spreading festive cheer all over the city. Here are our best picks of events for eating, drinking and being merry at!
Free entry to the Hermitage, Italian cinema, a photo exhibition of 19th-century St. Petersburg and a holiday fair: a culture-heavy and diverse weekend awaits!
In the Russian language, the word okno – “window” – has another meaning familiar to any student or professor: “an empty period between classes”. Whether you’re a virtuoso of time management or someone who makes it up as they go along, you’ll be sure to encounter these in your daily life. In this series, we’ll consider a few options for how to put that extra time to good use. With Kronverksky 49 out of the way, here are a few interesting destinations to explore within walking distance of ITMO University’s Lomonosova St. 9 campus.
Smoothly slide into winter with our regular overview of the best weekend events in St. Petersburg! Featuring: two fairs, one holiday-themed and one with a soupçon of such; a snazzy digital exhibition and an international festival of gingerbread art!
It’s getting chillier outside and it can definitely be said now that winter is coming, which means that it’s time for comforting stay-ins, hot, steaming tea, and tons of spicy made-from-scratch soup! This weekend is all about fun and cozy fairs for you to check out.
There are a lot of reasons to travel to Moscow from St. Petersburg and getting there can be a fun adventure in and of itself. For a city 700 km away, it’s surprisingly close. It may not be the geographical center of Russia, but it is its center in every other way. Moscow is the hub of all activity; where meetings and conferences are held; where people come from all around Russia to gather.
In 2019, the Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, or Kunstkamera, a longtime partner of ITMO University, is celebrating its 305th anniversary. Among the events held on this occasion was the lecture “Kunstkamera – the First Russian Museum: 305 Years of Tradition” by tour guide Natalia Rikter. Here are some of the highlights from the history of Russia’s first museum.
Venturing outside of one’s house doesn’t seem that much of a dotty plan with this weekend’s program, which includes an exhibition dedicated to well-loved Soviet cartoon characters, a festival of thought-provoking eco cinema, a swish artisanal market and a groovy concert of electronic music!