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Monuments are washed in St. Petersburg in spring

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Tue, 05/25/2021 - 21:20

As every year, monuments are washed in St. Petersburg in spring.
On May 26, in preparation for the celebration of the City Day, it is planned to wash the monument to Peter I on Senate Square.

City Day is celebrated in St. Petersburg on May 27. On this day, a flower-laying ceremony is usually held at the monument to the founder of the city.

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Anatomical Exhibition "Human body"

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 16:23

Anatomical Exhibition "Human body" began working in St. Petersburg. The exhibition is held for the second time. The exhibition features more than 500 objects, which show the structure of the human body. The exhibits are objects created for the training of students of the Military Medical Academy. This is not a dummy, but real human bodies and organs.

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Sexual services in Saint Petersburg

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Fri, 08/07/2015 - 09:24

sex advertisements in Saint Petersburg While being in St. Petersburg, tourists can see not only the sights, but also a large number of advertising. In addition to all the usual advertising posters there are also leaflets pasted on poles and walls, painted on the sidewalk. A significant portion of such messages is advertising sexual services.

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Portrait of Mannerheim on the streets of St. Petersburg called the public response

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Thu, 04/25/2013 - 10:19

On April 24, on the streets of St. Petersburg was seen a bus with a large portrait of the famous Finnish politician of the 20th century, Carl Mannerheim. The appearance of a portrait of Mannerheim led the discussion in the Russian Internet. The dissatisfaction of many residents of St. Petersburg produced the following facts:

  • Mannerheim was an ally of Germany during the Second World War. He commanded the Finnish army during the war against the Soviet Union.
  • May 9 Russia celebrates Victory Day over Nazi troops, ending the war.

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What new is waiting for tourists in Saint Petersburg in 2013?

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 12:14

aurora Saint Petersburg is one of the most visited by tourists’ cities in Russia. Its attractions, theaters and museums are well known all over the world. But changes occurs and it is better to know news when planning a trip to St. Petersburg.

Opening of the second stage of the Mariinsky Theatre

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Five millionths resident of Saint Petersburg

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 12:37

Saint Petersburg is awaiting born five millionths citizen. Who will it be? According to statistics, the population of St. Petersburg increased by newcomers. Mortality in the city exceeds the birth rate. So it would be correct to assume that the five millionth resident of St. Petersburg came to the city from the rest of Russia.

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The governor canceled the festival

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Sun, 06/10/2012 - 10:26

Governor of St. Petersburg has canceled the "Festival of beer" in St. Petersburg. The festival was planned to hold in St. Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex June 30, 2012. The reason for cancellation of the festival has not yet been officially named. The media reported that abolition of the festival may be related to changes in the legislation of Russia. Under the law beer equated with other alcoholic beverages, and be subject to the many limitations associated with alcohol advertising and consumption.

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Fountains of Peterhof begin operate April 29

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Sat, 04/28/2012 - 17:04

Season of the fountains in Peterhof in 2012 will begin April 29. Throughout the spring repairs were carried out and it must be completed to this day. Park visitors will be able to see the recently renovated Grand Cascade fountain sculptures.

The solemn opening ceremony of the festive season will be held May 19 13:00.

Mode of operation of fountains:

  • daily from 10.00 to 18.00
  • on weekends from 10.00 to 19.00
  • Grand Cascade fountains start at 11.00.

Learn more about Peterhof.

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Tickets for public transportation in St. Petersburg will be more expensive

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Tue, 04/24/2012 - 16:51

According to unconfirmed data until July 1 in St. Petersburg will be more the cost of public transport. Tickets for the bus, tram and trolley bus will be more expensive for two rubles. The same amount more expensive fare on the subway. The fare on the trams and city buses will be equal to 23 rubles. Metro ticket will cost 27 rubles. The final decision is still pending, but the city's budget deficit forced to do it.

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The new water park in St. Petersburg

Submitted by Serg A Nik on Thu, 03/15/2012 - 11:08

In St. Petersburg, has recently opened a new water park "Piterlend." This is the third large water park in St. Petersburg. Soon next to the water park will be built hotel. As reported on the water park site, Water Park will attract customers who are currently travel to vacation in Finland.
In recent years it has become profitable to make purchases on sales in shopping centers of St. Petersburg. Sometimes the prices in stores are lower than in Finland. It is possible that in the coming years, customers from Russia in Finland will be less.

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