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The Siege of Leningrad museum

The Siege of Leningrad museum is dedicated to one of the most difficult periods of soviet history. Starting from September 8, 1941 the city was surrounded by the enemy for almost 900 days and although the exact number of victims is still unknown, according to different sources from 300 thousand to 1,5 million people died […]

Imperial porcelain factory museum

St Petersburg is really famous for its porcelain produced by the  Imperial Porcelain factory. Founded in 1744, it’s the oldest factory that started to make porcelain in Russia. The best pieces of Russian porcelain  are collected in the museum of Imperial porcelain factory in St Petersburg. Officialy it’s a branch of the Hermitage museum, but it’s […]

Museum of political history in St Petersburg

Situated not far from the  Peter and Paul fortress, the museum of political history in St Petersburg may be interesting for those who want to feel what life in USSR was like and see documents and even some personal belongings of the leaders of Russia and USSR. Its collections cover a time span from the reign of […]

What to eat in St Petersburg

What to eat when you come to St Petersburg if you want to try Russian food? Here are some ideas, let’s start with salads. Olivie salad is the most typical of Russian salads, no celebration will go without it (it’s funny that the most “Russian”  salad is called after a French cook who invented it). […]

Metro in St Petersburg

How to use metro in St Petersburg Metro is the most popular means of public transport in St Petersburg as almost half of the citizens are using it daily. Currently we have 5 metro lines our city  that connect residential and central parts of the city. Although different stations have different opening and closing time, […]

Aurora cruiser in St Pertersburg

The  cruiser  Aurora is one of the symbols of the city. It is famous for a blank shot it fired as signal to storm the Winter palace where Provisional government sat, and it was a crucial event during the October revolution of 1917. Today the cruiser is  preserved as a museum and  you can easily […]

The Menshikov palace in St Petersburg

The Menshikov palace which once belonged to the most loyal supporter of Peter the Great – Alexander Menshikov- is now a branch of the State Hermitage museum. Menshikov palace  is situated on Universitetskaya embankment 15 in the very center of the city and is recommended for a visit to those who are interested in the […]

Eliseevsky store

Eliseevsky store situated right on the Nevsky prospekt is definately  the most beautiful grocery store you have ever seen. It was built in the beginning of the 20th century in art deco style for wealthy merchants, Eliseev brothers. The  amazing interiors of Eliseevsky  have recently been restored and now you can marvel at their beauty. Originally […]

Shopping in St Petersburg

Buying whatever you want is not a problem in St Petersburg even if you don’t want to go far from the Nevsky prospect (the main street of the city). If you are interested in souvenirs you can buy them at a souvenir market next to the Savior on the Spilled blood church or in one […]

The Russian Museum

The Russian Museum, opened in 1898, was the first state museum devoted to Russian fine art.  Today the collection totals about 350000 items (mainly icons, paintings and sculptures). The main building of the Russian Museum is the Michailovsky palace situated on the  Arts Square.  It is the first place you should consider visiting if you […]