Today marks 110 years since Dmitriy Sergeevich Likhachev was born. A renowned philology, culture and arts expert. He's range of interests was wide. Likhachev was called “the consciousness of the nation”. Alexander Brius reports on his unique personality and how residents of St. Petersburg remember him.
Residents of the southern Kupchino District will soon no longer have to use buses to reach the subway. The stations will be within walking distance from them. The southern part on the Frunzenskiy radius is close to completion. “Prospekt Slavy”, “Dunaiskiy Prospekt” and “Shushary” - three stations at the same time will help people of St. Petersburg to save time. They will be open by December 2017, not in 2018 as it had been planned before. Alexander Burenin went underground.
Additional financing has been allocated to open Tuchkov bridge ahead of schedule. Now specialists are working in a quick tempo - demolishing the old parts and simultaneously replacing those with the new ones. According to preliminary estimations, it can become operational ahead of schedule. The traffic will be suspended on the bridge until November 30. And then it will be regulated in accordance with the next stage of reconstruction. Maria Evsyukova with more details.
The sculpture of three headed eagle was returned to the tower of Suvorov museum. The crane today installed the gleaming piece of art onto its traditional place - after renovation works. An interesting detail – the three heads of the eagle can only be seen on the same level with it. From the ground it looks ordinary. Alexander Odintsov managed to see both of its reincarnations.
September 25 marks 110 years since Dmitriy Shostakovich’s birthday. The world-famous composer from Leningrad, with a difficult biography. His seventh Symphony became the ray of hope for those who survived the Great Patriotic War. A lot has been sad about his achievements. Our correspondent Alexandra Lee imagined what it would have been like if the composer lived today.
The Okhtinskiy sewage line will help to clear the Okhta river. It's due to be launched in 2018. That's according to the main construction worker at “Vodokanal” - Viktor Sulima. Journalists got a sneak peek at the construction site today. It's built by a third, with 8 billion rubles allocated for the major project. More than 7 km of sewage lines will be laid. Alexander Odintsov witnessed the grandiose construction.