Summer in St. Petersburg is not the best time for indoor cultural events. It is too short. That's why citizens tend to spend the three months outdoors as much as possible. But those running the museum in Peterhof do think about the eternal. Exhibitions are held here throughout the summer. To mark the 65th anniversary of the Hermitage, a "fashion of loneliness" exhibit was held, audio installation "the sounds of the Palace" marked the 35th birthday of "the Palace of Marli" museum. There was also an exhibit marking 300 years since Peter the Great's visit to France.
America writer, one of the authors of the “Game of Thrones” series has visited St. Petersburg. Hundreds of his fans paralyzed traffic on Nevskiy, having lined up for the autograph of their idol. So, what is so attractive about the world of ice and fire? And where does Martin draw his inspiration? Anton Tsuman looked for answers
The Yusupov Palace will soon be opened with its new outlook. The restoration works have now been 70% completed. The Oak dining hall is fully ready. In order to bring back the historic outlook, specialists used seven types of wood. Some elements were not renewed, but some parts had to be replaced by modern materials. Alexander Odintsov looked at the unique work
St. Petersburg. Its hard to imagine a more striking venue for the parade which would be seen by the whole world. It was impossible to conceive or build – like VIP stands by the Bronze Horseman statue. It could have only been created – at the swamps of Neva, over three hundred years since the times of the carpenter-Tsar. And this setting immediately generated the proper context. Which everyone saw in one’s own way – considering the present state of relations between Russia and the West.
Total surveillance has come to St. Petersburg. CCTV cameras at the streets, subway and train stations will be united into a single network. The “safe city” system has already been cooperating with the subway, as a test. Now you can track the movement of every person in public spaces of the city. Mariya Evsyukova witnessed the work of 1,5 thousand cameras
The famous lions from Kushelev-Bezborodko's dacha are enjoying a well-deserved rest. The restoration work has been going on for more than a month. There is a lot of work - sculptures are expected to return to their place not earlier than into years. By that time, the mansion on Sverdlovskaya embankment will also be renovated. Tatyana Bazhenova observed the restoration works
From Nevskiy Pyatachok to Berlin. The Great Patriotic War veteran Alexander Lazoev tells his story of the Victory. He had to fight death several times. But now, many decades later, he is celebrating May 9th with a large family and even has great-grandchildren. Alexander Andreevich treated Dmitriy Kopytov to his trademark pies.