The law banning mini-hotels in residential buildings might become softer. The bill will be reviewed by the State Duma in the second hearing. Particularly, Deputies suggest implementing a vote by all residents of the building – whether they are pro or contra of having one. Why is this so important for St. Petersburg? Alexander Odintsov visited one of the hallmark hostels of the Northern Capital
The last working day of the year is traditionally a good time to reflect back on it. In the world of Russian sport, December is usually an uneventful month. But the other 11 months had a lot of those - hosted the ice hockey world cup, the confederations cup groups have been determined, legal aspects of the Olympic movement have been learned and chemical formula of meldonium has been studied.
Tourism remains one of the most important spheres of life in the Northern Capital. This year the number of visitors to the city has grown by almost 15%. The number of museums continues to grow. More and more festivals, light shows, festivities and other entertainment events are held in the city every year. And this ism, without a doubt, one of the main reasons why more tourists are coming here. Mariya Evsyukova summarizes it in her report
Throughout its history St. Petersburg has received many names. The Venice of the North, the cultural capital, the northern Palmyra. All these names are well and truly justified by the city on Neva. 2016 was named the year of the Russian cinema. And St. Petersburg hosted a record number of events. One of the landmarks of the year was the recent revival of the city’s oldest movie studio – LenFilm. Tatyana Bazhenova sums up the cultural achievements of the year
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.
The renovation of “Elizarovskaya” metro station has entered its final stage. In December residents of Nevskiy district will breathe a sigh of relief. Not only the exterior outlook of the subway will be changed, its waterproofing system has also been improved. And that caused serious problems. Which works have been completed, which are yet to be done - in Alexander Burenin's report.
Today marks 75 years since the blockade of Leningrad begin. A solemn ceremony took place this morning at Piskaryovskoe memorial cemetery, dedicated to those who did not survive the 900 horrible days. According to different estimates, between 400 thousand and 1.5 million people had died in Leningrad then. Alexander Burenin has this report.
The 1950s-70s buildings will become vibrant. And every district will have its own pattern. Construction firms have begun renewing façades in Nevsky district. Specialists insist - the renovation of this type of facades is done for the first time ever, so they elaborated on work conditions in St. Petersburg's weather. They are planning to renovate 43 buildings in different parts of the city. Alexander Brius found out the specifics of their work.
The third floor of the school on Mebelnaya Street is being laid with concrete. It will be opened in 2018 and will become one of the largest educational facilities in St. Petersburg. But right now it's in the stage of setting up the monolith frame. It is done by a complex crew of steel fixers, assemblers, welders and other specialists. An experienced foreman and Russia's acclaimed construction worker Vasiliy Latokhin supervises their work.
The green islands of the big city. Parks and gardens, lawns and squares. And of course flowers of different colors. To make the city genuinely cozy, colorful and alive, it cannot be done without a woman's touch. Three years ago Anna Gorkushamoved from Moscow to St. Petersburg, and is now in charge of a lot of specialists taking care of the city. She is responsible for the heart of the northern capital - Central, Admiralteiskiy and Petrogradskiy districts.
Pulkovskoe Shosse and Dunayskiy Prospekt. One of the most congested intersections in the city will soon become at two-layer one. 11,000 tons of metal - that's how much it took to build a new fly-over at the city's landmark highway. Despite heavy presence of construction gear, only the assembler is able to piece all parts of metal into one solid body. Vitaliy Alekseev is a chief assembler in the crew, which is building a new object in the city, block by block, like a constructor toy.
St. Petersburg is a young city in terms of history. But buildings which have been built over 300 years have long become monuments of architecture. And today they define the stern and gracious outlook of the Northern Capital. Restoration works are required so - that rain, wind and time do not destroy the beauty of the city’s ensemble. Its first stage is pre-project work, which is conducted by specialists of the “LenProektRestavratsiya” Institute. One of them is Oksana Andrianova. Right now she's measuring the interiors of the Pashkov building at Liteyniy Prospekt.