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.
The Krylovskiy scientific center in St. Petersburg has designed a method how to safely transport the arches for the Krymskiy Bridge. Scientists have created a model of transporting the gigantic parts, evaluating the speed of the wind and the flow of the sea. Construction workers will be able to quickly and effectively conduct the difficult operation with the help of the scientists’ recommendations. Artem Sharipov with more details
Today, 100 years ago, Georgiy Vitsin was born. The renowned artist of the USSR has been the favorite of several generations, but not everybody knows that the actor was born here. He was born at Terioki. Today this place is called Zelenogorsk, it's part of St. Petersburg. Besides that, his first steps in cinematography Georgiy Vitsin made at “LenFilm” studio. Artem Sharipov with a report on one of the most favorite actors of the Soviet Cinematography
St. Petersburg will hand over to Turkmenistan the monument to warriors who died in the Khivinskiy campaign of 1717. The memorial which was erected in mid-19th century on the spot of a mass grave has been totally demolished. And now, marking 300 years since the day when the expedition tragically died, on the birthday of Peter the Great, St. Petersburg's sculptors designed a new monument. It is weighing around 800 kg. The memorial was funded by charity organizations. Yuriy Scherbakov with the story
Actor Konstantin Habenskiy will become the mystical tour guide in a movie about the Hermitage. The film is being made in a VR format, meaning that a spectator can put on special goggles and be able to see a 360° panorama - creating the full presence effect. But for the time being, the country’s main museum is occupied with traditional concerns. The general cleanup ahead of the tourist season has begun. And making sure the Hermitage is ready it's not an easy task. Maybe with the details
The most sunny car from not the most sunny city. St. Petersburg's company Polytech solar team is developing a vehicle which works on solar energy. The project is called SOL. On October 8th the designers are planning to exhibit their car in the international solar car race. Mariya Evsyukova knows what the further plans are
Cold and hot tests of the nuclear reactor at the under-construction LAES-2 nuclear power station are scheduled to begin before the end of March. The schedule was set by the general director of RosEnergoAtom agency Andrey Petrov. But is the station - which will be secured by the National Guard - ready for tests? Lidiya Viyelba went to the places that even the construction workers would not get to soon. She found out what the contribution of St. Petersburg's nuclear physicists was.
During the navigation season, the Blagoveshenskiy Bridge is the first to be drawn. Today, marking it's 85th anniversary, specialists of the “Mostotrest” invited the press to the closest bridge to the Gulf of Finland. The capital renovation of the Blagoveshenskiy Bridge was finished only 10 years ago. Now it is one of the most up-to-date bridges in the region. Alexander Burenin reports
A large scale initiative competition “Start-up SpbGU-2017” is continuing in St. Petersburg. The team of developers which wins it will get a 1 million ruble price. Second and third place candidates will also be awarded. They will be given 500 and 200 thousand respectively. The ideas could belong to literally any sphere. Mariya Evsyukova spoke to two designers of two unique projects which are in the running for the win and are destined to protect our health
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
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