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Russians Ask Father Frost their wishes to come true

As New Year's — the country's biggest holiday — approaches, plenty of kids, and grown-ups, are writing letters to Father Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, asking for their wishes to come true.

While children's letters include a variety of toys, adults are asking Father Frost to help solve their personal and financial issues.

This year, men are asking to help pay back their loans or a pay raise, while women dream of good husbands.

Father Frost's mailbox has received around 3,000 letters from Russians and residents of other countries so far.

21.12.2015 | Read more

XVI International winter festival

The XVI International winter festival "Arts Square" is devoted to the works of three anniversary composers: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (175 anniversary since birth), Jean Sibelius (150 anniversary) and Georgy Vasilyevich Sviridov (100 anniversary). The considerable part of the festival poster is allocated for music of these masters.
On December 23 on a scene of the Big hall the festival program the maestro Yury Temirkanov, the Chinese pianist Yudzha Wang and Zasluzhenny will open collective of Russia the academic symphonic orchestra of Philharmonic hall. In their execution will sound a masterly Second piano concert of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1880) and the Second Symphony of Jean Sibelius (1904). 

21.12.2015 | Read more

February 09, 2013 - The final New Year celebrations

The final New Year celebrations took place in St.Pteresburg today - this time in Chineese style)

09.02.2013 | Read more

February 02, 2013 - Pyshki

Many residents of St. Petersburg love visiting a little café on Bolshaya Konjushennaya , 25 where they can  taste doughnuts or “pyshki” and coffee  just like  they were in Soviet time. It is one of the rare places which has not changed ever since. 

01.02.2013 | Read more

January 31, 2013 - Snow battle on Marsovo Polye

Enjoy the lovely winter days and take part in a snow battle on Marsovo Polye on February 2 at 15 pm!

01.02.2013 | Read more

December 19, 2012 - Gangnam style flashmob

Today's Gangnam style flashmob on the Palace Square. The original video with South Korean musician PSY has been viewed over 935 million times on YouTube.

26.12.2012 | Read more
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