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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.
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).
The final New Year celebrations took place in St.Pteresburg today - this time in Chineese style)
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.
Enjoy the lovely winter days and take part in a snow battle on Marsovo Polye on February 2 at 15 pm!
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.
As New Year's — the country's biggest holiday — approaches, plenty of kids, and ...read more