Today, on Monday March 4, 2019 Shrovetide has begun. It will last for a week till the Sunday of Forgiveness.
Botanical Gardens of St.Petersburg invites you to visit the Dreaming of Spring exhibition on March 1-10, 2019, where you can admire a wide variety of blooming tulips as well as azaleas, Japanese camellias, cyclamens, and other flowers.
On February 26, 2019 Rodion Shchedrin’s Commemoration Mass for chorus a cappella, written in the memory of Maya Plisetskaya, was performed in the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Ice Festival in the Underground Ruskeala will take place on February 19-21 on the ice-bound lake. Due to the unique climate of this marble mine, visitors will be able to admire the ice figures in between stalactites and stalagmites until May.
Feodor Chaliapin, the world-famous Russian basso, was born on February 13, 1873. Possessing a deep and expressive bass voice, he enjoyed an important international career at major opera houses. His vivid declamation, great resonance, and dynamic acting made him the best-known singer-actor of his time.
Anna Pavlova, the world-famous Russian prima ballerina of the late 19th and the early 20th centuries, was born on February 12, 1881. She was a principal artist of the Imperial Russian Ballet and the Ballets Russes of Sergei Diaghilev and, with her own company, became the first ballerina to tour ballet around the world.
Enjoy a traditional Russian winter entertainment – sliding down the ice hill –
St.Petersburg buddhists started celebrating Sagaalgan, Buddhist New Year. The New Year festival takes 15 days.
We are happy to announce half-day tours to Pulkovo Observatory built in the first half of the 19th century. The Observatory has been on UNESCO Heritage List since 1990. You will see the main building and the picturesque park, the Observatory museum, the telescopes and the 26″ refractor, and will be able to observe varios celestial bodies and phenomena.
To celebrate Chinese New Year the most famous bridge of St.Petersburg – Palace Bridge – will be illuminated in red on February 4-18.