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"Fly Station" Parachute Festival 2012
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 12:43

Fly Station in St-Petersburg

On July 7th, 2012, a festival of Fly Station parachuting will take place in St. Petersburg. The northern capital will experience this for the first time. The performance will consist of the Russian national team. The Fly Station is the most spectacular discipline of skydiving. Athletes of this sport will demonstrate extreme control of a parachute at a speed of more than 30 meters per second. It is an amazing sight, as the pilots need to master speed, precision, and artistry of flight over the Neva River at amazing speeds. 

Sunday Exchange
Saturday, 23 June 2012 13:23

Buffet St-Petersburg

On June 24th, 2012, a small market will be open for those interested in trading small collectibles, trinkets, decorative items, or anything else that is small and interesting. Got something that you think you do not need anymore but you don't want to throw away? Just bring it! =) Key chains, bracelets, old photo frames, old coins, and etc… It is just a little exchange to find something small and new in your life that you or others think might be useful for them. The main thing is that the market is for trading, not for selling your possessions. Participation in this event is free!

Scarlet Sails 2012 | Schedule and Information
Friday, 22 June 2012 17:58

Scarlet Sails 2012

On Saturday June 23rd 2012, the annual Scarlet Sails (Russian: "Алые Паруса") event will take place. This event is a huge celebration for all the students who graduate high school around St. Petersburg. The event will start at 21:00 and the event is supposed to have 60,000 people attend. The organizers of the event want to have all 60,000 people take place in a dance, making it the largest flash-mob dance in the world, and hopefully will be put in the Guinness Book of World Records. Then at 23:00, a ball will take place at Palace Square, as well as a concert on Vasilevsky Island. This event is will be huge, and everyone is encouraged to attend! 

Bears of the World | Alexander Garden | Print |
Friday, 22 June 2012 12:27

Buddy Bears St-Petersburg

The Alexander Garden is hosting the event called “Bears of the World.” Two-meter tall bears can be found around the whole garden from June 21st to August 5th this summer. The official opening of this exhibition will take place today, June 22, at 5 pm. This is a non-profit project in which calls for peaceful coexistence around the world. The exhibit is organized with the support of the Consulate General of Germany in St. Petersburg along with the company, “Buddy Bear Berlin.” The Buddy Bear collection includes the total of 144 bears, painted by artists from different countries.The bears stand in a circle holding hands, and represent a call for tolerance and understanding between different peoples and cultures.

Update of St. Petersburg Metro
Saturday, 16 June 2012 16:20

St Petersburg Metro

By 2014, the St. Petersburg Metro will purchase 126 new vandal proof cars with great new ventilation systems and upgraded cab with touch controls. The new cars will have features that will make it impossible for people to draw graffiti or place stickers in or on the wagons. The new ventilation system will be the greatest upgrade for our subway system. In the summer, the metro is very hot, thus making it uncomfortable to travel inside of it. With the new ventilation system, riding in the metro in the summer will be comfortable and pleasurable, as it is the most common way of transport in St. Petersburg.

Friday, 15 June 2012 09:31

Free Wi-Fi in St-Petersburg

It is not a problem nowadays to get a WI-FI connection in St. Petersburg. Almost any coffee shop in the center has Wi-Fi for free, as do several restaurants and cafés. All you really need is a laptop with a wireless antenna. Then, just find a place with an open network. Though some places charge for Wi-Fi usage, or you are required to buy food and then get a Wi-Fi code on your receipt. Therefore to help you, we've pinpointed places with free wi-fi in St-Petersburg (see map).

Russia Day 2012 in St. Petersburg | Schedule of Events
Monday, 04 June 2012 21:42

Russia Day 2012

Russia Day 2012 will take place on June 12th all over Russia. Russia day is a national holiday that represents the independence, freedom, and national unity of the Russian Federation. Each year, the Russia Day celebrations draw a huge number of visitors from other cities for a great day of celebration. The events during Russia Day in St. Petersburg are artful and classical, but they are aimed to please and entertain everyone who attends these events.

Water & Sky Lanterns | St-Petersburg
Friday, 01 June 2012 20:21

Lantern St-Petersburg

There is an old belief that if you write down a wish on a paper latern and release it into the sky, then your dream will come true. This idea comes from China, and the festivals that are held in China every year are an amazing spectacle to see. What could be more romantic than glowing laterns, smoothly gliding on the water surface? Hundreds, even thousands of laterns will light up the night sky, with thousands of wishes going to the heavens. 

International Festival of Street Theatre
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 17:49

International Festival of Street Theatre

A great International Festival of Street Theatre will be coming to St. Petersburg from June 1st to June 3rd. The International festival is designed to show viewers the best and various styles of theatre in Europe, Russia, and St. Petersburg. From June 1st to June 3rd, St. Petersburg will turn into a huge theatre with great shows from the following groups:

Exhibition of Live Tropical Butterflies
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 19:03

Tropical Butterflies St-Petersburg

An exhibition of live tropical butterflies has opened in St-Petersburg! The exhibition contains butterflies from all corners of the world. From the impenetrable jungles of the Amazon, to the distant archipelagoes of the Pacific, these amazing creatures have fascinated people since the beginning of time. There is also an excursion where you can see all the beautiful butterflies in their exhibit. These butterflies are truly works of art from nature; so don’t miss a chance to see them from all over the world in one place. You are able to buy your favorite butterfly if you wish, or order a bunch of them.

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