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Tea and Coffee Festival has Kicked off in St. Petersburg
Friday, 26 August 2011 18:54

Tea and Coffee Festival

The IV International Tea & Coffee Festival has kicked off in St. Petersburg and will last till August 28. Visitors will have the chance to taste and buy tea, coffee, sweets and honey from India, Iran, Pakistan, China, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and the CIS. The festival will also feature its traditional international competition "Tea and Coffee" and also the competition Narodny Kapteysting (People Cuptasting).

First GraFFFest Art Forum in St. Petersburg
Monday, 15 August 2011 16:01


St. Petersburg is for the first time hosting an international art forum “Petersburg graffiti-2011. GraFFFest”. The art forum is mainly devoted to the synthesis of graffiti and other forms of modern street and digital art such as animation, film, photography and digital art. The chief guest of the festival will be Evan Roth, founder of Graffiti Research Lab.

Lars von Trier's Night at Mirage Cinema
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 19:22

Lars von Trier

A ceremony dedicated to the release of the new film by famous Danish film director Lars von Trier will be held on the nights of 6 and 7 August at Mirage located at Bolshoy Prospekt of Petrograd Side. Viewers will be able to watch two films directed by Trier: "Melancholia" (2011) and "Breaking the Waves" (1996).

Till 11pm, guests will be entertained with the musical project Super Special psychedelic dub ambient project. The first session will start at 23.59.

A ticket for the night costs 500 rubles.

XIII International Festival of Bikers to Kick off in St Petersburg
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 16:57

International Festival of bikers

The XIII International Festival of bikers, which is the largest and most popular motorcycle event in the Northwest will be held at Olgino Hotel in St Petersburg.

The event will feature exhibition performance by motorcyclists, laser and smoke shows, exhibition of motorcycle equipment and accessories, contests among bikers and the audience, ticket lottery, big rock concert, fireworks, rock disco and many more.

Britney Spears “Femme Fatale Tour” in St Petersburg!
Tuesday, 26 July 2011 21:02

Britney Spears

Featuring Nicki Minaj, Nervo and Jessie & The Toy Boys
Date: 22 September. Venue: Ledovy Dvorets (Ice Palace)

Pop diva Britney Spears is presenting her long-awaited show “Femme Fatale” on the stage of the Ice Palace in St. Petersburg on September 22. This is part of her sixth concert tour to further promote Femme Fatale.

Like her previous tour, Britney Spears will entertain the audience with a unique show with lots of special effects, moving scenery, and screens. Nicki Minaj, Jessie, Nervo and the Toy Boys will all join Spears on the stage. “They blow up the dance floor... I can't wait to start the tour!”- admits Britney Spears.

Saint Petersburg Guide Updates for the Weekend!
Friday, 22 July 2011 18:39

Weekend With Saint Petersburg Guide!

Every year, we eagerly await summer. But it comes with unbearable heat which makes us start thinking about a vacation in a cooler country.
Hot weather is harmful to the body; it can cause dehydration, and can lead to heatstroke and sunstroke. That’s why people are advised to wear knitted hat, drink more water and try to stay in a cool place. But the hot weather in St Petersburg shouldn’t make you stay home and lazy around. That is why Saint Petersburg Guide is here with more updates on the most interesting events taking place in St Petersburg this weekend.

St Petersburg Brings the “Guest Card” to Russia!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:51

St Petersburg Guest Card

St Petersburg has become the first Russian city to offer tourists with the “St Petersburg Guest Card”. This card is a unified e-card for tourists and is similar to European travel programs operating in many cities around the world.

This tourist e-card starting from August 2011 will be designed for 7 days. This card will offer you discounts of 10% to 50% when staying in hotels that are members of the program, travelling by taxi, on public transport “Podoroshnik”, visiting cultural, entertainment centers, cafes and restaurants, city excursions on “City Tur” buses and water excursions. The base price will include a small number of journeys by public transport. Tourists will also be able to add necessary amount of money for additional travel. A children's “Guest Card” will also be released at the same time and it will be twice as cheap.

Round the World Hitchhiking Race to Kick off in St Petersburg
Monday, 18 July 2011 16:36

St Petersburg hitchhikers\' race

The first qualifying round of the round-the-world race, in which each member country must by itself determine the strongest national team, will start on August 7. Both professional hitchhikers and beginners can take part in the race.

In the second qualifying round, the difficulty level will increase - all teams will compete on a joint track. Only the top 10 crews will make it to the finals - they will take off in August 2012 around the world. The route of the final race will pass through the territory of Russia, China, Canada, USA, Central America, North Africa and Europe.

St Petersburg Plans to Build Campgrounds
Tuesday, 12 July 2011 11:16


St Petersburg Governor Valentina Matvienko has confirmed that to attract more tourists in St Petersburg, plans are being put together to build recreational camps. City leaders in St Petersburg plan to build campgrounds for tourists, who cannot afford to stay in expensive hotels. City officials have already been allocated eight plots ranging from 1 to 10 hectares (from 2.5 to 25 acres). Land will be leased for 15 years. 2-3 thousand cars should be able to park at the campsites, and there will be approximately the same number of places for people to stay. Published information on six companies has revealed that they have an interest in constructing the campgrounds.

Petro Jazz in St Petersburg!
Monday, 11 July 2011 19:51

Petro Jazz

Petro Jazz  festival has gladden the citizens and visitors of St Petersburg since 2003. This is the largest festival of live music outdoors which traditionally takes place in mid-summer. "Petro Jazz" closes a summer jazz festivals in St Petersburg, absorbing the best of everything.

"Petro Jazz" takes place on the beach of the fortress. Since this is a beach festival, tickets are sold only input. Six hours of live music for only five hundred rubles. The public is not separated from the VIP-guests and ordinary people at the festival. At  " Petro Jazz  festival, the audience will get the maximum years of great music with good mood.

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