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Latvian Activist and Russian Student Detained for Opposing Fascism in Baltics

On February 6, the Riga City Court detained Tatiana Andriets, a 22-year-old activist of the Latvian Russian Union party, accused of actions “against the national security” of the Baltic Republic and ties with the “Anti-Fascists of the Baltic” Telegram channel, as her lawyer, Imma Yansone, said.  Andriets, a student at St. Petersburg State University, came

Videos |  Funny Russia |  09.02.23

Batman Prevented Robbery in St. Petersburg [Video]

The organizers of the interactive exhibition reported that an animator in a Batman costume saved a girl from a robbery on Nevsky Prospekt in St. Petersburg.  “Yesterday […] our valiant animator Roman in the full-length figure of Batman prevented the theft of 700 thousand rubles! Roma showed fast reaction and knocked down the robber with

Insight |  St. Petersburg |  11.01.22

Passenger Traffic at Pulkovo Airport Increased by 65%

Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg served 18.1 million people in 2021, which is 65.4 per cent more than the same indicator in 2020, when, according to the Federal Agency for Air Transport, 10.9 million people were transported.  As reported, on domestic flights, 15.5 million passengers out of 18.1 million people were served, which is 28

Videos |  Economics |  29.12.21

Lakhta Centre 3 Skyscraper Design Presented to St. Petersburg Authorities [Video]

The Russian multinational energy corporation Gazprom is discussing with the authorities of St. Petersburg the construction of the 555-metre-high Lakhta Centre 3 skyscraper.   “In order to further develop the public and business district around the Lakhta Centre, the concept of the third skyscraper is presented. With its appearance on the coast of the Gulf of

Fun |  Events |  23.12.21

Festive Bus Drives Father Frosts Around St. Petersburg

The traditional New Year’s “Dedmorobus” (“Fatherfrobus”) was launched in St. Petersburg. The bus that carries Father Frosts around the city is made in a retro style and decorated with multicoloured garlands.  Father Frosts from the festive orchestra will arrange concerts for the townspeople, as well as give gifts and take pictures with those who wish.

Fun |  Events |  01.09.21

International Choirs Festival-Competition to Be Held in Leningrad Region

The Artistic Director of the choral festival of the Leningrad Region, Mikhail Golikov, and the Artistic Director of the German company that organizes international choral events, Interkultur, signed an agreement to hold an international festival competition of choirs in the Leningrad Region in 2023, TASS reports.  “Today we have signed an agreement with Interkultur, which

Insight |  St. Petersburg |  05.08.21

Gazprom Head Office Moved to St. Petersburg

Gazprom has changed the place of registration of its head office that was previously in Moscow on Nametkina Street. Now the PJSC Gazprom is registered in St. Petersburg in the building of the Lakhta Centre at Lakhtinsky Prospekt, 2, Site 3, Building 1, RBC reports. The company officially announced the change of address on its

Videos |  Events |  26.07.21

Russia Сelebrated Navy Day in St. Petersburg [Video]

On July 25, 2021, the Main Naval Parade was held on Senate Square and in Kronstadt, St. Petersburg. The solemn event was hosted by Russian President Vladimir Putin, fontanka reports.  The parade in honour of the 325th anniversary of the Russian fleet began at 11 am. More than 50 ships, submarines and vessels took part

Visit |  Trip Advisory |  05.07.21

Latvian Carrier Resumes Bus Service From Helsinki to St. Petersburg

The ‘Ecolines’ Latvian carrier resumes regular bus service between the Finnish capital, Helsinki, and St. Petersburg from July 15, 2021, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the company’s representative Andrei Volkov.  It is reminded that there has been no regular bus service between the cities since April 2020. Now, according to the numerous wishes of

Insight |  Events |  12.05.21

Petersburg Celebrated Victory Day With ‘Immortal Flotilla’

The “Immortal Flotilla” of river vessels and jet skis, organized in memory of the sailors who defended their fatherland during the Great Patriotic War, first left on Victory Day in the water area of ​​the Neva in St. Petersburg, TASS reports.   It is noted that the small vessels participating in the action were divided into

Insight |  Events |  11.05.21

St. Petersburg Victory Parade Included 4,000 Soldiers

The parade in honour of the 76th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was held on the Palace Square in St. Petersburg on May 9. More than 4 thousand military men, cadets, youth soldiers, as well as more than 100 units of historical and modern military equipment took part in it, TASS