Russian Myths

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 20, 2018

Russia is probably one of the most myth-filled countries in the world: dancing bears, constantly drinking vodka citizens and very cold weather. Is it really so? Read the article below to know!

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Ruskeala mountain park in Karelia

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 17, 2018

One of the most striking and surprising places of the Northern Ladoga area is the Ruskeala Mountain Park, a unique and multidimensional monument to nature and the history of mining.

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Shopping in St. Petersburg

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 12, 2018

Shopping centres in St Petersburg are very similar to western ones. You can find European shops mingled in with Russian ones, as well as top luxury designer brands in the northern capital of Russia.  In this article we are going to describe some of the most popular places to shop as the locals see it.

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Moscow Parks

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 10, 2018

Moscow park revolution began with Gorky Park renovation by Wowhaus buro in 2012. Since then, the park has become one of the most visited places in Moscow. However, it’s not the only infrastructure enhancement done by the authorities: they not only reconstruct the parks throughout the city, but also build new ones.

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Best coffee to taste in the northern capital of Russia

by Yaroslav Yasko on September 5, 2018

St. Petersburg is so much about romantic atmosphere not just because of bridges, palaces and rainy weather. It is also thanks to a huge number of coffee shops situated all around the city center.
One of our managers decided to help you with finding the one for you, if you are in Saint P. for the first time.

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St. Petersburg Open – the famous tennis tournament being held in the city on Neva

August 27, 2018

The biggest Russian tennis tournament is back to the Northern capital! St. Petersburg Open, a tennis competition with nearly 1 million USD prize fund, is ready to hit the ball in the middle of September.

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Rembrandt paintings from Leiden collection being exhibited in the Hermitage

August 20, 2018

Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals – many works of these artists are going to be exhibited in St. Petersburg for the first time starting from this September. The Leiden collection, owned by Thomas and Dafna Kaplan, is coming to The Hermitage for a period of 3 months, being one the biggest private collections of Dutch art.

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Street-Art Museum – a unique open-air museum in Russia

August 13, 2018

If you want to experience something off-the-beaten-tourist-track when visiting St. Petersburg, Russia , we welcome you to an unusual museum far from the city center. It occupies a huge territory of nearly 10.000 sq.m. or nearly 110.000 sq.ft. on the Vyborgskaya side. Street-Art museum features an open-air exhibition showcasing graffiti painted by well-known artists from […]

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Museum of Space Exploration and Rocket Technology in St Petersburg – Visit Space-Dogs Belka and Strelka!

March 25, 2014

Every kid dreams of being an astronaut, so if you’re visiting St. Petersburg with little ones make sure to ask Ulko Tours to add a trip to the Cosmonautics Museum into your itinerary.

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The Beer Museum in St. Petersburg

March 19, 2014

We all know that Russia famous for its vodka, it even has a vodka museum devoted to it, but the tradition of beer brewing is also strong in St. Petersburg, with the Stepan Razin Brewery the oldest brewery in Russia. This brewery houses the St. Petersburg Beer Museum and it is well worth a visit […]

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