Christmas Market in Saint-Petersburg

Top Christmas Markets in St.Petersburg

by Yaroslav Yasko on December 14, 2018

Christmas is just 10 days away! Time to get some presents under that tree, huh?
We have prepared best of the Christmas bazaars available in the city on Neva for you.

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Winter seems to be one of the most depressive times of the year in Russia. You only normally only enjoy a couple of daylight hours, whilst the night usually lasts around 15-20 hours. However we here at UlkoTours have managed to find a perfect way to spend your evening freetime when it’s dark – a visit to a museum! Here is a Top-5 of this winter’s exhibitions in the museums in the city on Neva.

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Tips & Tricks When Visiting Russia

by Yaroslav Yasko on December 2, 2018

Russia, as any country, has its own traditions, customs and local tips. Coming from an article on Insider, from an American citizen, who has lived in Moscow for around 4 months, we are now publishing some tricks for any US citizen coming to the Russian Federation.

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A Literary Tour to Moscow & St. Petersburg

by Yaroslav Yasko on November 23, 2018

Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries Russia produced an enormous number of figures of world literature, including Pushkin, Chekhov, Tolstoy and Solzhenitsyn. Many of their former homes and places associated with these literary titans have been turned into museums and visiting them provide many insights into what inspired their creations.

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St. Petersburg Cultural Forum: Guests from Qatar

by Yaroslav Yasko on November 16, 2018

St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum is a unique cultural event of the world level, a discussion platform, which attracts annually several thousand cultural experts from all over the world: the stars of the drama theater, opera and ballet, outstanding directors and musicians, public figures, representatives of government and business, the academic community.

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Russian Cuisine – not only vodka & caviar!

November 10, 2018

Many believe that Russian cuisine is vodka and pancakes, caviar and pies, dumplings and borsch. Everything is very filling, high-calory, and most importantly — clichéd. This opinion has a reason, but we still try to break the stereotypes and show another Russian cuisine that is unusual, and at the same time nutritious and healthy.

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Horrible legends and cursed places of St. Petersburg

November 1, 2018

“Bumaga”, a local media, has collected urban legends about the cursed places in St. Petersburg. We are now publishing the most interesting of these on our blog.

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Tul’sky Pryanik – a Sweet Souvenir From Russia

October 26, 2018

They say that the so-called pryanik , or a localized version of gingerbread, is the most desirable and popular gift from Tula city, 200 km South from Moscow.

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Vitebsky Railway Station Reconstruction (with pictures)

October 19, 2018

The first stage of the restoration of the Vitebsky railway station in St. Petersburg, which is being considered the most beautiful in Russia, has ended. Here, the facade has been completely rebuilt, the interiors of the station and the Imperial Pavilion have also been partly reconstructed, new lightning system has been organized. Federal monuments’ protection […]

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Russian Theatre

October 12, 2018

Russia is deservedly proud of its theatre art. The approach of training actors developed by K.S. Stanislavsky is known everywhere in the world, theatre plays have been always written by the best writers, and hot performances express the tension of the epoch. Russian people have always gone to the theatre not so much for the […]

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