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On Nevsky Prospect, 29 (vis-a-vis the Nevsky Prospect metro station), Krupskaya Factory's flagship store was opened. The shop began operating at the end of December 2018.
The area of the store is 75 square meters, it became the tenth point of the network under the brand name “Fabrika Imeni Krupskoy” in St. Petersburg. “Fabrika Imeni Krupskoy” was founded in 1938 and is being considered the main confectioner of sweet delicacies in Saint-Petersburg. In 2017, the historical buildings of the enterprise were demolished.
TravelSupermarket has published a Top-100 Cities In The World For a Healthy Holiday list. It includes St.Petersburg and Moscow!
The compilers of the list took into account several factors, including the number of sunny days, the number of parks and fitness centers, as well as health food stores in the city. As a result, the rating was headed by Paris. The top five also includes Thailand's Chiang Mai and Pattaya resorts, Vancouver in Canada, and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona. Moscow was placed 34th, and St.Petersburg - 72nd. Russian cities outscored such important travel landmarks as Melbourne, Sydney and Venice.
Nelli Nedre, St.Petersburg-based designer of her own brand, named NNedre, and students from the OM school of skills, have created a collaborative collection of clothes. It includes sweatshirts, T-shirts, dresses and other products.
"Kids have invented all the clothes themselves, and the team of our brand helped them in implementing their ideas,” NNedre representatives said. Clothes from the collaboration can be purchased at the NNedre's store in St. Petersburg (Baskov Lane, 29). Raised money will be transferred to the “Special Friend” fund, which helps injured and sick dogs.
In the autumn of 2018 NNedre together Noplasticitsfantastic (a local environmental project), released reusable eco-bags and shopper bags made from remainings of fabrics used in clothing production.
The festival of short films named "Nordic Shorts" will be held in the Moscow Center for Documentary Cinema and St. Petersburg's cinema "Rodina".The program of the event includes five fiction and one documentary film from the Nordic countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway. All of the films were presented at the largest international film festivals. Among the participants there is “Kayani” by Finnish Michael Marignac about his brother and sister, who are returning from France to Finland to meet with his father, obsessed with ideas about UFOs, as well as “Tiger” - a film about growing up by Mikko Millillahti. Viewers will see a black humour comedy named "Swedish Classic" and the a noir movie by a Norwegian director named "The Watcher." In addition, the festival will showcase "Juck", a movie by Ulrika Bandeira, Julia Humpert and Olivia Castebing.
Shows will begin on January 17th and will run until April 15th. Tickets will be available on cinema websites.
The exhibition of Japanese artist and singer Yoko Ono will be held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) in the autumn of 2019. The exhibition was named “The Sky Is Always Clear”, it will be held from October 1 to November 24 as part of the XIV International Festival-School of Contemporary Art “Territory”.
This exhibition will reveal the main elements of Yoko Ono's artistic practices and will tell, how the artist answered the question about the meaning of art and its political and social engagement. The central element of the exhibition will be the "Instructions", a series of her works, the first of which appeared in the 1960s.
On December 16, the Gazprom-Arena football stadium on Krestovsky Island hosted a hockey match between the national hockey teams of Russia and Finland.
Attendance of the game was about 81 thousand spectators, which broke the Veltins-Arena record in Gelsenkirchen, Germany where the hockey game between national teams of Germany and the United States at this stadium was visited by 77.8 thousand spectators.Earlier, Nikolai Egorenko, technical director of the stadium on Krestovsky Island, said that the authorities of the stadium used cocktail ice to prepare the arena for the match. The frozen granules were put in the hockey box and filled with water
St. Petersburg's authorities are nearly done with the Christmas decorations for this holiday season. Last Sunday, works were completed on the Palace Square.The installation of the main Christmas tree of the city began on December 10. The lights on the tree are now lit, a couple of decorated light installations are also installed near the Winter Palace.
The official opening of the Holiday Season will be held on the Palace Square on December, 22, when Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa Claus, comes to the city from his residence in Velikiy Ustuyg.
Mariinsky Theatre will host a performance by Sergey Polunin, a worldwide ballet renomee in February 2019.
In the first part of the show, Polunin will perform in a one-act ballet named "Fake Smile" by Ross Freddie Ray to the music of the Polish instrumental ensemble Kroke.
The ballet dancer will also perform a performance named "Sacre", which was set exclusively for him to the music of Igor Stravinsky by a Japanese dancer and choreographer Yuko Oishi.
At the age of 17, Polunin was admitted to the London Royal Ballet troupe, two years later he became the troupe’s prime minister, but after a few years he left London for Russia.
Tickets for the show will be available shortly on Mariinsky's web-site.
In December, three new exhibitions will be opened in Erarta Museum of Modern Art on Vasilievsky Island.
Mikhail Zvyagin's "Black Water", Sergei Kichigin's "Winter Geometry" and Sergey Chechin's "Button and Modernism".
Zvyagin's paintings will be exposed to the public from December 6, Kichigin's (every guest will receive a snowflake photo by Sergei as a gift) - from December 12. On the same day, Andrei Chezhin's exhibition will be opened in Erarta. This artist has created objects and photo collages, in which he imitated the most remarkable techniques of iconic modernist artists. The organizers call this project a “postmodern textbook on modernism.” At the end of November, three more exhibitions were opened in the museum: “White: Catching Evil Beasts” by Alexander Starostin, “Organized optimism” by Alexei Lantsev, a Moscow based artist and “Cube Metamorphoses” by architect Vladimir Antoshchenkov.
In Finnish Vaalimaa, Tzar Outlet Village was opened. It is located 500 meters from the Vaalimaa (Torfyanovka) border checkpoint. The outlet is styled as an Empire-architecture village. There are around 20 stores in the village, offering discounts from 30% to 70% to their customers. In addition, buyers can ask for TAX Free receipts.
Tzar Outlet Village was opened at the end of November, it includes both Finnish and international brands: Armani, Flavio Castellani, Osprey London.The complex has restaurants serving Asian, Italian and American cuisine. The outlet village is open from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and from 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends. More detailed information is presented on the website of the centre.
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