The Lumiere Brothers Photography Center (Moscow, Russia) presents an exhibition of Harry Benson, known for his photographs of The Beatles of 1964-1966. It was these years that became the most important for the entire career of the Liverpool Four, the most productive and successful.
The exposition will include iconic shots of the Beatles. Among them, the Pillow Fight (1964), included in the list of 100 Most Influential Photos by Time magazine.
In addition to the pictures of the Liverpool four, the exposition consists of portraits of famous people of the 1960-1990s - politicians, athletes, musicians, actors.

The exhibition will be open until January 19, 2020.


In September, 279 fairs are organized in the Moscow region; which can be purchased food, clothes, dishes, toys, artisans and much more. 
At the fair, the farms and producers of 38 Russian regions and near abroad will be presented. 
Guests of the fairs will be able to take part in masterclasses and competitions, attend concerts, children’s shows, and tastings.


Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (Saint Petersburg, Russia) presents an exhibition of iconic works by Mario Testino – the legend of fashion-photography. The exhibition presents Testino’s works done in the last two decades.
Here you can see the cover 7th Madonna’s studio album Ray of Light, a portrait of Lady Gaga, candid nudes of Demi Moore and Gisele Bündchen, photo of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger as well as much more.
The exhibition will be open until September, 29th.


Saint Petersburg restores from the Agio company complete recovery of sculptures from the Rostral columns. Allegorical figures of men and women symbolize Russian rivers Neva, Volga, Volkhov, and Dnieper.
Joseph Cumberlin and Jacques Thibault created these sculptures in the early 19th century. Last time they were renovated in 2003, in honor of the 300th anniversary of Saint Petersburg. Since then restoration solutions partially lost, and water started to get into the defects, breaking stone. Also, Rostral columns experience a lot of stress from tourists and traffic flow.
Sculpture restoration work began in May and will be completed by the middle of September.


Today in the Manege Hall of the Small Hermitage, a large-scale archaeological exhibition “Gods, People, Heroes” was opened, organized jointly with the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii. Visitors will be able to see the works of ancient art from Pompeii and Herculaneum. These cities were completely destroyed in the I century as a result of the eruption of Vesuvius. Guests will see more than 200 items: murals, mosaics, sculptures made of bronze and marble, objects made of glass and ceramics, bronze products.

The exhibition will be open until June, 23rd.


Ginza Project presented their concept of abandoned greenhouses renewal in the Tavrichesky Garden on the corner of Potemkina and Shpalernaya streets. Being destroyed for many years since the Soviet era, with an area of more than 26 thousand square meters. the space will be radically rebuilt and transformed into a modern public space with recreational, educational and gastronomic zones. The place is still seen as a concept, however local authorities are looking into developing this concept into a real project.


Dumskaya street will make a pedestrian zone on weekends and public holidays. The decision was made by the administration of the Central District of St. Petersburg. "Pedestrian Zone" and "Parking is prohibited" signs will be installed across the street, these will be valid along the entire length of the street.
This street was known for the pubs and nightclubs located on it, and this decision was quite reasonable, officials said.


On April 12th, in the Benois Wing of Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, an exhibition of works of Russian art will be opened: the Paleevic family, the Berezovsky family and the Naumov family will showcase their private collections to the public.
These collections began to take shape more than 40 years ago, even during the Soviet times.
The public will be able to see paintings, graphics, sculptures, applied art and numismatics, including works by Aivazovsky, Bakst, Vrubel, Kustodiev, Petrov-Vodkin and Repin.The exhibition will run until June 10, so do not hesitate to visit the Benois Wing when in the Russian Museum!


On April, 11th, in the Lower Park of Peterhof, the technical launch of fountains was held. Shortly before that, a snowfall covered St. Petersburg and its suburbs.
Weather forecasters noted that “winter has returned to the city for a couple of hours”.
Numerous eyewitnesses have shared on social networks unusual photos of working fountains partly covered with snow. Peterhof's authorities noted that that all fountains will begin work on April 27, and on May 18 the traditional Spring Fountain Festival will be held.
Spring came to St. Petersburg in mid-March - the air temperature does not fall below zero anymore. Despite this, on March 26 and April 8 snowflakes covered the city.


Now, on arrival to St. Petersburg, international passengers will be able to purchase electronics, accessories, alcohol, tobacco, and many other goods at a new Duty Free Shop.
The variety of the new store includes products of world's most famous brands, such as Bacardi, Henessy, Johny Walker, Maccalan, Moet & Chandon, Lindt, Godiva, Dolce and Gabbana, Lancome, Chloe, Burberry, Versace, Gucci, Boss.
A grand total of 19 duty-free outlets, including the Walkthrough Duty Free and Duty Free Express in the zone of international departure after border control, now operate at Pulkovo.


Russian Railways will launch brand-new high speed Sapsan trains with an updated interior in honor of the ten-year high-speed train launch in Russia this winter.
So far, the updated design of the train is at the development stage, while already in December the improved train have to start running.
When updating the interior, Russian Railways will take into account most of the passengers' proposals. 
However the design is still being kept in secret, it is known that additional sockets will be added, the brightness and color of the lighting will change, and the seats will become more comfortable. In addition, Russian Railways plan to build new private areas inside the cars, and the tenth car will feature a playroom for children.


In November 2019, Fashion House Outlet Center St. will be opened at the intersection of St. Petersburg's Ring Road (KAD) and Tallinnskoye Shosse Highway. 

With an area of nearly 20 thousand square metres, this outlet will host 120 Russian and international brands, as well as numerous restaurants and cafes.
The project is connected to Fashion House Group. This company has announced their plans to build an outlet since 2010, however the deadlines were shifted several times.
The places in the new outlet will be occupied by Trussardi, Guess, US Polo, Adidas, Reebok, Tom Tailor, Lacoste, Incanto, Ralf Ringer, Henderson, Baon and other brands. Discounts on their products will range from 30 to 70%.


Yesterday an ice-drift began on the Neva River - the river opened up from the ice, it is being blown downstream. 

Weather forecasters expect the Neva to be completely free of ice within three to five days. After this, the ice drift will begin on Lake Ladoga.

Due to the sudden changes in temperature, the water level in the Neva can rise by 10 centimetres.


Today the library “On Stremyannaya” (Stremyannaya street, 20) will host the festival of urbanism “Petersburg. Life." The event will last until April 2.

The participants will discuss the development trends of the city and talk about urban culture, architecture, transport, street art.

The program of the event will include lectures, discussions and master classes with the participation of historians, architects and artists.The lectures will be delivered by the associate professor of SPSUASU Anton Smirnov, the teacher of the Institute of Design and Urbanism at ITMO Varvara Lymar, local historian Mikhail Uvarov, art historian Dmitry Pilikin and other speakers.

They will talk about Leningrad architecture, urbanism, monuments and street art. In addition, the library will open the exhibition “Petersburg. Looking urban." Visitors will see photos of St. Petersburg and a project for the improvement of Konyushennaya Square.


From 5 to 7 April St. Petersburg's Sevcable Port creative cluster will hold the exhibition called "World of Architecture and Design", organized by the magazine "Project Baltia". 

The expo program will consist of a joint French-Russian exhibition of young architects, master classes and lectures on architecture and design. Also in the cluster will hold a furniture market.

More information is available on the event's website, where you can also buy tickets for the event. In addition, starting from April the 1st, the studio from the Society of Young Architects will start working in the space. There will be classes in architecture, engineering and graphics, the program is designed for children aged 5 to 10 years. Schedule is published on the project's website


A large-scale exhibition of Frida Kahlo opened again in St. Petersburg - and it is again up at the Faberge Museum. Some of the paintings of famous Mexican artists were also shown in  2016 exhibition. This year, however, the organizers, emphasize that the exhibition consists of two independent retrospectives of artists who will unite only in the central halls.


On March 24, a new skate park with an area of 600 square meters in the Sevcable Port cluster on Vasilyevsky Island will be opened. 

The central figure of the space will be an 11-meter functional figure for tricks, resembling a figure from Tampa Park in Florida. 

The skate park is designed not only for professionals, but also for beginners - many figures are sharpened in flat for beginners and skate schools. Admission is free, on days free from activities, skaters will be able to ride throughout the territory of Sevcable Port.


On the roof of the Palma mansion on Pirogov pereulok, where the Solaris Lab café used to be, "Nebo I Vino" café & bar was opened. The institution was launched by Dmitry Mironov - co-owner of the “Tsvetochki” and “Sidreria” bars. The main attraction here would be  one of the best terraces in the city with a great view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral and St. Petersburg's rooftops.

Address: Pirogov pereulok, 18


Russian government has approved the construction of high-speed railway from Moscow to Nizhny Novgorod.
The cost of the transport way is estimated at 621.5 billion rubles, of which 200 billion will be allocated from the budget, and Russian Railways will provide 200 billion RUB more. The rest of the money will come from private investors. It is possible that the authorities will decide to extend the route to Kazan, then the costs will increase to 1.7 trillion rubles.


A large-scale reconstruction is taking place in the building of Vasileostrovsky Market on Bolshoi Prospekt on Vasilyevsky Island. A modern food market for 2,000 people will soon be opened in a historic building. The organizers have not yet named their names, but it is known that a major supplier of foods is involved in the reconstruction, as well as specialists who have previously worked in major restaurant companies (Ginza, Food Retail Group, Italy Group).
The market space will be divided into several zones. In one of them, the agricultural market will continue to operate, and another will feature panoramic gastromarket will appear with corners from restaurant projects and gastroenthusiasts. A bakery, a pizzeria and a coffee shop will be inside. There also be space for summer festivals and parties in the courtyard. In addition, in the market will earn a cheese factory will be opened. 

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