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Visa-Free Ferry Trip Helsinki to St. Petersburg

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 14, 2013
Ferry Princess_Anastasia

The St. Peter Line company offers visa-free trips from St. Petersburg to Helsinki or vice versa for a relaxing good time. Cruises take place at any time, but peak time cruises usually take place in the months of July and August when the temperatures are warm and the skies are at their bluest.

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White Nights Festival

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 4, 2012
White Nights Festival in St Petersburg

The White Nights Festival of St Petersburg is famous throughout the world. The White Nights themselves are caused by St Petersburg’s latitude – the summertime days are long, and you can party with your friends and enjoy the light nights.

As well as informal gatherings, the White Nights are associated with a series of festivals, and high art and culture.

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Easter holiday in Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 27, 2012
Easter celebration in Russia

Easter, or Paskha, is the biggest holiday in the Russian Orthodox calendar. It’s important both for devout Christians and for others who simply enjoy joining in the celebrations. In 2014, the Easter Holiday in Russia is on Sunday, 20th April.

Traditionally, Russians believe that on Easter, Jesus walks on the earth and mixes with the ordinary people, while the Devil is consigned to hell. To honour Jesus, rich people treat the less well-off to a meal, and everyone visits their friends and relatives.

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