Category Archives: St. Petersburg Attractions

Jewish Heritage Tours in St. Petersburg Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on April 14, 2014

Like many other cities in Europe, the Jewish people have made an outstanding contribution to the cultural life of St. Petersburg. Jews have always lived here, but began to flourish in the city during the reign of Catherine the Great, particularly after she annexed territories with relatively high Jewish populations, and assimilated their citizens into the Russian Empires.

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Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on February 17, 2013
Amber Jewelry Produce

Shopping in St. Petersburg, Russia is an exciting experience for the locals and for tourists. The reason is because there are stores that are in place that are very unique compared to stores in the United States and other places around the world. For instance, there are many jewelry stores in the city center that sell silver, gold, and the coveted amber that is found in Russia.

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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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Train Helsinki to St. Petersburg

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 27, 2012
Train Helsinki St.Petersburg

There’s nothing like being whisked across Europe in a high-speed train. It’s simply the most stylish way to travel, and leaves you invigorated and refreshed when the doors open onto your destination. Allegro trains, from Helsinki to St Petersburg, are the only international speed trains operating to Russia, and a fantastic way to arrive.

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St Petersburg Farmers’ Market

by Natalia Rogachyova on January 18, 2012

If, when you think of Russian food, you think of borscht and not much else, then a trip to a farmers’ market is an essential stop when you’re in St Petersburg.

Farmers’ markets have been common since Soviet times, when they gave shoppers a variety of foods far beyond what was offer in conventional state-run food stores. Although most Russians now do most of their shopping in large supermarkets, they go to markets like Kuznechny when they’re on the lookout for something delicious, fresh and exotic. Stallholders and produce often come from the warmer climes of the Caucasus and Asia, meaning that you’ll find all sorts of items on offer, even during the depths of the Russian winter.  

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