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The Colonnade of St. Isaac's Cathedral

(01.05 - 31.10.2018)
You have to climb more than 200 steps to get to the Colonnade of St.Isaac's Cathedral. It offers truly magnificent views of the Neva, St. Isaac's and Palace Square, Admiralty, Winter Palace, Spas-on-the-Blood and other famous sights.

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Peterhof is one of the world's most famous palace-park ensembles

The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place.

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"Diaghilev P.S." International Festival of Arts

The festival, founded in the year of the 100th anniversary of Sergei Diaghilev’s Les Saisons Russes, annually presents the most symbolic and innovative works of various genres of art, opens up new talents, and promotes the cultural exchange between Russia and other countries. In 2018, the festival will present a special program “PETIPA P.S.” for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marius Petipa. During the festival, the new versions of Marius Petipa famous ballets such as “The Nutcracker”, “Giselle”, “Coppélia”, and “Paquita” will be presented.

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The Bronze Horseman

Commissioned by Catherine the Great, the monument was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet in 1782. The second name, the Bronze Horseman, comes from the same name poem written by Aleksander Pushkin in 1833.

The monument symbolizes the Russian victory over Sweden in the Northern War (1700-1721): the snake symbolizes a defeated enemy, the horse symbolizes Russia.

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Kazan Cathedral

Cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady of Kazan, probably the most venerated icon in Russia

Kazan Cathedral is one of the largest cathedrals in Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1801-1811 by the architect Andrey Voronikhin by order of Emperor Paul I who wanted the cathedral to resemble St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

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Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

This church was built on the site where tsar Alexander II was assassinated

This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was severely wounded and died in March 1881. The church was built from 1883 till 1907. The construction was funded by the imperial family.

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