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Re-Opening of Pavilion Hall at Hermitage with Peacock Clock

Re-Opening of Pavilion Hall at Hermitage with Peacock Clock

After a renovation of 6 weeks, the Pavilion Hall featuring the infamous Peacock Clock has re-opened. The Peacock Clock, the biggest automatic moving timepiece in the world, has been one of the Hermitage’s famous symbols. James Cox of Britain, a famous jeweler from the 1770’s built the clock and sold […]

Navigation Season in St Petersburg 2016

Navigation Season in St Petersburg 2016

St Petersburg, the Northern capital of Russia, from the very beginning was constructed as a port on the Baltic Sea. Peter the Great, the founder of the city, was so anxious to have a port on the Baltic that he even prohibited the construction of bridges across the Neva River […]

Russian Easter 2016

Russian Easter 2016

Russia is a unique, unpredictable country, and the largest country in the world. Russia has more than 150 nations living in it, all of them with their own traditions, languages and customs. Russia is full of surprises and paradoxes, which astonish even Russians themselves! People even joke, that in our […]

New Members of the St Petersburg Zoo

New Members of the St Petersburg Zoo

On March 15th, 2016, three lion cubs were born in the Leningradsky Zoo in St Petersburg. The parents are lions Adam and Tasya, and the babies were born in captivity. It is the first time in more than 20 years that baby lions were born in St Petersburg, and the […]

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