Thursday, November 27, 2014
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History of St. Petersburg Museum: Rumyantsev Mansion




By Michele A. Berdy

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By Ali Sar
The St. Petersburg Times

With The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King poised to open at major markets around the world, Russian animators are drawing attention in entertainment circles.

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By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Most Russian bands have canceled their Ukrainian tours, fearing a backlash from Russian authorities, but ever-defiant St. Petersburg veteran rock band Televizor made a statement by performing at a concert called No to War! with two Ukrainian bands in Kiev on Nov. 16. Now back in the city, Televizors frontman Mikhail Borzykin an outspoken opponent against Russias involvement in Ukraine is getting ready for a local show in support of his bands record re-release at Backstage on Sunday, Nov. 29.

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By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

Visitors to St. Petersburg are often surprised when they see the Savior on the Spilled Blood church abutting the Griboyedov Canal a short walk from Nevsky Prospekt. Amidst its European surrounding, this homage to Russian culture is distinctly out of place. Yet its purpose in Peters city is a reminder of a pivotal point in Russian history that precipitated the end of the Romanov dynasty.



Thursday, Nov. 27

The Customs and Transportation Committee for AmCham meets this morning at 9 a.m. in their office on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.

Tickets are still available for local KHL team SKA St. Petersburgs showdown with Siberian club Metallurg Novokuznetsk tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Ice Palace outside the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. Tickets can be purchased on the teams website, at the arena box office or in their merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.

Celebrate one of Russian literatures most tragic figures during Blok Days, a two-day celebration of the 134th anniversary of the poets birthday. The tragic tenors work, which led to writer Maxim Gorky to hail him as Russias greatest living poet before his death in 1921, will be recited and meetings and discussions about his contributions to the Silver Age of literature in St. Petersburg will be discussed in the confines of his former residence.

Friday, Nov. 28

Join table game aficionados at the British Book Centers Board Game Evening. Held every Friday at 5 p.m., aficionados and amateurs alike can come take part in a variety of different games that test ones intellect and cunning.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Cats, dogs, birds, rodents and reptiles are just some of the things that will walk and crawl at Lenexpo convention center this weekend as part of Zooshow, a two-day exhibition featuring not only mans best friends but a four-legged fashion show, as well as a food fair that will help pet owners find out more about which kibbles are best for their hungry pets.

Sunday, Nov. 30

Remember the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Russo-Finnish war in 1939 during todays reenactment titled Winter War: How it Was. More than 200 people will take part in recreating the opening salvoes of the battle for the north in Kamenka, a small village situated between Vyborg and St. Petersburg, using authentic equipment and vintage vehicles from the era. The faux battle begins at 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

Serbia filmmaker Emir Kusturica is the featured guest this evening at the Lensovet Palace of Culture the Petrograd Side. Fans of the director will get the chance to watch his movie Black Cat, White Cat, as well as ask questions about his award-winning filmography. Tickets for the event, which starts at 7 p.m., start at 2,000 rubles ($42.50).

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Today is the final day of Takoy Festival, a three-week program of plays based on the works of Dostoevsky, Remarque and other famed European writers, whose work is transcribed for theatrical performances. Tonights festival finale is Fathers and Sons, a two-act drama staged by the Novosibirsk Academic Drama Theater based on Turgenevs classic about familial relations.

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