Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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By Olga Kalashnikova
The St. Petersburg Times

This autumn St. Petersburg hosts the fifth Nordic Weeks, the joint initiative of five countries Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. Through Oct.10, local residents and businesses will have an opportunity to learn more about their Nordic neighbors. During these days, in close cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers, every country presents its unique features.

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By Irina Titova
The St. Petersburg Times

The 16th exhibition of British education, Education UK, will be held at St. Petersburgs Corinthia St. Petersburg Hotel on October 7. The exhibition organized by the British Council will introduce 50 educational institutions of the United Kingdom which will feature their programs of middle, higher and business education, as well as short-term language courses and vacation programs for children and adults.

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By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

A St. Petersburg venue has canceled a concert by Russian rock legend Andrei Makarevich last week, amid other cancellations across Russia, following his anti-war statements and a concert for refugees' children in Ukraine. Makarevich was scheduled to perform at the Jagger club with local jazz musician Ildar Kazakhanov. The set, called Jazz Transformations consisting of Makarevich songs rearranged by Kazakhanov premiered at JFC Jazz Club in February.

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By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

Anyone who has spent any time in St. Petersburg knows that the city is a constant victim of its climate. The rapidly shifting weather of the Baltic region is well-known to its inhabitants and one is often advised to have an umbrella and sunglasses within reach at all times.

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By Michele A. Berdy

: cheer up! .

Photo: Nikolay Shestakov / for SPT


By Olivia Capozzalo
The St. Petersburg Times

This weekend saw the return of the Bolshoi Drama Theater, or BDT, several years after the renowned theaters closure for renovation and restoration. The event took place in two parts. The first, which occurred on Friday, featured the celebratory un-masking or un-wrapping of the newly renovated BDT building on the Fontanka. The second part, on Sunday September 28th (also the 99th anniversary of Tovstonogovs birth), was a quieter affair inside the theater itself, more focused on the cultural and artistic history of the theater and its many members across the eras.



Wednesday, Oct. 1

The St. Petersburg International Innovation Forum 2014 kicks off today at Lenexpo, where it will be presenting the latest and greatest ideas until Oct. 3. Focusing on economic development and the decisions and measures necessary to encourage development in Russias most important industries, the event is a possibility to discuss the innovations currently available in a variety of fields.

Representatives of the Russian and international media industries arrive in St. Petersburg for the first ever International Media Forum being hosted by the city until Oct. 10. With a variety of events on tap, including workshops, lectures and film screenings, the event plans to reemphasize the citys reputation as the countrys culture capital and as an emerging market and location for the visual arts.

Thursday, Oct. 2

The celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Mikhail Lermontov continues with todays free exhibition in the citys Lermontov Library at 19 Liteiny Prospekt. Titled Under the Rustling Wings, the temporary exhibition will feature the costumes and scenery used in the 1917 production of Lermontovs play The Masquerade, which he wrote in 1835 when he was only 21 years old.

Friday, Oct. 3

Learn more about how to manage and evaluate employee performance during SPIBAs Human Resources Committee meeting this morning on Employee Assessment: Global and Local Trends. Starting at 9:30 a.m., the discussion will touch on such topics as the partnership between HR and business, reliable assessment strategies and more, with Tatiana Andrianova, the head of the SHL Russia and CIS branch in St. Petersburg, as the featured guest. Confirm your participation by Oct. 2 by emailing or calling 325 9091.

AmChams Procurement Committee Meeting is at 9 a.m. this morning in their office in the New St. Isaac Office Center on Ulitsa Yakubovicha.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Wine and cheese lovers will get their chance to revel during Scandinavia Country Club and Spas Wine Market Weekend. Going on today and tomorrow, wining diners can listen to live music, take part in culinary classes and, of course, sample a variety of fine wines from around the world. The cost of admission is 400 rubles ($10.30) for adults and 200 rubles ($5.15) for children.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Look for the latest fall fashions at the Autumn Market today in Freedom Anticafe at 7 Kazanskaya Ulitsa. The minimarket plans to offer clothes more flattering than the puffy jackets that are a staple of the citys cold-weather fashion, while offering the same amount of protection from the biting winds blowing off of the Baltic.

Monday, Oct. 6

SKA St. Petersburg, the citys KHL affiliate, welcomes Slovakian club HC Slovan in a match-up tonight at the Ice Palace near the Prospekt Bolshevikov metro station. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased on the clubs website or in person at either the arenas box office or the clubs merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Learn more about Russias energy industry at the St. Petersburg Energy Forum that begins today and runs through Oct. 10. Attracting industry experts and political and business representatives, the forum plans to welcome more than 350 plus companies and their representatives to discuss the future of Russias largest economic sector.

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