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ST. PETERSBURGS CRIMINAL UNDERWORLD

By Galina Stolyarova
The St. Petersburg Times

From gang wars to the avalanche of counterfeit goods this has been the transition that St. Petersburgs criminal underworld has made over the past two decades, according to Andrei Konstantinov, a prominent Russian writer and journalist. The author of the hugely popular Banditsky Petersburg crime series and other detective novels, Konstantinov is also currently serving as an adviser to the governor of St. Petersburg.


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CITY TALES: DIVINE FELINES

By Jonathan Melvin
The St. Petersburg Times

Perhaps it is not as noticeable for St. Petersburg natives but it doesnt take long to realize that this city has an affinity for cats. Those cuddly and sometimes fickle felines permeate almost every aspect of life in this city. Advertisements that dot the citys metro stations love to use cats. In fact, with reference to the placards lining the escalators along that all-too-familiar descent underground, one might recall simple pictures of cats sufficing for what would otherwise be seemingly empty advertising space.


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LIBRARY ESCAPE

By Olga Kalashnikova
The St. Petersburg Times

In many European cities there has been a growing trend towards spending time and meeting people in libraries, and St. Petersburg is not an exception. The 95-year-old Gogol Library onSredneokhtinsky Prospekthas recently undergone renovations and been transformed from an archaic establishment into a modern cultural center.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Thursday, July 24


Liliana Modiliani, a well-known Russian stylist, will talk about choosing clothes that fit during her lecture at 7 p.m. at the Pryamoy Efir art club, 13 Viborgskoe Shosse.



Friday, July 25


Discuss Russias economic and political prospects for 2014 during a Business Breakfast organized by SPIBA at 9.30 a.m. in the Bank Saint-Petersburg office at 64


Malookhtinsky Prospekt.


Start your weekend with adorable miniature pigs at the Squealing Pig festival at 7 p.m. this evening in the Karl & Friedrich restaurant, 15 Iozhnaya doroga, on Krestovsky Island.



Saturday, July 26


Hundreds of brand-new and retro cars, drag and drift shows, test drives and karting are planned for the Avtobum-2014 festival, which will take place in front of the RIO shopping center at 2 Fuchika Ulitsa.


Participants in todays SaniDay Summer competition will impress visitors with their hand-made, unusual and hilarious boats, which will race at the Igora Resort near the 54th kilometer on Priozerskoe Shosse.


Metro Family Day will include both serious lectures for adults and master-classes for children, making the event interesting for the whole family. To participate, come to Kirov Park on Yelagin Island.


Photography will be the focus of todays Photosubbota, which features lectures by famous photographers, meetings with photo schools and studio representatives, and participation in a photography competition. The event starts at noon at Petrokongress, 5 Lodeynopolskaya Ulitsa.


If you like cycling, make sure to visit the Za Velogorod Festival with its retro bike exhibition, market and live music. The second round of the Leningrad Criterium race will also take place during the event at Petrovsky Arsenal in Sestroretsk.



Sunday, July 27


Navy Day will be celebrated with a weapon and military transportation exhibition, self-defense master classes and concerts. The event starts at 1 p.m. in the 300th Anniversary Park of St. Petersburg.



Monday, July 28


Dont miss a chance to see the latest achievements in robotics during the RoboDom interactive show, exhibiting more than 150 robots. The show will be at BUM center, 22/2 Gzhatskaya Ulitsa, until Aug. 3. The entrance ticket costs 350 rubles ($10).



Tuesday, July 29


A video of a Queen concert from 1986 will be shown today at 8 p.m. in Yaschik, 50/13 Ligovsky Prospekt.



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