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TALKING SMACK ABOUT UKRAINIANS AND RUSSIANS

By Michele A. Berdy

: Russia and Ukraine, derogatory slang .

UK-RUSSIA YEAR TO GO ON

By Nadia Beard

UK ministers have withdrawn support for this years UK-Russia Year of Culture, announcing plans to boycott the programs events because of Russias annexation of Crimea in March this year,The Herald Scotlandhas reported.


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THE RUSSIAN JFK

By Gus Peters
The St. Petersburg Times

A few minutes walk from Narvskaya metro station on the citys red line stands a towering statue reminiscent of the grander one of Vladimir Lenin in the square in front of Finland Station. The statue near Narvskaya is of Sergey Kirov, one of the most important figures in 20th-century St. Petersburg and one whose death poses one of the greatest what if? questions of all time.



Photo: Jussi Hellsten

GOING WITH THE FLOW IN HELSINKI

By Sergey Chernov
The St. Petersburg Times

Flow Festival, one of the most significant summer festivals of music and art in Finland and northern Europe, opens in Helsinki next month. Held in historic Suvilahti, a former power plant area, from Aug. 8 to 10, it will feature 120 music acts from around the world performing on Flows eight stages. This years highlights include Manic Street Preachers, a veteran Welsh alternative rock band, which released its 12th studio album, Futurology, on July 7, and Slowdive, an English band that reunited earlier this year to perform at a number of summer festivals.


Photo: Igor Talov

HORTI-CULTURAL CAPITAL

By Carolina Starin
The St. Petersburg Times

Breath-taking buildings in pastel hues and elaborately decorated facades are the hallmarks of the extraordinary city that is St. Petersburg. But despite the visual feast of architectural wonders, one cannot help but feel a certain spiritual fatigue from the pronounced lack of greenery found here.




 


ALL ABOUT TOWN

Wednesday, July 30


SPIBA continues their series of Look@It tours, which focus on the success stories of major brands in the St. Petersburg market. Todays event will focus on the Gorky Golf Club and will also be held there. For more details visit spiba.ru



Thursday, July 31


Develop your leadership abilities during a lecture by famous Russian author and coach Radislav Gandapas. The event starts at 9 a.m. at 5 Lodeinopolskaya Ulitsa. The price for entry is 20,500 rubles ($570).


Relax and enjoy a Parisian atmosphere with some romantic and laidback jazz tunes during the Night of French Music at Lenny Jam Cafe, 63 Ligovsky Prospekt. The entrance fee is 250 rubles ($7).


The Womens Business Club is hosting a Beauty Brunch where participants are invited to discuss the latest news in the beauty industry and listen to lectures by professional stylists in the business.



Friday, Aug. 1


Bikers from all around the world will gather to take part in a parade, extreme shows and rock concerts during the International Biker Festival that revs its engines today and runs through Aug. 3 near Olgino Hotel, 4/2 Primorskogo Shosse.


The Peter and Paul Fortress will be turned into an open-air cinema today and tomorrow as part of the 5th International Short and Animation Film Festival. A huge screen across the fortress walls will air short films non-stop with board games, photo sessions and other activities also on offer for visitors. For more information, visit www.opencinemafest.ru



Saturday, Aug. 2


Gatchina Palace Park Museum will host its second annual Night of Light, an impressive audio-visual show across the night sky. Tickets are 600 rubles ($16).


If graphic design is more your thing then check out Illustration Day, where you will be able to visit an exhibition, attend lectures by professionals and even show experts some of your own work. The event starts at noon at Zona Deystvia, 73 Ligovsky Prospekt. The entrance fee is 350 rubles ($10).



Sunday, Aug. 3


History lovers shouldnt miss the chance to see reenactments of World War I battles in Pushkin at noon. Besides exciting war scenes, visitors can enjoy live music, historical costumes, an equestrian show and a fancy-dress parade starting from the Moscow gates.


Garage Sale, the popular and growing flea market where nothing is priced over 500 rubles ($14.11), starts today at noon in Loft-Project Etagi, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt. Be sure to get in early to score a bargain. Entry costs 50 rubles ($1.40)



Monday, Aug. 4


Continue the working week with a calm and steady mind with a free yoga lesson at 7 p.m. in the Bukvoed store at 23A Vladimirsky Prospekt.



Tuesday, Aug. 5


Visit The Romanov Dynasty doll exhibition today, where more than fifty porcelain dolls depicting Russian rulers, and made by Olina Ventzel, will be on show. The exhibition continues through Aug. 31 in Sheremetyev Palace, 34 Fontanka Naberezhnaya.



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