The first International Shool
for children from 2 to 10 years.
We teach all classes in English.
Tel.: 952-40-52, 717-02-18
150 Nevskiy Pr.
DERZHAVIN INSTITUTE. Russian Language School
Morning & Evening Groups
Every Thursday at 3 p.m. (Free)
Russian Craft Lessons
Excellent souvenir from St. Petersburg - hand-made matreshka.
Tel.: +7-812-740-19-26 Fontanka emb.118 www.derzhavin.com
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