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Glass Bottles, Cars Banned for Victory Day

Published: May 8, 2014 (Issue # 1809)



  • Cars, as well as glass bottles, will be banned along Nevsky Prospekt for Victory Day celebrations May 9.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Revelers celebrating Victory Day will be unable to buy drinks in glass bottles or park their cars in the city center on May 9, according to a report by Interfax.

For the day, shops located along Nevsky Prospekt and the surrounding streets have been prohibited from selling any drinks in glass containers. Parked cars will also be removed from the central streets before the holiday begins.

“The Department of Consumer Affairs has ordered shops not to sell takeaway drinks in glass containers along Nevsky Prospekt or within 500 meters of the city’s main thoroughfare,” a representative of the Central District Administration told Interfax on Wednesday.

The regional traffic police have announced that motor vehicle will be banned along the entirety of Nevsky Prospekt on Friday from 3.45 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. Earlier in the day, Nevsky Prospekt will be closed between Sadovaya Ulitsa to Admiralteisky Prospekt from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also from 3.45 pm to 6.20 pm, a section of Ligovsky Prospekt near Nevsky and all of Grechesky Prospekt, Ploschad Vosstanya, Ulitsa Zhikovskogo, Ulitsa Radischeva, 2nd Sovetskaya and Dvortsovy Proezd will be closed.

Police have warned drivers that cars parked on these streets will be towed starting late this evening.





 


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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. Petersburg’s 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 team’s website, at the arena box office or in their merchandise store on Nevsky Prospekt.


Celebrate one of Russian literature’s most tragic figures during Blok Days, a two-day celebration of the 134th anniversary of the poet’s birthday. The tragic tenor’s work, which led to writer Maxim Gorky to hail him as Russia’s 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 Center’s 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 one’s 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 man’s 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 today’s 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. Tonight’s festival finale is “Fathers and Sons,” a two-act drama staged by the Novosibirsk Academic Drama Theater based on Turgenev’s classic about familial relations.



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