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In the beginning of July, the landscape designers and florists will fill the territory of the Muzeon Art Park with unique compositions of natural flowers. An interactive programme of family master-classes will allow young guests and their parents to create their own mini-gardens. The educational activities will introduce visitors to the new trends in floral design and will bring new ideas, which later can be implemented in the private garden, on a balcony or even on the window sill.
In the beginning of June, The Elagin Park is hosting one of the biggest festivals of the street theatres in Europe. For a week, the park becomes the place of the marvelous performances. The variety of professional and creative teams from Russia, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Holland and Poland will show their plays during the event.
The Cinema and Music Festival "Holidays in St. Petersburg" will be held on the Palace Square. The idea of organizing such an event came along with the announcement of a year 2016 - a year of Russian films. The Festival will take place during White Nights from 16th of June till 19th of June.
World famous Peterhof fountains will start running in less than a month. Technical launch is scheduled for April 23rd, whereas the official gala opening will take place on May 21st.
The exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Paintings and Graphic Art From Mexican Collections" became a real success among guests and citizens of St. Petersburg. "Frida Kahlo Retrospective at Faberge Museum" offers 35 paintings of the famous artist, as well as over 100 photographs and costumes.
Leon Bakst exhibition has opened in the Benois Wing of the Russian Museum on February 24th. The exhibition is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist and will run till the end of May
The Telegraph newspaper has recently published a list of 10 most romantic museums in the world. The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, according to British journalists, is the main attraction of one of the most romantic cities.
In the coming year in honor of 125 anniversary of Mikhail Bulgakov more than 400 activities devoted to the famous author are to be held in Moscow.
Excavation works are to start soon right in the heart of Moscow. 14th Wing of the Russian Kremlin will be deconstructed and excavation works will be held on its site. Historians hope to find valuable artifacts and probably even fragments of ancient monasteries.
Winter is at the doorstep and the magic holiday season is coming soon. For those who are planning to visit Russia in this coming season we’d like to recommend several places that are especially beautiful in the winter.
TripAdvisor has recently announced best Russia's restaurants. Acording to this list, St. Petersburg is the best city for gourmets since 6 restaurants on the list are located there.
From 22nd of September to 1st of November, the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art will take place. In 12 years of its existence, this event gained international importance. Now it is recognized as one of the biggest international forums in this field.
The Zoo of Novosibirsk city has been granted a status of the Best Zoo in the country. It covers the territory of 60 hectares and keeps approximately 11 000 animals of 702 different species.
There's a lot to see in Russia. Of course, when you are coming for the first time you cannot miss such famous sites as the Kremlin in Mosow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. But those who have been to Russia before, might be interested in the so-called urban attractions. We would like to share with you several new urban venues to visit in the Russian cities.