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Mariinsky Theatre in Japan. The biggest in the theatre's history tour across countries of the Asia-Pacific Region will last one month. The diverse program include the Russian and foreign classical music, among which are compositions of Sergey Prokofiev and Dmitry Shostakovich. Already today the Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, under the supervision of Valery Gergiev, will perform the dramatic symphony of Hector Berlioz "Romeo et Juliette".
On 27th of August the open-air space of the "New Holland" will be reopened for the public. During the two days of celebration the variety of activities will be organized on the island. The program includes the exposition of the contemporary art museum "Garage" under the name "Sensitive experiences", and the performance of the street orchestra "Mosbras". Visitors will be able to enjoy the concert of the "The Symphonic Cinema" and Yuriy Kasparyan. They will perform unique covers on the famous Russian band "Kino". The massive light show will be held in the end of the first day of the celebration.
The Moscow's Department of Information Technologies has developed the analogue application to the Pokemon Go game. The new application can be found under the name "Get To Know Moscow.Photo", where users, in order to achieve something in the game, follow the same action pattern as users of Pokemon Go. The task of the new application is to find and make selfies with the historical figures scattered across Moscow city, among which are: Yuri Gagarin, Alexander Pushkin, Peter Tchaikovsky, Mikhail Lomonosov, Ivan the Terrible, Peter I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich.
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.