Hotel Vera

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FEBRUARY 2018

Events in February 2018

Winter fairwell or Maslenitsa Carnival is one of few folk celebrations that come from pagan ages. It doesn’t have a fixed date and is being held on the last week before Great Fasting of the orthodox calendar. On the Sunday of February 18th people will have outdoor parties with singing, dancing, jesters, blintzes and street fairs either in the city (Petropavlosvkaya fortress and Elagin Island), or outside of it in the parks of Pavlovsk, Peterhof, Gatchina. Join in!

Russia - my history

A new project dedicated to Russian history was launched in December. It’s called «Russia - my history» and covers the period from IX century to the present. It’s quite a unique project, because lots of information technology like projectors, screens, panels and the like have been used there. Pictures, old photos, documents, articles about history, videos and a lot of other multimedia stuff are available so that the visitors can actually see, feel and perhaps even understand the history of our Motherland. The exhibition takes place in a new museum. You can learn about Rurikovichs dynasty, Romanovs dynasty, and XX century. All those issues are represented with modern technologies. The museum provides visitors with loads of images and videos to make it easier to get the information and plunge into the atmosphere of the distant past and even get the sense of travelling in time.

 

The museum is located near Park Pobedy metro station on Basseinaya street 31. It’s open from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 till 20.00. Free admission until the 1st of April

 

From Vera Hotel on foot or by trolley bus to Ploshad Vosstania metro station, then to Park Pobedy metro station, then about ten minutes on foot to Basseinaya street 31.

February 10 Pushkin Memorial day

This year 10 February marks 181 years since the greatest Russian poet was killed in a duel. Pushkin Memorial Museum has prepared some traditional events for that special date. On that day the visitors to the museum might walk the way Pushkin contemporaries did in 1837. There will be two excursions: a bus trip to the place where the duel happened and the other from Pushkin’s flat to The Saviour’s Church where he was given last rites. Ceremonial meeting and performance of students of Theatrical Institute will take place in concert hall of the museum. The event begins at 12.00. Free admission.

 

From Vera Hotel by trolleybus №5, №7, №11 to the Moyka river Embankment, then 10 minutes on foot along the embankment to the house , then 10 minutes on foot along the embankment to the house № 12.

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