Hotel Vera & St Petersburg News

May 19, 2017

May in St Petersburg, Russia

May 1 May Day – Workers worldwide celebrate this (Labor Day) honoring the workers who have united as unions and gained powerful rights. In 1917, Vladimir […]
May 8, 2017
Palace Square in St Petersburg Russia - Summer

News for May 2017

The Season is open! The first launch of Petrodvorets fountains and the official opening of the Summer Season of fountains in Peterhoff are two different events. […]
May 5, 2017
Russian Soldiers - including women

May Day – Russian Women Warriors

Maria Bochkareva started the movement to begin “all women” battalions in Russia. In 1914, Maria was escaping an abusive husband and petitioned Nicholas II, who was […]
April 16, 2017

St Petersburg News for March – April 2017

Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817). St. Petersburg Architect Giacomo Quarenghi came to St. Petersburg at the age of 36 at the invitation of Catherine II. According to his […]