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OLD NEW YEAR... HOW’S THAT?

14 January 2021

On the 13th of January, the Old New Year is celebrated in Russia - a holiday with the traditions of old times and modern habits. The Old New Year appeared in our calendar because of a change in chronology, when the Bolsheviks transferred the country from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one.
CHRISTMAS IN RUSSIA

11 January 2021

Christmas is an important holiday for the Christian world. It is celebrated by both Catholics and Orthodox. By tradition, the Orthodox Christmas is on the 7th of January, while the Catholic and Protestant is on the 25th of December.

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Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg is located in the North-West of Russia. 300 years ago Peter the Great, the first Russian Emperor, founded it as the new capital of the Russian Empire. The city remained the capital of Russia for over 200 years and right now it is the second largest metropolis in the country.

 

St. Petersburg is often called the Northern capital of Russia, the Palmyra of the North, or the Northern Venice. The city is situated on 42 islands that are washed by the waters of 90 rivers, arms of the Neva River, and channels. There are over 300 bridges in St. Petersburg that are an inseparable part of the city view.

 

St. Petersburg is a world cultural phenomenon. Its architectural ensembles created by famous Dutch, Italian, French, and Russian architects, embankments of the Neva River and multiple channels, palaces and parks all leave an unforgettable impression with everyone who comes here.

 

Today St. Petersburg is a large industrial, transportation, scientific and cultural center of Russia with a population of over 5 million people. St. Petersburg has 3 airports and six railway stations, maritime commercial and passenger ports, and a river port. There are about 150 museums in the city, 40 galleries and modern art exhibition halls. Today guests of the city can stay at over 200 hotels of different categories.

 

MIR Travel Company is glad to offer you tours to St. Petersburg and show you the city in all its diversity.