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FESTIVAL OF HISTORICAL GARDENS IN TSARITSINO

05 August 2022

From August 19th to 28th, a Festival of Historical Gardens will be held in Tsaritsino estate. Five years ago, the museum-reserve invited landscape architects and designers to its park for the first time, who created an exhibition of park miniatures from different countries and eras.
MUSEUM-APARTMENT OF THE FAMOUS BALLERINA OPENED IN MOSCOW

28 July 2022

A museum-apartment of the greatest contemporary ballerina Maya Plisetskaya has opened in Moscow. The permanent exhibition features more than a thousand unique items that tell about the great creative path and personal life of Maya Plisetskaya.

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DID YOU CELEBRATE THE BIRTHDAY OF VODKA?

09 August 2022

The 31st of January is considered the birthday of vodka. On this day in 1865 Dmitry Mendeleev presented his famous doctoral thesis "On the combination of alcohol with water." The document is kept in the museum of the great scientist - at the Saint- Petersburg State University. Mendeleev is called the father of Russian vodka.

An interesting legend was associated with vodka in the Soviet Union. Once Stalin, at a meeting with polar explorers, asked them what kind of alcoholic drinks they drink on long winter nights in the north. They joked that there is a tradition of diluting pure alcohol to a volume that matches the parallel on which they are. This is how a vodka with 56% ABV appeared because Moscow is located on this parallel!

This and many other interesting stories you can hear in the Vodka Museum in Saint-Petersburg which you can visit with MIR Travel Company. The museum contains a huge number of different types of vodka, nalivkas and other time-honored Russian drinks. Na zdorovie!