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RUSSIA EASES COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS FOR FOREIGN TOURISTS

16 June 2022

The Operational Headquarters for Preventing the Spread of Coronavirus decided to partly ease epidemiological restrictions on the entry into Russia of foreign tourists arriving by air, as well as through sea checkpoints, from June 14, 2022.
FLOWER FESTIVAL IN ST. PETERSBURG

08 June 2022

From 9 to 11 June, St. Petersburg will host the International Flower Festival. The colorful event will be dedicated to the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter I, the founder of the city. In the very center of the Northern capital, the best florists from different cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Novosibirsk and others) will present their works.

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STUDENT’S DAY IN RUSSIA

25 June 2022

It is probably difficult to find a student in Russia who does not know about the Student's Day and does not celebrate this holiday on 25th January. The history of this holiday dates back to 1755 when exactly on this day the empress Elizabeth signed a decree "On the establishment of the Moscow University", which coincided with St. Tatiana’s day. Since then, Saint Tatiana has been considered the patroness of students. Back then the celebration usually began with a service in the church of the St. Tatiana. This was followed by speeches of the most prominent persons of the time and the distribution of valuable gifts to students. After that the heroes of the day went out into the streets and began their magnificent festivities. It was the empress Elizabeth who became the ancestor of the cheerful traditions of the student holiday. She always celebrated this date solemnly: with noisy fun, open-air merry-makings, beautiful fireworks and hot pancakes that were baked right on the street. Despite the fact that the history of the holiday is rooted in the distant past, traditions have survived till our days. Students in the 21st century still celebrate their holiday noisily and cheerfully the way people used to do it more than a hundred years ago.