Elisseeff Emporium in St. Petersburg is a large retail and entertainment complex, including a famous food hall, constructed in 1902–1903 for the Elisseeff Brothers. Located at 56 Nevsky Prospekt, the complex consists of three buildings, although the corner one is the structure that is referred to as Elisseeff’s store or shop. Designed by architect Gabriel Baranovskii, it is one of most striking examples of St. Petersburg Art Nouveau architecture, although at the time of its construction the building was considered controversial.
In the historical part of St. Petersburg, near metro station Pushkinskaya and Zvenigorodskaya is the shopping center Neptune. The main feature of this shopping and entertainment center is that its membership includes a unique aquarium. It was opened in April 2006 and for 8 years enjoyed the attention of residents and guests of the Northern capital of Russia.
A town church of the Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky (Pskov-Caves) Monastery situated at this place before. In the late 1880s, the land was purchased by Kiev Pechersk Lavra, and a house church was arranged in the town church.
Park Of The 300th Anniversary Of St. Petersburg is located in the northwestern part of the city. One of the largest urban parks was founded in 1995 and is the youngest Park of St. Petersburg. In celebration of the three hundredth anniversary of the city in the Park were planted a symbolic number of trees, 300 Apple trees, 300 of valuable species, 300 ornamental shrubs. In the Park there are other trees, but in a different quantity.
“Ploshchad Vosstaniya” is a station on the Kirovsko-Vyborgskaya Line of Saint Petersburg Metro. It is one of the system's original stations, opening on November 15, 1955. It is a deep underground pylon station at 58 m depth. The main surface vestibule is situated on Vosstaniya Square, which gives its name to the station.
Soups play the most important role in the country. They can be easily divided in the groups:
- cold, chilly soups: okroschka (based on national drink “Kvas”, made of fermented rye bread and tastes like a ginger beer)
- vegetable soups: veggie borsch (beetroot soup) or shchi (cabbage soup)
- meat soups: solyanka (spicy meat soup – made of variety of meat with girkins, tomato, olives and a slice of lemon)
- fish soup – ukha and lots of others…
Despite the political attitude, personal age, any Russian believes the Victory Day is the greatest holiday.
On the eve the 70th anniversary the greatest desire is to talk about the Victory day, so meaningful for the Russians. What’s the holiday essence for the Russians?
“Perestroika” is a period in Russian history between 1986-1991.
Perestroika was first proposed by Leonid Brezhnev in 1979, but was launched and actively promoted by Mikhail Gorbachev, who ran the country from 1985 till 1991.
Today we all know, bistro is a small café with reasonable prices and quick service, but how did the word “bistro” come into being?
There hundreds of different stories and legends behind this word. I am going to tell you the one, popular in my country.
Today, "Potyomkin (or Potemkin) village stands for something insubstantial. It means something that appears elaborate and impressive but in actual fact lacks substance. But how did such name come into being?
Today our world stands poised on a plateau of mediocrity. With each step we take we bemoan our descent from the glorious heights of the past or we bask in their memory. Either way, we inevitably risk a perilous slide to oblivion if we cannot locate ouselves in the great continuum of history in a meaningful manner.