HOTEL OF THE WEEK
Luxurious Rocco Forte's Hotel Astoria, St. Petersburg, captures the essence of Russia with an authentic experience steeped in comfort and elegance. Rocco Forte's five-star tribute to sophisticated travelling reflects the noble history of St. Petersburg, with interiors scrupulously designed to recreate the grandeur synonymous with this historic city. Hotel Astoria occupies an unrivalled setting in St. Isaac's Square at the hub of St. Petersburg's vibrant city Centre. St. Isaac's Cathedral stands opposite Hotel Astoria, and the renowned Hermitage Museum is only a short walk away.
28.06.2014Manifesta, the roving European Biennial of Contemporary Art, is a European pan-regional contemporary cultural biennale. The exhibition and program will take place 28 June – 31 October, 2014.
RESTAURANT OF THE WEEK
The interior in the «BELLINI» is mysterious and simple, very elegant and aristocratically reserved, marginal and monumental at the same time. The traditional arrangement of the hall including such elements as haut-reliefs, paintings in the Renaissance style, a big fireplace intricately corresponds to using modern materials and to the author’s design.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has revealed the logo for the 2018 World Cup in Russia – with the help of a crew of cosmonauts.
The most famous computer game –Tetris – was created by Russian programmer Alexei Pazhitnov in 1985. The game, first available in the Soviet Union, appeared in the West in 1986.
Russia has some of the best art institutions in the world, like Bolshoi Theater and Pushkin Art Gallery in Moscow, and Mariinsky Theater and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg
VENUE OF THE WEEK
Grand Duke Vladimir Palace was the last imperial palace to be constructed in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. It was designed by a team of architects (Vasily Kenel, Aleksandr Rezanov, Andrei Huhn, Ieronim Kitner, Vladimir Shreter) for Alexander II's son, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Construction work lasted from 1867 to 1872.