CULTURAL PROGRAM 25-29 APRIL

  NOTE! Cultural program is not included to the congress registration fee, the participation is completely voluntary and optional

 

We are glad to offer our participants 3 options of the cultural program:

 

Cost

Date

Time
Event
Include
Extra
 
 Basic  50 EUR
 24.04.2018  16:00- 21:00   Dancing Ball in the Konstantinovsky Palace entrance tickets, ballroom dance workshops, performance
transfer - 10 EUR, buffet - 15 EUR
 25.04.2018  10:00- 14:00   City sightseeing  tour with many photo stops, the State Hermitage guided tour, transfer back to the hotel transportation (by touristic bus or minivan), tickets, guiding. Meals,Personal expenses like souvenirs, clothes, etc
Russian Museums 
25 EUR  26.04.2018  19:30- 21:00   Russian Museum visit transportation (by touristic bus or minivan), tickets, guiding. Meals,Personal expenses like souvenirs, clothes, etc
20 EUR  28.04.2018  19:00- 20:30   Faberge Museum visit transportation (by touristic bus or minivan), tickets. Meals,Personal expenses like souvenirs, clothes, etc
20 EUR  29.04.2018  11:00- 14:00   Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral visit transportation (by touristic bus or minivan), tickets, guiding. Meals,Personal expenses like souvenirs, clothes, etc
Russian Theatres 1600-7500 (RUB)  26.04.2018  19:00- 22:00   Mariinsky Theatre, Raymonda ballet  Tickets      
 19:00- 22:00   Mikhailovsky Theater, La Bayadere ballet 
 1600-7500 (RUB)  28.04.2018    
 19:00- 22:00   Mikhailovsky Theatre, Cinderella ballet
 1600-7500 (RUB)  29.04.2018    

 

     The State Hermitage is the largest museum not only of Saint-Petersburg, but of the whole country. It ranks among the 4 largest museums in the world, such as the Louvre in Paris, the National Gallery in London and the Metropolitan Museum in NY. It does not even matter would you prefer paintings or sculptures, beautiful interiors, historical background or applied art; here everyone can find an artwork of particular interest.  There are about 3000000 items on display, so to stand in front of each one for a minute would take you 16 years (12 hours a day). Happily, your licensed and experienced guide has a special 2h route to cover only the pearls of the collection).

     Russian Museum. There are more than 400 000 pieces Russian art here on display. Russian Art  is really unique as it has successfully covered the huge gap in between European Secular Art of Enlightenment and medieval religious art of Moskovian Russia  in 1,5 centuries only! Although the very first secular pictures and sculptures appeared in Russia not until Peter’s the Great times (18th cent) and were quite awkward, by the middle of the 19th century Russian Academy of Fine Arts managed to achieve the same level with the European Academies and eventually came to the very foreground of avant-garde in the beginning of the 20th century. Russian Museum is the best place to trace the development of Russian art from medieval icons to such names as Malevich (his famous Black Square is here on display), Roerich, Vrubel, Filonov  and many others.

      Faberge Museum is really unique: opened recently, in 2013 it is private owned by V. Vekselberg, who managed to acquire an outstanding collection of 3000 items, all had been produced in Russia (19th-20th c), all had been taken out of the country by the immigrants after Russian Revolution of 1917. V. Vekselberg succeeded to purchase the collection of 9 imperial Easter Eggs from M. Forbes’ family. These 9 and 4 more ester eggs, splendid interiors, icons, pictures, items of stone carving, silverware and many more are on display here. No doubt, Faberge Museum definitely worth seeing!

      Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral is probably the most recognizable "Russian" building in our city, spiritual highlight of the tour. Built at the very end of the 19th century, it turned into a monument to assassinated Russian emperor Alexander II, and also became the biggest museum of mosaic art in the world (more than 7000 m2 of inner space are covered with mosaics). The cathedral has very rich and dramatic history, as well as the city of Saint-Petersburg-Leningrad.

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Director of cultural programs - Elena Kartseva

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