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Do and see things you’ve never done or seen before in your life! Visit a soviet-time apartment with sovietic relics and learn about lives of plain soviet factory workers, pioneers and farm workers. Walk along the pages of Dostoevsky somber novels and meet its heroes on the dusky embankments or shaded parks. Dress up for masquerades and ballrooms, get ready to waltz in the same magnificent dancing halls as Pushkin in the 18 century. Not only learn but also take an active part and interact!

Fabergé Museum

Fabergé Museum in St. Petersburg was founded to preserve, study, and promote Russia's cultural heritage as well as to develop the city's extensive network of museums. The museum's collection contains the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé, including nine of the famous Imperial Easter Eggs, regarded not only as the finest jeweled works of art, but also as unique historical artifacts. The museum's collection also includes decorative and applied works made by the Russian masters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum is located in the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River - one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg.

The State Museum of the History of Religion

The State Museum of the History of Religion is one of the world’s few museums and the only one of its kind in Russia with its permanent exhibition featuring the origin and development of Religion. The Museum collection numbers about 200 000 exhibits. It houses a wide range of historical and cultural artifacts from various countries, ages, and peoples. The Museum keeps collections that cover a vast expanse of time from the Archaic (c. 6000 BC) and Ancient Egypt and Israel Times to the early Middle Ages in Europe; from the Ancient Greece and Rome to the present day. The history of Buddhism and Islam is also presented on the display.
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The Art of Fan Museum

The Art of fan Museum houses over 300 exponents from almost every corner of the world, the oldest of which dates back to 17th century. Fans of the collection originate from China, Japan, Korea, France, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, and even Brazil. The Museum occupies a section of ceremonial rooms designed in the Russian Empire style in the Louis Sixteenth building.

The Dostoevsky Museum

The Literary-Memorial Museum of Dostoevsky was opened on the 150th anniversary of his birthday in 1971. This house was his last apartment. The Brothers Karamazov novel was written in this house. The Dostoevsky's apartment was recreated for the most part from the memoirs of his wife Anna and of his contemporaries. City Festival "Dostoevsky Day" 4 July, 2016 The main event of the “Year of Literature” in St. Petersburg, Dostoevsky Day, will take place on 4 July, 2016. Many museums, theaters and libraries will traditionally take part in this unusual literary holiday. This year the main venues of the Festival are Nevsky Prospect, Manezhnaya Square and Malaya Konushennaya Street.
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"Russian Levsha", museum of microminiature art

In 2006 the first museum of microminiature art in Russia "Russian Levsha" was founded by the International Craft Guild of Masters in Saint Petersburg. Levsha is a hero of a Russian folktale. The story about a peasant named Levsha who was able to shoe a dancing flea nowdays is the part of russian culture and gifted artisans proudly call themselves "Levsha's". Museum of the Guild in Saint Petersburg shows the finest examples of modern miniature craftsmanship. All exhibits of the unique collection are smaller than 1 mm. Microminiature is a rare and fascinating art. It's hardly possible to number more than ten artists who have devoted themselves to this captivating work that requires genuine skill, accuracy and great patience.The author Vladimir Aniskin (Novosibirsk) uses different trades of art and craft, such as blacksmithing, foundry, manufacturing glass, handling birch bark, jeweler's art. It is possible to see the classic of microminiature: the shoed flea, the camels in an eye of a needle, the text of 2 typing pages on a poppy seed, the rose, painted on a cut of horsehair etc. Visitors can look at the details of the exhibits through the glass of magnifier or microscope. Today the exposition of miniatures is supplemented by new amazing works of modern "Levsha's" – Russian smiths. "Russian Levsha" – is the museum that shows the roots of Russian art and tells a story about artisans, capable to amaze the world.
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Yelagin Island

Yelagin Island is a unique protected natural complex. It is the northernmost island in the Neva delta, laved with Big Nevka in the north, with Central Nevka in the south and south-east, and shooting out with the narrow cape into the Gulf of Finland. At one time a royal residence, Yelagin Island since the middle of last century passed into the possession of the state and became the Central Park of Culture and Recreation, and from this moment it opened its doors to all comers. Today Kirov Central Park is a dynamically developing cultural and recreational space, suitable for audiences of different age groups and interests. There is a small zoo for young visitors. In summertime you can rent a bike, roller skates, boat, waterbike. In wintertime you can rent the skates and go skating in the open skating rink. In the alleys of the park, you will meet squirrels that will take nuts from your hands.
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The Bronze Horseman

The Bronze Horseman is an equestrian statue of Peter the Great Commissioned by Catherine the Great, it was created by the French sculptor Étienne Maurice Falconet. The name comes from an 1833 poem of the same the name by Aleksander Pushkin, which is widely considered one of the most significant works of Russian literature. The statue is now one of the symbols of Saint Petersburg. The statue's pedestal is the enormous Thunder Stone, the largest stone ever moved by man. The stone originally weighed about 1500 tonnes, and was carved down to 1250 during transportation to its current site.
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