Please note that during the high season from December 30 to January 14, our prices are 30% higher than those shown.
“Mais ce qu’avant tout j’aime, ô cité d’espérance, C’est de tes blanches nuits la douce transparence”.
Ainsi chantait Pouchkine dans le Cavalier de Bronze, la beauté irréelle de Saint-Pétersbourg lors des légendaires Nuits Blanches. Continue reading
If you look for a place completely off-the-wall to go out at night in Saint-Petersburg, the decision to go to Purga is imperative. Here is a unique place: rabbits, vodka, Russian pop…. and New Year’s Eve parties each day of the week with best wishes every day at the stroke of midnight! Yes, you understood well, a New Year Eve evening is organized there every night!!! Continue reading
Back in the U.S.S.R, as the Beatles sang, after Mike Love (Beach Boys band) said to Paul McCartney jokingly: “Don’t you think that it would rather be funny to make a Soviet version of Back in the U.S.A.?”.
Indeed, the Soviet fashion makes a strong comeback. Mugs, medals, pencil cups, underpants with the effigy of Lenin or Stalin… Kitsch Objects or real antiques, you will find what you are looking for at Ismaëlovo market(Partizanskaya subway). Continue reading
A gigantic trunk in the luxury French brand colours, Louis Vuitton, was installed on the Red Square in Moscow. It is in fact an enormous pavilion of nine meters high and 30 long which must house from December 2nd until January 19th an exhibition of Vuitton trunks that once belonged to diverse celebrities throughout its history.
That is where the shoe pinches, it is because it thrones right in the middle of the square listed UNESCO world heritage and hides Basil the Blessed cathedral and its coloured domes. Although Louis Vuitton brand specifies that profits from tickets sales will be entirely given to a charitable foundation, this trunk arouses the indignation as well among parliament members as among the civil society. Continue reading
We know the British humour, the Belgian jokes, the Jewish stories, but do we know that the Russians developed, throughout their tragic and animated history, a particular kind of humour? Continue reading
It is a festive Russian dish (the word ” pirogui ” comes from the word ” pir ” – “feast”). Pirogui – are big stuffed brioche breads, and pirojki are smaller. In Russia a lady of the house worthy of the name knows how to prepare “pirojki”. Pirojki sell like hot cakes in Russia and in Ukraine and we can buy it wherever. Culturally, they are weaknesses, snacks, fast mouthfuls that we savour to calm small hungers, in particular when we do not have time to take a real meal. Russia without pirojki would not be any more completely itself. Continue reading
Purple, unique soup in colour and in taste, infinite in its demonstrations, ecumenical by its membership, it is served scorching with potatoes by the orthodoxes of Ukraine, and frozen with some crème fraiche, on hot days, by the Jewish grocers of New York. As long as you have the essential ingredient, the beet, no matter what you add to it, it is still borchtch. But this does not prevent from heated and virulent debates concerning the way of cooking it. Continue reading
A table which collapses under the weight of a wide variety of dishes, this is the way we could represent the generosity of the Slavic countries! The Russian food aims to be at the same time the “ethnology” of food, a memory book, a recipes collection. Custine, Dumas, Gautier and others, in their time, had been looking with perplexity or enthusiasm, at this culinary art which they consider often very exotic, while today the word “blini” is part of the common vocabulary. Continue reading
Ice hockey trainings are particularly terrible and hard. The violence of the trainers is not only verbal, it is also physical! The trainers do not hesitate to put literally their stick between the skates of eight-year-old children and to make them do an impressive number of rolls on the ice, witch, is not a small matter, with almost ten kilos of equipment on the shoulders! But especially they advise them during fights. Continue reading