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The cats of the Hermitage

The cats of the Hermitage

This summer, the world cup comes to Russia and the spotlight will be – unusually – on a cat named Achilles. He’s no ordinary cat, of course, and he’ll also be the only animal in the country to receive a fan…

The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

The Hermitage celebrates its 165th birthday!

Whether you’re an art lover or not, there’s no denying that the Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg houses one of the most incredible collections of art on the planet. Not only is it one of the largest museums in the…

A quick guide to Peter the Great

A quick guide to Peter the Great

Happy birthday Peter the Great! Peter 1, Tsar of Russia from 1682 to 1725, was born 344 years ago on 9 June 1672.  He’s considered one of the country’s great reformers, dragging Russia out of mediaeval oblivion and transforming it…

The Hermitage – the Most Disabled Friendly Museum of St. Petersburg

Hermitage, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and Pavlovsk are the most disable friendly sigtseeing landmarks in St. Petersburg accroding to the research conducted by RIA “Novosti”, which was ranking all St. Petersburg museums in terms of arrangemts for disabled people. The rating…