Category Archives: St.Peterbug

Russian Video: Peterhof!


Today we will watch a very beautiful video about a very beautiful place! This video about Peterhof(Petergof) has been recently made by our Internet-friend Nikolai Ganenkov. That is his first video and we hope to see other videos from him!

For our readers who wants to know more about Peterhof:
The world-famous “capital of fountains” or “Russian Versailles” was founded by Peter I. In 1918 the main summer residence of the Russian emperors became state property and by 1941 ten museums of art and history had been opened on its premises. During the war of 1941-45, Peterhof was razed to the ground by the Nazis. Restoration work began in as early as 1944, after the Nazis were expelled from the town, and, for the most part, the ensemble was returned to its former splendour. The first fountain began to operate once more in 1946. The Hermitage pavilion reopened in 1952 and the Great Palace in 1964. In 1966 the Great Cascade was fully reconstructed. Restoration work is, however, still in progress.

Building of the palace and park ensemble and a landing-stage for boats bound for Kotlin Island began in the early 1700s. The first palaces and pavilions were erected, parks were laid out and a network of fountains constructed. These were later repeatedly expanded and modified…. You can continue reading here.

Best wishes and
think maybe it’s time for you to make your own video… 😉

Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

St. Petersburg – The Scarlet Sails (Алые Паруса) 2008


Today we watch one of the most beautiful videos! This video is about a festival The Scarlet Sails (Алые Паруса) in St. Petersburg. This year it took place at the night of 20-21 of June 2008.

Now you know the best time and the best event to visit St. Petersburg!

For our readers who wants to know more:

This tradition began here after the end of WWII, when several Leningrad schools united to celebrate the ending of a school year in connection with symbolism of the popular children’s book “Scarlet sails” by Alexander Grin. At the first celebration a boat with scarlet sails was sailing along the English Embankment and the Admiralty Embankment towards the Winter Palace…

The Scarlet Sails show celebrating the end of school year 2007 was attended by more than one million people./span>

And for our readers who wants to know very much, who wants to know source of this festival we offer to read this fairy story “Crimson sails” by Alexander Grin, it’s translated here.

A good news for everybody we just published a Russian movie (1961) with English subtitles:
Russian Video: Scarlet Sails(movie) made by the Alexander Grin’s story!

Watch also Russian Video: Scarlet Sails – 2009!

Have a good bright day,
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

Moscow and St.Petersburg video!

Do you want to watch a beautiful slide show of Moscow and St.Petersburg? Today we’ll watch such! Just want to tell that the slide show has a beautiful music by Victor Zinchuk (“The Gold Guitar of Russia”). First part of video is beautiful pictures of Moscow the second part shows us beautiful St.Petersburg!

comments always welcome.