Academy of Arts Museum
Two 3500-year-old sphinx monuments guard the entrance of the Russian Academy of Arts, and art lovers should not bypass the museum of...
History buffs should not miss this oft-overlooked but superb local museum. Part of the State Museum of the History of St Petersburg, the...
The first stone building in the city, the Menshikov Palace was built to the grandiose tastes of Prince Alexander Menshikov, Peter the...
St Petersburg Opera
Housed in the sumptuous (and dare we say, rather bizarre) former home of Baron von Derviz, the St Petersburg Opera performs regular...
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Russky Kitsch information
Soviet kitsch is raised to a fine art at this cheeky place. Check out Brezhnev smooching with Castro on the ceiling of the ‘kissing room’ and menus secreted in works by Lenin and Stalin. Most dishes (especially the salad bowl) are fine. Come for a drink and a gawp, if nothing else.