Herzen State Pedagogical University
Runs excellent Russian-language courses, from two weeks to graduate programs several years long, 20 hours per week.
You could spend the better part of a day here. Ground floor is a waiter-service cafe where it's difficult to avoid being tempted by the...
Nevsky pr 17 · interesting places nearby
Stroganov Palace information
One of the city’s loveliest baroque exteriors, the salmon-pink Stroganov Palace was designed by court favourite Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1753 for one of the city’s leading aristocratic families. The building has been superbly restored by the Russian Museum, and you can visit the impressive state rooms upstairs, where the Arabesque Dining Room, the Mineralogical Study and the Rastrelli Hall, with its vast frieze ceiling, are the obvious highlights.
Famously, the Stroganov’s chef created here a beef dish served in a sour cream and mushroom sauce that became known to the world as ‘beef stroganoff’.