The last working day of the year is traditionally a good time to reflect back on it. In the world of Russian sport, December is usually an uneventful month. But the other 11 months had a lot of those - hosted the ice hockey world cup, the confederations cup groups have been determined, legal aspects of the Olympic movement have been learned and chemical formula of meldonium has been studied.
Tourism remains one of the most important spheres of life in the Northern Capital. This year the number of visitors to the city has grown by almost 15%. The number of museums continues to grow. More and more festivals, light shows, festivities and other entertainment events are held in the city every year. And this ism, without a doubt, one of the main reasons why more tourists are coming here. Mariya Evsyukova summarizes it in her report
Throughout its history St. Petersburg has received many names. The Venice of the North, the cultural capital, the northern Palmyra. All these names are well and truly justified by the city on Neva. 2016 was named the year of the Russian cinema. And St. Petersburg hosted a record number of events. One of the landmarks of the year was the recent revival of the city’s oldest movie studio – LenFilm. Tatyana Bazhenova sums up the cultural achievements of the year
Today marks 110 years since Dmitriy Sergeevich Likhachev was born. A renowned philology, culture and arts expert. He's range of interests was wide. Likhachev was called “the consciousness of the nation”. Alexander Brius reports on his unique personality and how residents of St. Petersburg remember him.
Residents of the southern Kupchino District will soon no longer have to use buses to reach the subway. The stations will be within walking distance from them. The southern part on the Frunzenskiy radius is close to completion. “Prospekt Slavy”, “Dunaiskiy Prospekt” and “Shushary” - three stations at the same time will help people of St. Petersburg to save time. They will be open by December 2017, not in 2018 as it had been planned before. Alexander Burenin went underground.