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Events in Saint Petersburg - June 2017

Exhibition “The Russian Revolution 1917-1922”

1 Jun - 30 Jun

The exposition is dedicated to the February Revolution and the Great October Revolution in Petrograd, 1917 and the Civil War, 1918-1922

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Exhibition “The Russian Revolution 1917-1922”

1 Jun - 30 Jun

The exhibition “Georgy Plekhanov: the apostle of Russian Marxism” at the State Museum of Political History of Russia is dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Plekhanov’s birth and represents his life and evolution of his political views.

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Exhibition "The Arctic, an inhabited land"

1 Jun - 30 Jun

Сultural items of the native peoples of the Arctic, from the museum collection, which represent the particularities of daily life and national traditions of the small populations of the North, Siberia and the Far East, will be shown at the exhibition.

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XII International Musical Collection Festival

1 Jun - 30 Jun

On May 21 at 20.00 the Great Hall of the Philharmonic (Mikhailovskaya ulitsa, 2) will feature the opening of the XII International Musical Collection Festival. The Festival will start with a piano evening of Nikolai Lugansky. The program will include the Seasons and twelve characteristic pictures by Tchaikovsky; the Polonaise-Fantasy, Four Mazurkas, the Barcarol, and the Ballad No. 4 by Chopin.

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Stars of the White Nights International Festival

1 Jun - 30 Jun 

Stars of the White Nights festival is the largest international music forum in Russia, inspired by the outstanding musician of modern times Valery Gergiev.

Famous directors, conductors, dancers, and performers of classical music will gather in St. Petersburg. 200 unforgettable events with participation of the stars, world premieres, night concerts, creative meetings await the guests.

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Exposition “Man and Power in Russia in the 19th – 21st Centuries”

1 Jun - 30 Jun

Exposition deals with relations of a man and a government at crucial points of the domestic history 
The sections of the exposition, and reflect the key events of our history: change of political systems and wars, revolutions and reforms, periods of power liberalization and dictatorship strengthening. The exhibits and artistic objects, eyewitness testimonies and “voices of history” show, how actions of those responsible for decision making and ordinary people influenced upon the course of history. 
The exposition area, unusual in terms of its design, allows each visitor to create his/her own picture of the Russian political history, which events are evaluated from different viewpoints. 
The exposition “Man and Power in Russia in the 19th – 21st Centuries” is situated in the central part of the museum on the ground and first floors. The ground floor allows a visitor to see the events and heroes of the domestic history of the 19th – early 20th centuries, whereas the first floor shows the events and heroes of the Soviet and post Soviet era. Final section of the exposition will be located on the second floor, and will show modern political realities.

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Exhibition “Soviet Epoch: Between Utopia And Reality” 

1 Jun - 30 Jun 

The exposition is dedicated to the most actual and disputable time of the Russian history – the Soviet period. 
Over 1,000 exhibits from the collection of our Museum and state and private archives are displayed in six halls. The Museum interpretation of the subject represents the main stages of the Soviet state system formation (from 1917 till 1985) and the most important elements of social and private life of Soviet people. 
The first part of the exposition reveals the mechanism of Stalin’s power in taking full control over all spheres of life in the country. The second part emphasizes the gradual overcoming of Stalin’s heritage by the Soviet society. 
Official doctrines and goals of Stalin’s “building of socialism in one country”, Khrushchev’s “full-scale building of communism” and Brezhnev’s idea of “developed socialism” are compared to real life of people in a huge country for a period of 70 years. Characters of the exposition are the Communist Party leaders and common people, the so-called “udarniki” (that was the name for all foremost communist-way workers) and outstanding scientists, people from NKVD (People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs) and KGB (the Committee for State Security) and GULAG prisoners, dissidents and councilors of the USSR leaders, workers of official culture and representatives of Soviet underground. 

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Exhibition “Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate”  

1 Jun - 30 Jun 

An exhibition "Matilda Kshesinskaya: Fouettes of Fate" is designed to provide a full overview of the personal and creative biography of the famous ballerina of the Silver Age who left a significant footprint in Russian art. 
Matilda F. Kshesinskaya is not only a synonym of Russian ballet at the turn of the 20th century, but also was a significant personality in the life of high society and culture of St.Petersburg in the last decades of the Russian Empire. 
Today, she is of interest to us as a one-of-a-kind phenomenon encompassing many significant events in the cultural and political history of Russia. Her affair with the future Emperor Nicholas II, and love and business relationships with the Grand Dukes Sergei Mikhailovich and Andrei Vladimirovich caused a lot of innuendo, spawning the most fantastic rumors and gossip. There are still controversial opinions not only about the personality of Matilda Kshesinskaya, but also about the sources of her huge wealth — before 1917, Kshesinskaya was one of the richest women in Russia. 
This is not the first time that the Museum of Political History of Russia pays attention to Matilda Kshesinskaya. What is distinguishing about the new exhibition is that it aims to show her personal and creative life as much as possible freed from myths and secrets, and uses a large number of new archive sources, including those being exhibited for the first time. The exhibition reveals different dimensions of the multi-faceted personality of Matilda Kshesinskaya, showing her as an outstanding ballerina, socialite, mother, wife, lady and businesswoman.

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Anselm Kiefir to Velimir Chlebnikov Exhibition

1 Jun - 30 Jun 

The Anselm Kiefer to Velimir Khlebnikov exhibition is a picturesque ode to the sad beauty of rusting ships, once filling people with fear, and now abandoned by their creators on the very edge of the earth.

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Exhibition “Undressed”

1 Jun - 30 Jun

Exhibition about the history of underwear from the Victoria and Albert Museum (London)

The great retrospective exhibition of underwear design from the 18th century to the present day, which was carefully prepared by the curators of V&A, will reside in Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art in St. Petersburg for a few months. 

Through elegant corsets, crinolines, boxer shorts, bras, hosiery, lingerie and loungewear the exhibition will tell the detailed history of underwear, exploring the "intimate" relationship between underwear and fashion, the role of underwear in formation of male and female images.

Highlights will include floral embroidered stockings worn by Queen Alexandra; a sheer dress by Liza Bruce famously worn by Kate Moss; an exquisite negligée by Carine Gilson, like that worn by actress Bérénice Marlohe in the film Skyfall; and Antonio Beradi’s monochrome dress, worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, featuring a trompe l’oeil corset which reveals the underwear worn beneath. 

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Exposition "Victor Borisov-Musatov and the “Blue Rose” Society"

1 Jun - 30 Jun

In the Russian Museum are presented works of symbolist artists: V.Borisov-Musatov, P.Kuznetsov, S.Sudeikin, N.Sapunov, M. Saryan

The art of Victor Borisov-Musatov (1870-1905), one of the leading masters of Russian symbolism, will be presented in St.Michael’s Castle in context of his activity in the artistic society “Blue Rose”, the first exhibition of which dates back to 1907, 110 years ago. The variety of symbolist articulation in the oevre of Borisov-Musatov and artists of this unique group will be presented such fully for the first time. The exhibition will comprise the works by Borisov-Musatov himself and the ones by Pavel Kuznetsov, Nikolai Krymov, Sergei Sudeikin, Nikolai Sapunov, Martiros Saryan, Pyotr Bromirsky, Pyotr Utkin, Milioti brothers and other participants of  the “Blue Rose”. Along with these prominent masters who became classics of art of the previous century, the artists less known by the wide public but of no smaller gift will be on display (I. Knabe, N.Feofilaktov, N. Ryabushinsky). The exhibition will include around 80 paintings and graphic works from the Russian museum, State Tretyakov gallery and private collections of St.Petersburg.

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International Sand Sculpture Festival

1 Jun  - 30 Jun

International Sand Sculpture Festival has become one of the brightest events of cultural life in summer Saint Petersburg

World-known sculptors from Petersburg, USA and Europe will set up their masterpieces on the beach of Peter and Paul Fortress.

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 Brighter days are coming: season 2017 in the Street Art Museum

1 Jun  - 30 Jun

The international project of the Street Art Museum to the 100th anniversary of the Revolution.

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Festival “PUSHKINFEST”

1 Jun  - 30 Jun

First Museum Fest dedicated to memory of Great Russian Poet Alexander PushkinFirst Museum Fest dedicated to memory of Great Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin

You will discover Pushkin’s own magnificent Saint Petersburg and learn why he is an indispensable part of Russia’s identity and is regarded as Russia’s Shakespeare. You will visit Tsarskoye Selo, Saint Petersburg’s most beautiful suburb, where the Imperial Lyceum and Pushkin’s Country House are located. The Festival will introduce you to Russian culture of the early 19th century brought to life in the permanent exhibits of the museums. You will encounter original works by brilliant Russian artists, household objects from 19th century interiors, along with other artefacts of that era and modern multi-media art presentations based on the collections in the museums. You will embark on an unforgettable journey from the time of Empress Anna to the present.

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X International Festival "Imperial gardens of Russia. AVANTGARDENS"

1 Jun  - 18 Jun

AVANTGARDENS it is the modern view on landscape gardening art inspired by the ideas and images of the Russian vanguard

 

Nine years in the Mikhaylovsky Garden of the Russian Museum during a season of the white nights there takes place the grandiose holiday representing various landscape compositions, garden installations and art objects that allows to conduct dialogue with visitors of a garden every year on a new subject and to do an unique action.

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Exhibition “Artist and Authority. Chaliapin after 1917”


1 Jun  - 30 Jun

The exhibition will take place in the Chaliapin Memorial Museum

The exhibition tells about the life and work of the famous singer after the revolution, about the first performances in Petrograd after 1917, and the appointment of Feodor Chaliapin as Artistic Director of the State (Mariinsky) Theater.

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Soaring Umbrellas Alley

 

10 Jun  - 30 Jun

 

Art-installation “Soaring Umbrellas Alley” located at Solyanoy Lane, St.Petersburg

 

A vivid and colorful installation will make St.Petersburg citizens and its guests to take a walk on Solyanoy Lane once again. This year’s Main theme is - Music. In 2017 “Soaring Umbrellas Alley” is more than hundred colorful umbrellas, 10 vivid days-off in the sounds of Rock, Jazz, Retro, Indie and so on. The festival starts on June 10 and will take place up to July 9 2017.

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RUSSIAN MUSIC SEASONS

17 Jun  

 

RUSSIAN MUSIC SEASONS is a unique classical music concert in the magnificent historical palaces of St. Petersburg!

 

Enjoy an evening of classical music at one of St Petersburg’s beautiful palaces – The Gavrila Derzhavin Estate Museum, with this 2-hour experience.

What You Can Expect.

Treat yourself to a concert of Russian classical music in a luxurious classical style palace in St.Petersburg, Russia. You will hear an incredible collection of Russian musical masterpieces recognized by time and generations, performed by the orchestra of St Petersburg. The concert takes place in unique Main Hall of The Gavrila Derzhavin Estate Museum. The classical style hall is abundantly decorated with bronze and gold and will amaze even demanding audience. Before the concert the guests will be invited to see the most interesting halls of the rich master of the house. Moreover the guests will be offered to treat themselves with a glass of sparkling wine whereupon they will be invited to enjoy masterpieces of Russian classic music of such genius as Tchaikovsky, Rimskii-Korsakov, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Glinka and many other outstanding composers. The evening will immerse you in the atmosphere of Russian aristocracy.

Duration of the show: 2 hours (welcome tour with drink + actual show). A welcome drink is served in one of the palace halls during the short tour. Seats are unassigned, so feel free to take the one you like best.

The evening will immerse you into the unforgettable atmosphere of the time of the Russian aristocracy! 

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Operetta Park Festival

 

17 Jun  - 19 Jun

 

A joint project of St.Petersburg Theatre of Musical Comedy and the Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, the first Operetta Park festival will be held on 17-19 June in the Gatchina park

 

"Wedding in Malinovka" and "Mister X" are the two productions that will be performed on the open-air stage installed by the Jordan façade of the Gatchina palace. These performances are based on the operettas by Boris Alexandrov and Imre Kálmán and involve circus artists, dancers, stunt performers and horse riders from the Central School of Trick Riding.

The festival culminates with a brilliant gala concert of operetta stars, which is accompanied by the symphony orchestra from the Theatre of Musical Comedy.

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Geek Picnic Festival

17 Jun  - 18 Jun

 

Festival will be held on June 17 until June 18, 2017 at Kirov Central Park of Culture and Leisure (Elagin Island, St. Petersburg)

 

Geek Picnic is the largest European festival dedicated to technology, science, and art.

The Geek Picnic Festival will offer you an opportunity to take part in workshops and lectures of modern scientists, scientific shows, to test newfangled gadgets, to see unique experiments along with your children, and feel the present in which we live!

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The Scarlet Sails Festival 2017


 

25 Jun

 

Festival will be held on June 25, 2017 at Palace Square

 

All Russian school leavers ball, which has become a true cultural brand of St. Petersburg, is annually held in the romantic period of white nights. The main events of the festival unfold on Palace Square and Spit of Vasilyevsky Island, and the grandiose multimedia show is arranged right in the water area of the Neva. The culmination of the festival is an apparition of a ship with scarlet sails, symbolizing the beginning of the journey into adulthood.

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«THE GODDES M»


 

30 Jun

 

A long-awaited premiere – Goddess M, starring the famed ballerina Vera Arbuzova, who, after a long absence, has decided to return to the stage

 

A long-awaited premiere – Goddess M, starring the famed ballerina Vera Arbuzova, who, after a long absence, has decided to return to the stage. The debut performances will feature the participation of the world-renowned Singapore-based illusionist Shin Lim.

Goddess M is the whimsical, vibrant, metaphorical story of the fate of a great actress who, at the sunset of her brilliant career, gives in to remembrances of days past, delighting spectators with a mystical journey through time and space. Embracing the full exploration of the subject, the stage at Leningrad Center will be transformed at turns into pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg, shimmering Paris, foggy London and even the bright lights of New York.

Vera Arbuzova – ballerina, choreographer, distinguished actress of Russia, star of Boris Eifman’s productions of Red Giselle and Who’s Who, two-time winner of the theatrical prize “Zolotoi Sofit,” and laureate of the “Soul of Dance” award. Before assuming the lead role in Goddess M, Vera partnered with Leningrad Center as choreographer, troupe director and instructor.

One of the key roles in the show will be played by the card-trick star and world-renowned illusionist Shin Lim.

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