Saint Petersburg, ‘relocated’ in Romania next week

Saint Petersburg relocates to Romania during June 21-25 when “Saint Petersburg Days” will be celebrated in Bucharest and Constanta. The events are organized by the Foreign Affairs Committee of Saint Petersburg in partnership with the Russian Centre for Science and Culture and the Russian Consulate in Constanta, with the goal of bringing Romanians closer to the second largest city in Russia, the most Westernized city and the cultural capital of the federation, which developed its own culture that is worth known at length.

For a whole week, Bucharest and Constanta will host large events such as feature film screenings right from the “Lenfilm” studio, a concert performed by soloist Tatiana G. Pavlovskaia from the Mariinski Theatre, an open-air exhibition entitled “The unknown Petersburg”, a holographic display “On foot through the northern Capital”, a masterclass of Russian arts and trades and open lessons about Russia’s contemporary culture, history and literature.

The events are due on several venues, at the Romanian Peasant Museum, at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Bucharest, as well as at the Art Museum in Constanta and at the Lipovan Russians’ Centre.

The events will kick off in Bucharest on June 21 at the Peasant Museum Cinema with the screening of the “Captivating Star of Happiness” film directed by Vladimir Motyl in 1975. Registrations at

The Russian Centre in Bucharest will host a meeting with the Romanian tourism representatives on June 22 at 11 a.m., while at 12:00 there will be a meeting with the Romanian businessmen. The deputy president of the Foreign Affairs Committee, S.L. Markov is attending.

The Russian Centre will also shelter a open class in Russian “Slang in the Russian contemporary society” at 4 p.m, lectured by the director of the Literature for Children Research Centre, V. Golovin. Registrations at:

At 5 p.m. there will be a handicraft art exhibition and a masterclass where visitors can make their own Russian handmade souvenir. Registrations at:

The Peasant Museum Cinema will screen two Russian movies: Serghei Snejkin’s ‘Contribution’, 2016, at 6 p.m. and “The Gift” directed by Sergei Karandashov in 2013, at 8 p.m.

Other two Russian films will be screened at the Peasant Museum Cinema on June 23. “Christmas Tree on the Banks of Neva” directed by Aleksandr Pozdnyakov, at 6 p.m. and “Divorce on a Whim” by Ilia Severov, at 7 p.m.

Saint Petersburg Days will go on in Constanta, with the Art Museum hosting the performance of Mariskii Theatre’s soloist, T.G. Pavlovskaia at 7 pm on June 23 and a holographic exhibition, “On foot through the Northern capital”.

The same open lesson in Russian and the same films will be screened in Constanta, too on June 24, 25 and 26.

More details will be available soon at and at

Once the imperial capital of Russia, St. Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow, with five million inhabitants in 2012 and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of over one million.

The historic centre of the city is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg.

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