Making a snowman, real New Year’s trees and tours in the State Hermitage Museum
Monday. Making snowman is one of the most favorite kid’s occupations during winter time, as well as skating, skiing and sledging. At the same time their parents are busy with New Year shopping. According to Deloitte research Russians spend more on their spouses but less on their children then Europeans.
Tuesday. Visitors are taking tour in the State Hermitage museum. In the 2014 the museum will celebrate it’s 250th anniversary and there are plans for it’s expanding. Wearing pink sports costume looks a bit weird for intelligent and snobby citizens of St. Petersburg, but it’s just funny side of Russian fashion.
Wednesday. While artificial New Year’s trees are gaining popularity in Russia, many Russians still prefer to have real trees at home. There are several rules for creating the perfect New Year in Russia: Don’t forget to put presents under the tree; make Olivier salad and watch the film “The Irony of Fate.”
Thursday. The bell of the Alexander Nevsky Sobor in Nizny Novgorod. It’s hard to believe that Nizhny Novgorod was a closed city, inaccessible to foreigners from 1959 to 1991. Today, it is a major centre for cruise tourism and a venue for international exhibitions.