LEISURE Newsletter, August 2016

This issue is devoted to St Peterburg. The dates of Economic Forum May 31- June 03 and Legal Forum May 15-20, 2017 have been announced. So please book your trip for next year in advance!

Helen Isaeva

News from St. Petersburg

Exhibition of works of Wassily Kandinsky will take place on September 15, 2016 in the Russian Museum and will last until November 20, 2016.

Wassily Kandinsky was an influential Russian painter and art theorist. He is credited with painting one of the first purely abstract works and is recognized as one of the founders of Abstract Art.
The oeuvre of Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944), world renowned Russian artist will be for the first time presented with special emphasis made on the national origins of his early figurative works and abstract paintings of 1910-s. The exhibition dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the artist will comprise his graphic and painterly works alongside with the pieces by his prominent contemporaries, such as Ivan Bilibin, Elena Polenova, Sergei Malyutin, Mikhail Larionov, Natalia Goncharova, Kazimir Malevich, David Burliuk, Alexey Yawlensky, Marianna Verevkina and others. These artists participated with Kandinsky in the Izdebsky Salons and "The Blue Rider" group exhibitions and reflected the symbolism, expressionism and art nouveau trends.
The works on display are selected from the collection of the State Russian Museum, State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Hermitage and other museum collections.

Cruiser "Aurora" is back after restoration
Aurora is the Battlestar 1st rank of the Baltic Fleet. The ship was constructed in St. Peterburg New Admiralty in 1903.
The cruiser was named in honor of sailing frigate Aurora, famous for the defense of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, during the Crimean War. Cruiser Aurora took part in the Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905, particularly in the Battle of Tsushima on May 14-15, 1905 in the First World War of 1914-1918, in the Russian Civil War of 1918-1922 and in the Great Patriotic war of 1941-1945, particularly in the defense of Leningrad (the old name of St. Petersburg). In 1956 the cruiser Aurora became a branch of the Central Naval Museum. The exposition of the museum ship located in six rooms. There are about 300 museum objects, including ship miniatures, paintings, objects of seamanship and life, documents and photographs.
On September 21, 2014, the Aurora sailed out of St. Petersburg, watched by thousands, to the construction yard in Kronstadt foe restoration.On July 31, 2016 it sailed back and now is open again for visitors.

New Restaurant: The Repa (belongs to Ginza Project)
Located at Teatralnaya Square The Repa replaced the famous Za Stsenoi (Backstage) - so it is the place for a drink and a meal before, during and after the visit of the Mariinsky Theater. The Repa is a Russian restaurant from all points of view. Paintings of Russian ballet scenes and fairy tale birds on the walls, velvet chairs... Russian cuisine is introduced in harmony with modern culinary tendencies. The bar list includes 20 kinds of vodka. The name Repa originates from the name of a popular in Russia root crop, also Repa is a short version of "repetitsia", which in Russian means rehearsal. There is an alternative meaning: "repas" means "a meal" in French. As a compliment you will be offered a bun with butter mixed with root crop Repa.

Exhibition of works of Wassily Kandinsky
Cruiser Aurora is back after restoration
New Restaurant: The Repa 
Roof Music Festival in St. Petersburg
Roof Music Festival in St. Petersburg
Summer Terrace Opened at Hotel Indigo

Roof Music Festival in St. Petersburg

The fifth season of Roof Music Festival started in St. Petersburg on May 1, and will last until August 27, 2016.

As always, this festival offers its visitors high quality live music of different genres: indie-pop, jazz, electronic and even classical.

Among the prformers are prominent Russian musicians as well as guest bands from other countries. This unique music festival provides live music in cosy surroundings as well as the best views over the city

Summer Terrace Opened at Hotel Indigo 4*, St. Petersburg

Hotel Indigo 4* has just announced the summer terrace opening. A roof top summer terrace is a perfect place to spend time during long evenings and enjoy panoramic views over the city.

Located on the roof of the eight-storey building, the terrace offers breathtaking views over the historical center of St. Petersburg.

This summer terrace with fresh air, picturescue view, romantic atmosphere and signature cuisine of restaurant "Vino&Voda" (Wine&Water) is obviously the best new offer in Summer 2016.