07/03/2017
March 8
The school is closed for public holiday
01/03/2017
TRKI exams
The nearest exam dates are March, 28 and 29
22/02/2017
February 23
The school is closed for public holiday

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

The recreation hall of the Russian Language School is the place to relax between classes and chat in Russian over tea or coffee in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere with students from all over the world.

The weekly social programme, which is offered for students studying Russian language at Derzhavin Institute, has something for all students of all ages. On the first day of classes, students receive an informational folder including a list of social activities for the coming week with dates and prices, if any. These social activites include visits to museums, tours in and around St.Petersburg, parties, walks, and theatre trips. Taking the students out of the classroom, these activities enable them to practice Russian language in social settings and real life situations and gain an in-depth understanding of Russian language through cultural traditions. On this page, there is a brief overview of the most attractive sites in and surrounding St.-Petersburg for all those planning to study Russian language in St. Petersburg or just coming here as a tourist (see the list on the left).

Some of the regular activities such as Russian Song Lesson, Russian Folk Art Lesson, and Russian Film Screenings are offered free of charge.

Every Saturday our students are playing football. We organize practice games and matches with teams from the other Russian Universities. Join our international Derzhavin team!

Furthermore, there is always something happening in St. Petersburg, and we try to keep the students at Derzhavin Institute informed of all the events in St. Petersburg so they can enjoy them. If you would like to join our programme, please email us.

Please find below our social programme for this week. If you want to join any of the activities, please e-mail us at social@derzhavin.com

Orientation Walk

Monday 6th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Craft Lesson

Tuesday 07th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Hermitage Museum

Wednesday 08th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes. We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

During this lesson you will learn more about the history of matryoshka dolls. We will paint matryoshkas, watch some Russian cartoons and of course the lesson will be held in Russian so you will have a chance to improve your language skills.
Price: Free

This museum is one of the biggest in St. Petersburg and in Russia. The collection consists of more than 3 million exhibits. In this tour you will see the works of such famous artists as Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, etc. The tour will take us 2 hours and we hope that you will enjoy it.
Price: 300 Rub

Myths and legends about St. Petersburg

Thursday 9th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Dinner at the Russian restaurant "Sadko"

Friday 10th March
Meeting point: 19.00 Glinki str., 2

Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace and Amber room

Saturday 11th March
Meeting point: 10.00 Moskovskaya metro station

Do you want to know everything about the secrets and legends of St. Petersburg city centre? Join this excursion! During this walking tour we will see such mysterious places as the Triangle of Death, Sennaya Square or the Field of Mars. Our guide will show you the monuments where it’s possible to make wishes that will for sure come true!
 

Price: 200 Rub

That is one of the best places where you can find the dishes of the Russian cuisine. On Friday evening the waiters entertain the guests with the folk Russian songs.

Price: depends on the dishes chosen

The Tsarskoye Selo palace and park ensemble is a superb monument of world-ranking architecture and garden-and-park design dating from the 18th to early 20th centuries. A whole constellation of outstanding architects, sculptors and painters made the ideas of their crowned clients a reality here. During the tour we will visit the famous Amber room to admire its view and its design.

Price: 1700 Rub

Orientation Walk

Monday 13th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Cooking Class

Tuesday 14th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The Russian Vodka Museum

Wednesday 15th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes. We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

We will teach you how to cook pelmeni. You will know all the secrets of the traditional Russian receipt. Join our cooking class!
Price: 650 Rub

The museum gives a fascinating insight into the Russian history, culture and drinking traditions. During the guided tour around museum our guests will hear about the vodka’s origin, Russian dining traditions, Russian vodka Kings, and get to understand close link between the history of the Russian State and the history of this strong drink. We want you to enjoy your visit to Russian Vodka Museum and have the pleasure of better acquaintance with Russian character and traditions.
Price: 900 Rub

Nevsky prospect and Kazan Cathedral

Thursday 16th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Metro of St. Petersburg

Friday 17th March
Meeting point: 05.00 Vosstaniya Square (Moscow Railway Station)

Trip to Moscow

Saturday 18th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

During this walking tour you will know more about the history of the main street of the city. In the very heart of the Nevsky avenue there is the main Orthodox cathedral of St. Petersburg – Kazan Cathedral. We will enter the Cathedral to admire the beautiful interiors and to learn some interesting facts about the Russian churches.

Price: 200 Rub

It has been open since 15 November 1955. the system exhibits many typical Soviet designs and features exquisite decorations and artwork making it one of the most attractive and elegant metros in the world. Due to the city's unique geology, the St. Petersburg Metro is one of the deepest metro systems in the world and the deepest by the average depth of all the stations.
Price: 300 Rub

We are glad to invite you to our 2 days trip to Moscow. During the tour we will see the territory of Moscow Kremlin, Arbat street, Moscow metro and the city centre. Moscow is a major political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as the largest city entirely on the European continent.
Price: 20 000 Rub (train tickets, accommodation, 2 breakfasts, guide service and transport service on the 1st day are included).

Orientation Walk

Monday 20th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Russian Song Lesson

Tuesday 21th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

The State Russian Museum

Wednesday 22th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

We invite you to our Orientation Walk that is held every Monday.During this tour our guide will show you the banks, supermarkets, shops and cafes. We will help you to buy the metro card or metro coins and Russian SIM cards in case of necessity.

Price: Free

Do you want to learn the new song and to practice your Russian? If yes, it means that you should join our class and sing with us!
Price: Free

The State Russian Museum is the world’s largest collection of Russian art, housed in a unique architectural complex in the historical centre of St Petersburg. It was the first museum of Russian art, initiated by Emperor Alexander III. The museum collection contains over 400 000 exhibits covering all major periods and trends in the history of Russian art, all main types and genres, trends and schools of Russian art over more than a thousand years: from the X to the XXI century.
Price: 500 Rub

St. Petersburg of Dostoevsky

Thursday 23th March
Meeting point: 15.30 Institute Hall

Shooting Club

Friday 24th March
Meeting point: 18:00 Institute Hall

 

Saturday 25th March
Meeting point: 10:00 Moskovskaya metro station

This walking tour gives you the chance to see the places that are closely connected with Dostoevsky’s biography and with his novel “Crime and Punishment”. Our guide will show you the houses and buildings where the main heroes of this novel lived.
Price: 200 Rub

 

It doesn't matter if you have never tried to shoot or you are a high experienced person in shooting, for everyone it would be interesting to check the shooting skills! We invite you to spend this evening with us!
Price: depends on the number of shots taken

During our trip to Pavlovsk we will see the palace of the most mysterious Russian emperors – Paul I. It was built by Charles Cameron between 1782 and 1786. Being an admirer of the antique art, Cameron lent to all his creations an air of classical austerity and elegance. Comparatively small, the Great Palace didn't startle by its dimensions or by sumptuousness of its decor, it grips imagination with its perfect harmony, proportionality and elegance. The interior decoration was in keeping with the austere architecture of the building.
Price: 1700