October 28-29. The Festival of Light in St.Petersburg

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Festival of Lights has already become one of the most exciting gala events of St. Petersburg. Organizers animate the historical monuments of the city center with the latest visual technologies and use the language of light for talking about dance, painting, music, cinema and history. During the festival bridges, embankments and many historical buildings of Petersburg will be decorated with festive lighting and creative installations as well as art objects will be placed on the pedestrian streets of the historical center. The Festival of Light will bring together leading St. Petersburg artists, painters and musicians. In the lecture hall of the State Hermitage many lectures on new technologies in the field of optics, holography, laser technology and visual effects will be held.


«Due to light technology, we can show people the things that are evident, clear and at the same time, fascinating and beautiful»: Vladimir Vasiliev, rector of the University ITMO said. «With the help of an art project, based on the latest optical technology, we strive to be interested in science and motivate people to learn something new. Projects such as the Festival of Light, of course, promote international cooperation and enhance the tourist appeal of our city».

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72 hours without a visa

City guests who arrive in St. Petersburg by sea enjoy the privilege of visiting the city without having to file for a visa. For visa-free entry for up to 72 hours all around the year, use the regular Helsinki-St.Petersburg connections by St. Peter Line ferryboat, or choose one of the multitude of Baltic Sea cruises.

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