Avanti - DMC - Welcome to RussiaThe Circle of Light International Festival
Jazz in old Russian estates, New Years Eve in mid-summer, surrealistic landscape art in a remote Russian village, rock music on the Pacific shores, dances of Siberian shamans, burning scarecrows during ancient Slavic holidays and other things to do on a trip to Russia.
Festival of Smelt
Smelt is the unofficial symbol of the city, which Peter the Great called “The Tsar’s Fish.” The first such festival was held in 1708, but the tradition went dormant for many years. It was revived in 2003 when St. Petersburg celebrated its 300-year anniversary and today the Smelt Festival attracts thousands of guests to the famous LENEXPO exhibition center. Over two days you will have an opportunity to feast on all kinds of dishes cooked with this legendary, yet simple fish from soups to main courses to salads. Dates: May.