Cultural program

Gala concert of opera and ballet stars will open the cultural program of the Eurasian Women’s Forum.

Gala concert of opera and ballet stars
Gala concert of opera and ballet stars
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Date: 23 September 2015
Time: 7 p. m.
Venue: Mariinsky II – 34, Dekabristov Street

The Organizing Committee invites all the participants of the Eurasian Women’s Forum to the Gala concert. The tickets are available at the Registration desk (Front Yard of the Tavricheskiy Palace). The tickets are also available in the building of Mariinsky II before the beginning of the concert (badge of the Forum participant is requested).

The Organizing Committee will provide free transfers to Mariinsky-II Theater (New stage). The buses will leave at 17-50 and 18-30 from Sadovaya/Sennaya subway exits (39, Sadovaya Ulitsa, public transit stop). After the end of the gala concert transfers to Sennaya/Sadovaya subway stations will be available at 21-30 and 22-00. 

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List of partner museums included in the cultural program of the Eurasian Women’s Forum

The Forum Organizing Committee provides you with the golden opportunity to visit the museums of St. Petersburg for free during the period from 23 to 26 September. To enter a museum you apply to the booking office of a museum and present your Forum badge.
 
Stroganovsky Palace
Stroganovsky Palace
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Open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Thursday: 13:00 - 21:00,
Closed: Tuesday

The Palace was built in second half of the 18 century by Rastrelli, an outstanding architect of the time, who designed many architectural landmarks in St. Petersburg for the royal family. Unbound by any stylistic commitments, Rastrelli erected an exquisite building featuring big windows, beautiful facades, 50 rooms, a grand hall, and a gallery with sculptures and tall mirrors.
Mikhailovsky Castle
Mikhailovsky Castle
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Open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Thursday: 13:00 - 21:00,
Closed: Tuesday

Built in 1797 – 1801, the Castle features two Guardhouses and represents the concept of romantic classicism, unseen elsewhere in Russia. The Castle was designed to become the main residence of Emperor Paul I. On 12 March 1801, Paul I was assassinated in the castle and it remained abandoned at most since that time. Since 1823 the castle housed the Nikolayevskoe Engineers’ College which gave it a new name – the Inzhenerny Castle.
State Russian Museum
State Russian Museum
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Open:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Thursday: 13:00 - 21:00
Closed: Tuesday

Established by order of Emperor Nicholas II, the Russian Museum opened its doors on 19 March 1898 to become the first public Russian art museum. Beyond its cultural value and displays of magnificent paintings and sculptures, the Museum is an important educational and resource center for all ages and social groups.
Gatchina Museum and Park
Gatchina Museum and Park
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Open:
All days: 11.00 - 19.00, Closed: first Tuesday of each month


Gatchina, a historic museum and park, occupies 146 hectares in a country area near St. Petersburg. The Palace, the central element of the park, was built between 1766 and 1781 by Rinaldi for Grigory Orlov, a favorite of Catherine II. The English landscape park was created at the same period. Gatchina became the residence or Emperor Paul I in 1783. The royal family was the exclusive owner of the Palace until 1917.

The Palace was partly renovated after severe bombings during the war. Today, guests can visit its bel etage halls, thematic displays, the Underground Passage, the top of the Signal Tower, and see beautiful pavilions scattered around the park, along with the magnificent Prioratsky Palace.
Pavlovsk Museum and Park
Pavlovsk Museum and Park
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Open:
All days: 10:00 - 18:00, Closed: first Monday of each month

Pavlovsk Museum and Park is a masterpiece of architecture dating back to early XIX century. A plethora of talented masters such as Cameron, Brenna, Voronihin, Quarengi, Rossi, Gonzago, etc added their own outstanding features to its unparalleled charm.

Formerly the residence of emperors and princes, today the Pavlovsk Palace can boast of 57 thousand beautiful pieces of Russian and Western European art (crafted, painted or sketched), and ancient sculptures. The Museum is promoting new formats – modern art expos and outreach to children and adults.
Kunstkamera Museum
Kunstkamera Museum
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Open:
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 - 19:00, Closed: Monday, last Tuesday if each month

Opened on the initiative of Peter the Great in 1714, the Kunstkamera is the oldest museum in Russia. Natural and man-made artefacts have been the thematic focus of the museum since its inception. The museum became the beacon of growing research activity and scientific endeavor in Russia. Today, the Russian Academy of Science is the managing body of the endemic collections of the Kunstkamera counting over 1 mln pieces and representing the cultural diversity of both the Old and the New Worlds. The museum has always been a major research center for the cultural legacy of humanity, thus, promoting the cause of the great Russian ethnographers of XVIII-XX centuries.
Russian Museum of Ethnography
Russian Museum of Ethnography
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Open:
Tuesday: 10:00 - 21:00, Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00, Closed: Monday

The Russian Museum of Ethnography is one of the largest ethnographic museums in Europe. The museum displays cultural artefacts representing the cultures of Eurasia’s 157 ethnic communities. The exhibitions of the museum have the purpose to introduce culture and lifestyles of various nations and small communities. They help visitors understand authentic features of nations – their religion, rituals, economy, architecture, traditions of children upbringing, and culture.
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
St. Isaac’s Cathedral
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Open:
Thursday - Tuesday: 10:30 - 22:30, Closed: Wednesday

One of the most spectacular cathedrals in Europe, St. Isaac’s Cathedral is a magnificent Russian architectural landmark. The interiors feature an extensive collection of over 150 mural paintings by renowned masters. 60 mosaics decorating the walls and domes of the cathedral add to its breathtaking beauty along with 28.5 m2 – wide stained-glass artwork, one of the widest in Russia. Works of art, mosaics, and sculptures shape the rich color pattern of the cathedral.
Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral
Savior on Spilled Blood Cathedral
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Open:
Thursday - Tuesday: 10:30 - 22:30, Closed: Wednesday

Built to commemorate Emperor Alexander II on the place of its murder, the cathedral offers an impressive array of floor mosaics, icons and ornaments scattered throughout the interior up to the main cupola. Savior on Spilled Blood has one of the largest mosaic spaces in Europe totaling 7065 sq meters of mosaics.
Tsarskoe Selo Museum and Park
Tsarskoe Selo Museum and Park
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Open:
Wednesday – Monday: 12:00 - 17:00 (museum), Closed: Tuesday

Tsarskoe Selo is a wonderful example of landscape art, of a truly international significance, diversely developed between XVIII and early XX centuries. Yekaterininsky Palace, the landmark’s centerpiece, an example of Russian baroque, impresses with its generous interiors of the Grand Hall and the “golden chain” of beautifully decorated halls featuring the well-known Amber Room. Alexandrovsky Palace, another element of the ensemble, is one of the best buildings in classical style, offering a nice introduction to the life of the last Romanovs – Nicholas II and Alexandra Fedorovna.

The beautiful Yekaterninsky and Alexandrovsky parks feature over 100 architectural items ranging from marble monuments to exotic Gothic pieces, along with examples of Turkish and Chinese architecture.
Yusupov Palace
Yusupov Palace
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Open:
All days: 11:00 - 17.00

The Yusupovs’ residence, an urban villa, is a palace built around the 1770s by the French architect Vallain-DeLamotte and purchased by the Yusupovs, one of the richest families in Russia, in 1830. They could afford interiors from well-known architects of the time.

Grigory Rasputin was assassinated in this palace on 17 December 1916. Prince Felix Yusupov was forced to exile for his connection with the murder. Since then, his proxies had been the owners of the palace.

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