|STUDENTS - January 25th is Saint Tatiana Day, dedicated to the Christian martyr who survived an earthquake and torture to convert the masses to the fledgling religion, becoming the patron saint of students.|
The Road of Life
|SIEGE OF LENINGRAD - For the thirty eighth time, on January 28th, the city will mark the anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad in January 1944 with an international winter marathon entitled ‘Road of Life’.|
Trains to Tallinn Come Back
|PUBLIC TRANSPORT - The schedule has not been released when we had to go to print, but up from March 2007 there will be once again be trains running between St. Petersburg and Tallinn, as Estonian railway company As Go Rail has confirmed to St. Petersburg In Your Pocket magazine.|
|CHARITY - After hard work and lengthy preparation, the International Women’s Club’s (IWC) annual Winter Bizarre on November 26th raised over US$22,000 for local orphanages.|
Max Wolf, the ‘Smoked Salmon Socialist’
|INTERVIEW - Our interview this month is with Max Wolf, an enthralling Scottish entrepreneur from a mixed background and opera enthusiast (he collects opera programmes), driving around the city to the strains of a classic opera, and for a change, he was quizzing us.|
2007 Here We Come!
|2007 - With more than 70 giant New Year’s trees spread across the city, and more glittering lights than ever, St. Petersburg is getting itself ready for Russia’s most popular holiday: the celebration of New Year. |
GLASNOST - quotations“You have to accept that Russia is a different co untry. I say, it’s like if Bush wants Iraq to be a democracy, that is total stupidity. Iraq will not be a democracy no matter what they do. Russia will not be a democracy in the way that you perceive a democracy either. (…) I always say that Russia is a perfect democracy for the informed. And total dictatorship for the uninformed.”
Derk Sauer, CEO Independent Media, one of the most successful publishers in Russia, interview in: Russian Investment Review
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