“Zhiguli” on avenues, “Volga” on streets 14.04.2021Soviet cars are greeted with welcoming car klaxons honking on the streets of New York, Berlin or Tokyo. It's a long time since German students bought Zhiguli cars, and French farmers acquired Lada Niva. As of today, collectors are chasing Volga, Pobeda (Victory) and Moskvich (Muscovite), which are exhibited in museums and in public squares. For many foreigners, Soviet cars are curiosity and novelty, but for Russian compatriots they symbolize nostalgia and connection with their homeland.
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Touristic potential of St. Petersburg discussed in Belgium
St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development organise Welcome to St. Petersburg! presentation in several EU countries aiming to promote the city touristic potential. The presentation took place in Brussels this year.
The head of the Russian Center in Mons Claire Reverseau and Mons University Russian Language department teachers took part in Brussels presentation. Tour business and St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development representatives had speeches there. The consular official from the RF Embassy in Belgium has explained the electronic visa details.
The Russian Centre employers have discussed the possibility of RSL students travel to St. Petersburg. A numerous amount of the Belgian Russian community representatives came to the presentation.
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