- 3 hours
- Church on Spilled Blood (exterior)
- Saint Isaac’s Cathedral (exterior)
- The State Museum of Defense and the Siege of Leningrad
- MA or Ph.D. level guide
Vadim is a historian (MA) who has graduated Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is focused on contemporary Russian history. He is working on PhD dissertation on Stalin’s national policy. Vadim has taken part in excavation works in Novgorod, the ancient capital of Russia. In 2019 he was invited as a Russian history lecturer of Celebrity Cruise Line. Being very passionate about art and history Vadim loves sharing his knowledge and experience leading tours in Saint Petersburg and other cities.
Saint Petersburg native Pavel holds an MA degree in history from St Petersburg State University. In particular he is interested in the second half of the 19th century Russia and the fall of the Russian Empire as well as in national art and literature of that period. He believes that there is no better place than St Petersburg to learn about Russian history and culture. After working in marketing for several local businesses he pursued a career in tourism to have graduated from Institute for Cultural Programs in 2017. Pavel enjoys working with small groups and individual travelers from around the world. He cares deeply about the experience of his guests and aims for high-standard educational tours.
Holding an MA in Classics, Vladimir is an author of a book called “Inspired by outer space: images of the future in late Soviet architecture” and a key contributor to TASCHEN's edition "CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed". Vladimir has written articles on contemporary art for local media, done podcasts on photography and the Russian revolution. He has also curated a number of exhibitions, including "The Cradle of the Faith: Christian Presence in the Middle East" in New Michael Palace and "Lingua Sacra" in the Imperial Public Library. Currently, he is doing architectural walks in St Petersburg and shares his vast knowledge of arts through the tours of the Hermitage and Russian museums.