The former capital of the Russian Empire was and remains a multinational city that sheltered many diasporas and peoples under its wing. With one of them, St. Petersburg has developed a special relationship. And I propose to follow the path of this curious interaction on a walk through the very heart of the historic center. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Without children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 1 review 600 rubles per person
What awaits you
Finnish city history You will walk along the streets Bolshaya and Malaya Konyushennaya, Nevsky Prospect, the embankment of the river. Sinks and Palace Square. On the way, I will tell you which Finno-Ugric peoples lived on the territory of St. Petersburg before its foundation. How the Finnish diaspora was formed in the capital Petersburg. I will also show you the center of attraction of Finnish culture - historical and modern
Conversations about three Finns You will learn about the life of famous Finns in St. Petersburg. Near the school where Edith Södergran studied, let's talk about a poetess from the Finnish Swedes. Near the house where Karl Gustav Emil Mannerheim lived - about the future Marshal of Finland and the Russian general. And at the palace where the maids of honor lived, we will talk about Aurora Karamzina, a courtier of the imperial court, who has connected bridges between Finland and Russia all her life
I will tell not just the history of the St. Petersburg Finnish diaspora, but I will give an idea of the Russian-Finnish relations in the imperial period. And we will see how the fates of our heroes developed against the background of great historical upheavals.
- You can come to the excursion with teenagers 12-18 years old
- After the excursion, if desired, we can go to a cafe and continue communication in an informal setting. The order in the cafe is paid additionally.
- I urge you to dress for the weather, the way you feel comfortable
The excursion starts at the Church of St. Peter and Paul. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.