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St. Valentine’s Day in St. Petersburg.
On the eve of the holiday on February 14, 2018, most important question for Romantics occurs - how to spend Valentine's Day? For most couples, especially for ladies, Valentine's Day is a grandiose event, so, let make it unforgettable. The journey to the one of the most romantic city Saint-Petersburg is a great solution to celebrate this wonderful Day for those who’re in love.

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Petersburg is n considered to be the one of the most romantic cities of the world, the city of mysteries, secrets and romantic legends. The city program for Valentine Day is full of events. There’re a lot of great parties, plenty of shows, concerts, multiple tours of romantic way and a special romantic dating on the roof. Many museums offer special programs for this day. You are waited with chocolate truffles and champagne accompanied by live music.

Sometimes the best idea for Valentine's Day is to spend time together. The main thing is that the atmosphere should be romantic, as, for example, at the Art Hotel "Rachmaninov", located in the heart of St. Petersburg with modern, exquisite rooms, a creative atmosphere, the unique collection of paintings and antiques, and corridors of this hotel are real exhibition spaces.

Art Hotel "Rachmaninov" offers an exclusive offer for the holiday season. Please, contact us via email: or phone +7 (812) 571-97-78, +7(812) 571-76-18, +7(812) 957-00-60.

Valentine's Day 2018 is an excellent occasion to please each other with an unforgettable journey.

An exhibition of the best works from the collection of Art-Holding «Rachmaninov»
A large-scale exhibition of the best works from the collection of the Rachmaninov Art Holding opened at the photo gallery RD of our art hotel.
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For 15 years the gallery RD has been carrying out a series of different projects. One of them, "Stars of the World Photography" gathered a collection of masterpieces of unique bromine silver prints of famous contemporary photographers and cult artists of the Soviet era. We are proud to present the works of the founders of the Soviet reportage, masters who influenced several generations of photographers. The exhibition features works by Boris Ignatovich, Arkady Shaikhet, Gunars Binde, Antanas Sutkus, Virgil Shonta, Romualdas Pozerskis. Photographers - contemporaries are represented by such names as Yuri Gurchenkov, Maria Snigirevskaya and Pavel Lebedev, Nadezhda Kuznetsova, Romualdas Pozerskis, Julia Kurbatova. The exhibition is open all days of the week from 11.00 to 21.00. Entrance fee 50 rubles.

Sergei Rachmaninov’s “All-night vigil” in St. Isaak’s Cathedral
Another amazing musical event will take place this summer in St. Petersburg! Rachmaninov’s “All-night vigil” will be performed on July 27th at 20:00 in St. Isaak’s Cathedral.
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A brief history of the composition The World War I changed the plans of Rachmaninov, who was famous throughout Europe by the time. The world events and fear for his country’s future made him stop his travels and turn to the roots of Russian musical culture, ancient ecclesiastical hymns and melodies. The “All-night vigil” was first performed by Synodal choir in Moscow on 10 March 1915. It was a huge success and for the next 2 years was performed regularly, always with a great response from the audience. However, after the October revolution in 1917 Russia took a strong anti-religious course and the composition was censored. Only in the beginning of the twentieth century this beautiful music took its’ well-deserved place in Russia’s concert life. Rachmaninov’s “All-night vigil” abides by all ecclesiastical rules and can be performed in church. Usually the composition is performed in St. Isaak’s Cathedral twice a year, in March and July. We are happy to invite all fans of Rachmaninov to one of the most beautiful cathedrals of the city to enjoy this wonderful music on July 27th. For those who won’t be able to come our channel Art TV will provide a recording. Welcome!

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Photo benefit of Arkady Zakharov “Ghosts of Antarctica”
June 27, Tuesday, at 19.30 in the living room of our hotel Photo-benefit Arkady Zakharov "Ghosts of Antarctica." will be held. The evening will pass in a warm friendly informal atmosphere. All guests of the hotel will be offered welcome drink from Bar "BOHEMIAN".
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Arkady Zakharov - professional photographer, traveler,a researcher at the St. Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics He recently returned from the 62nd Russian Antarctic Expedition. In his armament there was equipment and a scientific program for study the subglacial Lake Vostok, as well as two full-matrix cameras with a set of lenses and all kinds of devices. The result was a lot of interesting discoveries and art photos! At the photo-benefit Arkady Zakharov in the "Round Table"format he will talk about the expedition, share the secrets of photography in difficult conditions, present a slideshow and answer all questions. PS. Antarctica is a unique scientific platform, where h a large number of mysteries of the planet Earth are hidden. This cold continent keeps its ghosts and generates many hypotheses and fables in people's mind. 27 May - Tuesday - 19.30 - drawing room of the ART-hotel RACHMANINOV Organizer Art-club gallery.

Exhibition of works by artist Gennady Manzhayev «Russia forward!» and photographer Andrei Chezhin «25 homage» in Art-hotel Rachmaninov
Dear friends! This week, an exhibition of works by artist Gennady Manzhayev "Russia forward!" and photographer Andrei Chezhin "25 homage" was opened at our art hotel in the framework of the Third International Triennial of Graphics in St. Petersburg "BIN-2017"!
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Artist Gennady Manzhayev was born in Novosibirsk. In 1990, at his exhibition in Novosibirsk, he met Leningrad's artists from Pushkinskaya, 10 ("Gallery10 -10", the Art Center on Pushkinskaya in St. Petersburg) and moved to Leningrad, where he has lived and worked since that time. . "Conditional realism" - as Gennady Manzhayev himself defines his style. Andrey Chezhin is a St. Petersburg master of modern photography widely known as the author of technically conceptual projects. Chezhin films, prints "manually", using often specific artistic techniques - tinting, multiple exposure, printing from several negatives. To immerse yourself in the artist's work and get acquainted with the photo project "25 homage" you can at the exhibition in our art-hotel until July 20, 2017

The international festival «The World of Arts» is holding in Saint-Petersburg.
This festival starts since Monday, 27 of March, and will hold until 1 of April. The name of this festival is The World of Arts – and it has parallels with the Russian artistic phenomenon of the beginning of the XX century. Participants of this festival are the musicians from Switzerland, Finland and Russia, and also poets and artists. In the program of the festival - concerts of a classical and modern music at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, the Hermitage Theater, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Rimsky-Korsakov Museum Apartment, the Sheremetiev Palace.
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The grand opening took place in the art-hotel "Rachmaninov", and the Boutique & Bar «Bohemian» is the headquarters of the festival (address – Kazanskaya street, 5). The «Bohemian» boutique & bar is a unique project of the «Rachmaninov» art holding. This bar is a unity of the idea of ​​a cozy bar and the idea of ​​a conceptual place where you can discuss art and even buy rare objects. The gallery of the hotel will host an exhibition of paintings by famous contemporary Russian artists.

The festival is supported by the State Hermitage Museum, the St. Petersburg Cultural Committee, the Music and Contemporary Music Foundation, the Rachmaninov Art Hotel. You can find more details and photo/video content on our Instagram - art_hotel_rachmaninov

V International Art Forum » Winter Insomnia 2017″

Dear guests! If you are not indifferent to the art of painting and photography, we invite you to St. Petersburg one of the most interesting art projects of our holding!
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From January 30 to February 4, our hotel helds V International Art Forum "Winter Insomnia 2017", which annually brings together artists from different countries to explore the city and the artists of St. Petersburg, for joint participation in master classes, open-airs and symposiums , flash mobs and other equally fascinating kinds of creative activity.

The founder of this forum - Art-Holding "Rachmaninoff". This year the project will be held in conjunction with the "Oleg Yakhnin` Foundation". Permanent partner pf "Winter Insomnia" is the State Academic Capella of St. Petersburg. The best works of art will be on exhibited in our hotel` gallery space immediately after the Forum, and also the works will be on display in exhibition hall of the State Academic Capella during International Economic Forum.

All participants of the art forum will be awarded diplomas and three artists will be awarded the title of laureate.

The jury of creative competition includes the most famous artists of St. Petersburg, which also are permanent participants of "Winter Insomnia": Oleg Yakhnin, Latif Kazbek Alex Talaschuk Alexander Kondurov Svetlana Simina, Ashot Khachatryan.

Information About "Winter Insomnia"

St. Petersburg is considered as the most beautiful city in the world. And indeed it is. And also there is a common opinion that the visiting Venice of the North is best in the summer, the season of the white nights. Foreigners are convinced that all the residents of our city, like bears, hibernate - sitting at home at the samovar, and sometimes are crawling out to work, all dressed in the boots and hats with earflaps.

Those who have ever visited St. Petersburg in the winter were delighted with what they saw. The architecture of palaces, houses, churches, forged fences and monuments are becoming very graphical from frost or fresh snow, and the city - comfortable in its grandeur and mystery. Theaters, galleries, artists' homes and studios, concert halls, cozy cafes and restaurants are full of life. And to prove one more time, that St. Petersburg in the winter is no less interesting than in the summer, our hotel helds "Winter Insomnia".

Information sponsor of art forum "Winter Insomnia" - Internet TV channel, videonewspaper ArtWay.TV

If you are an artist, there is still time to register for the forum - registration ends at January 27, 2017. You can apply to the mail:, please attach the link for your works.

The jury will select 14 participants who will be provided with complimentary accommodation in Art Hotel Rachmaninov, visa support, food and canvas for competition work.

Other interested persons can take advantage of a special 30% discount on accommodation in Art Hotel Rachmaninov and participate in all activities of the Forum for FREE.

Breakfast schedule for winter time
Dear guests! Taking into account the wishes of the creative persons, our hotel introduces a new winter mode of the breakfast time! From 8 a.m. till 11.30 a.m.! Bon Appetit! Have a nice day!

Photogallery “Rachmaninov Garden” Present The Lydia Haikara exhibition Natural phenomena
The exhibition “Natural phenomena” presents photos, made during the period from 2010 to 2016. There is subject selection from three series “Landscapes”, “Inhabitants” and “Become a part”. All the photos combine with author’s deep intimate perception of world and herself. Lydia Haikara has taken analogue pictures since 2010. Lydia is engaged in sport tourism and the hobby helps her to make a wonderful set of natural sceneries.
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Dense forests play the role of studio. Requirements for models are minimal: enthusiasm and readiness to be frostbitten awhile. The series “Become a part” was made by applying double exposure. In analogue photos it is hard to control double exposure during the shooting. Often the results of using this technique are unpredictable: photographer could make either disappointing or amazing photos. Author got the opportunity to combine incongruous. And Lydia implements the idea perfectly.

Curator of the project – Yriy Gurchenkov

How to cook Russian soup borscht? Our recipe

Autumn is a soup season! Today I want to share with you the recipe of the favorite dishe of the great composer Rachmaninov and probably the most delicious Russian dish. If you have never tried borsch, you can’t understand what the real Russian cuisine is. Borsch will be the most delicious in early autumn, when all vegetables are right from the garden and still keep vitamins.

Soup is usually prepared with meat in restaurants. But eventually, the right soup is always vegetarian. And only after it prepared you add meat, chicken or turkey. And, of course, bacon!

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How to prepare a delicious soup? So, let's begin!Ingredients:

  • Beans - 0.5 cup
  • Potato - 1
  • Onion - 2
  • Beet  - 2
  • Carrot - 1
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Cabbage - 1/2 head of cabbage
  • Celery / root or leaves or can be both
  • Bell pepper - 1
  • Hot pepper
  • Greens
  • Apple vinegar - 1 tbsp.
  • Sunflower oil - 3 tbsp.
  • Tomatoes - 4.5 or tomato paste
  • We put half a cup of pre-cooked beans in a pot about 3.5 liter-sized, one large diced potato, one onion and pour in two liters of water. Add 1 tbsp. l. sunflower oil and begin to cook with the closed lid.

    In the same time pour 1-2 tbsp.  of sunflower oil to the pan, grate one beet, celery and carrot, finely chop one onion and begin to saute. Don’t do it too long, so vegetables will be crubchy. At the very end add chopped garlic . Intuition and creativity might be needed from the cook.

    A saute can take about 10 minutes. At the very end add the chopped tomatoes, bell pepper, and sauté for another 5 minutes and after that add chopped celery leaves.

    Time to chop cabbage and we do it very fast and nice.

    Half an hour is enough to boil potatoes with beans and onions. We will take onion out and throw it away. We needed only its taste in our soup. We add all contents of our saucepan to the potato and beans and now boil it all together. Then immediately add chopped cabbage, salt and pepper, boil and take a pan away from a stove.

    It will be good if you leave your soup for about 15 minutes, but with the lid open so the vegetables will be not overcooked.

    The most delicious dish of Russian cuisine – borsch is ready! Pour on soup in plates, add a spoon of sour cream and add greens.

    A few tips to make your soup taste better:

    Borsch is more delicious on the second day, so if you want to surprise your guests, prepare it in advance. We eat borsch with pampushki (baked dough), a cold shot of vodka and a slice of bacon and garlic.

    We prepare pampushki by special recipe, and this in our next "Delicious blog"!

    If you want to see how to cook soup, learn the secrets of Russian cuisine, as well as to try a dish cooked by skillful hands of our chef - come on to one of our regular BORSCH-parties in the Art hotel "Rachmaninov"!

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