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Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« on: March 15, 2006, 02:04:04 PM »
As everybody knows St Petersbourg has been chosen by Putin for being the place of meetings for the next G8 in July...

During few weeks it will be "the centre of the world"where "powerful countries"will debate on the future of the world,decid "a lot of important things"so probably, Strelna should be the place of congresses as it had been dedicated for...

So,we may wonder if St Petersbourg will do important restorations (perhaps the Grand prince Alexei's palace),or reconstructions of importants buildings just like Strelna at the occasion of the 300th century of the town in 2003...

Thank you in advance of all information,
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 02:58:04 AM »
I will be in Moscow and St. Petersburg during the G8 Conference and a few weeks beyond.

Hotels were virtually impossible to book even in December, not allowing me to reserve my first preferences in both cities.

It will however be an interesting time to be there.
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006, 07:36:19 AM »
I think that restorations and G8 has no much connections.
But from the last year the Governer Mrs. Matvienko is trying to make the programme " The Facades of Petersburg".
So I think that all facades in Center  will look brightly
till G8.
Actually the city will be closed since 1st of July till the end of July.
Very pitty for tourists, hotels, guides, museums etc.....

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2006, 03:40:17 PM »
Very glad I will be there in April !
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2006, 04:12:30 PM »
Thanks everyone for the replies!!!

What is a pity in my view is the fact there will just have a work of frontage  on the buildings and (very probaly)only in the center whereas main historical monuments need "a total renovation "they just hide the bad condition of preservation ...

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 07:12:07 PM »
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I think that restorations and G8 has no much connections.
But from the last year the Governer Mrs. Matvienko is trying to make the programme " The Facades of Petersburg".
So I think that all facades in Center  will look brightly
till G8.
Actually the city will be closed since 1st of July till the end of July.
Very pitty for tourists, hotels, guides, museums etc.....


I don't think so I have accommodation confirmed and paid for in July and August.

On July 13 - 14 there is a Forum in Moscow.

There is a junior meeting in Pushkin July 7-18.

The G8 Summit is on July 15 - 17 in St. P, and then the next items on the agenda are in September.

Why would St. P be "closed off" for the remainder of July after July 19 at the first instance  ... it makes no sense?
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2006, 09:09:28 PM »
July in Petersburg is inpossible.
maybe in Pushkin would be OK.
City's hotels is closed for the preparations. At the present, it is forbidden to make reservations for the tourists. But maybe it would be changed . So you could wait.
Because connected institutes from all participants of G8 will start to enter to the city in the beginning of July.
The security is necessary.
But if you would go for work, it would be better if you go not from 13-20 July in Petersburg. Because , sometimes, it would be impossible to walk the center of the city.

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2006, 10:21:18 PM »
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July in Petersburg is inpossible.
maybe in Pushkin would be OK.
City's hotels is closed for the preparations. At the present, it is forbidden to make reservations for the tourists. But maybe it would be changed . So you could wait.
Because connected institutes from all participants of G8 will start to enter to the city in the beginning of July.
The security is necessary.
But if you would go for work, it would be better if you go not from 13-20 July in Petersburg. Because , sometimes, it would be impossible to walk the center of the city.


Hikaru,

You misunderstand me I have accommodation paid and confirmed prior to July 20.

Are you suggesting that it will be impossible to walk down Nevski Prospekt or cross the bridges?

What are the residents going to do during this period?
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2006, 10:32:17 PM »
Hikaru,

With the Moskovskii train station roughly at the central point along Nevskii are you suggesting that that will also be closed to all daily movements?

I find it hard to believe that the trains to and from Moscow will not run during that period.

Is there any documentation that can viewed regarding the "lock down" issues.

Thanks if you can help me, I am starting to be become a little concerned.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2006, 11:05:44 PM »
At the present. the ordinary people would not allowed to use train station (train station should be closed from 15 -20 July for ordinary tourists etc.). But Maybe later it would be changed. Nobody knows
I am sure that during the sammit all archives , institutes, some of museums will be ordered to take a rest for this period of time. ( The same thing occured   during 300 th Anniversary).
So, if you want to enter to Petersburg, it would be better to do it till 14 th of July. It is said that Airport and Train Stations would be closed completely since 2 days before the sammitte. Maybe everything would be changed. Novody knows.
Maybe Alexandr Palace would be the better place to work during the sammit in Petersburg.
The residents would be ordered to leave Petersburg for dachas if it is possible. Usually, there are no residents in this time of the year in the city. Or a very few of them.
If you want to get more ifm, it is better to ask your Travel Company. Because the proper travel company should know the information.

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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2006, 11:49:17 PM »
Hi Hikaru,

The company "Russia and Beyond" here in Australia has assured me that they rang the Hotel in St. P in question and it will not be closed during this period. I was informed that the majority of hotels are "fully booked out" because of the need to accommodate support staff and the multitudes of global journalists and TV crews.

Those personnel, will need to walk down Nevsky and eat. I am sorry but I have immense difficulty in believing that the city center will become inoperative during this period.

Locals certainly may be encouraged to take time out, but a large city such as St. P does not cease to function.

Furthermore there was no indication from the Russian Consulate here in Canberra that I was not able to enter St. P on my specified date. They endorsed my visa within days, knowing my dates of entry to each Russian city, as is the required  procedure.

Do you have any specific local government information that I can view on this matter please?


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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006, 07:02:53 PM »
Hi Hikaru,

This morning I contacted the exclusive agency that deals with all the bookings for Australian residents who travel to Russia. They informed me that most hotels are indeed booked out for the exclusive use of G8 Summit personnel, BUT one or two hotels will remain available for ordinary tourists.

I was assured that the city center will function.

There will no doubt be a several kilometer exclusionary zone around Strelna and Pushkin, similar to what was in place in Scotland (Gleaneagles) and Geneva.

It is however quite possible that the Hermitage at that time may only be open for the exclusive use of the Summit support staff which may imply that it might not be accessible to locals. It is clearly advertised on the G8 website as a place of interest.

The trains will not cease operation between Moscow and St. P which implies that Moskovski Vokzalwill not be closed. (This information I confirmed after a phone call last night to my friend living in Moscow who will be travelling with me.)

What this all means to the private individual is that if you have to be in St. P during this period early bookings are advised to avoid disappointment. This is exactly why I booked everything well ahead in December.

However security issues can change as the time draws nearer, which may mean I will have to stay in Moscow longer than anticipated.
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2006, 10:54:35 AM »
It had been mentionned that for the G8,it will have a work of frontage...so I deduce that there won't have any special restoration work for this event which is before all political...

So,I'll reformulate my question...is there a special restoration these year in the town- and not only in the imperial estate in the surburbs-...?

Thanks in advance to all of you...
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Re: Restorations and renovations in St.Petersburg - news
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2006, 10:53:57 AM »
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So,I'll reformulate my question...is there a special restoration these year in the town- and not only in the imperial estate in the surburbs-...?

Yes, there is...     ;)

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« Reply #14 on: March 30, 2006, 08:24:29 PM »
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So,I'll reformulate my question...is there a special restoration these year in the town- and not only in the imperial estate in the surburbs-...?

Yes, there is...     ;)

Could you expand a little further please?

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