(8 Jun 2018) RUSSIA WORLD CUP ST. PETERSBURG GUIDE
SOURCE: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 20 May 2018
++DAY SHOTS++
1. St. Isaac’s cathedral, people sitting on benches
2. Boat passing through channel into Neva River
3. Various of FIFA World Cup mascot ‘Zabivaka’ in the window of official merchandise shop, holding sign, reading (English): ‘Welcome’
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 23 May 2018
4. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Kiril Sokolov, Head of Neva Seasons travel agency:
“St. Petersburg always has something to surprise its guests with, even if they aren’t visiting for the first time. St Petersburg is actually one of the few cities which have been ready for hosting large-scale sports events for a long time. Some of the most recent new things to notice are new roads and our beautiful stadium.”
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 18 May 2018
5. Various of Saint Petersburg stadium, also called the Zenit Arena
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 20 May 201
6. Various of boat trip along Neva River
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 23 May 2018
7. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Kiril Sokolov, Head of Neva Seasons travel agency:
“St. Petersburg attracts visitors not only with its classic sights like Hermitage (Museum), Peterhof (Palace), Czars’ Village and Russian Museum. A lot of new museums, new spaces and modern places have been opened recently.”
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 19 May 2018
8. Wide of the Hermitage Museum, seen from the water
9. Close of tourists
10. Mid of the Hermitage Museum, seen from water
11. Wide of Palace Square
12. Pan left of skateboarder
13. Close of Winter Palace exterior
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 21 May 2018
14. Various of Mechtateli (Dreamer’s) Cafe interior, people eating and drinking coffee
15. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Lyudmila Ivanova, Founder of Mechtateli Cafe:
“We really wanted to create a modern city cafe, where guests would find interesting signature cuisine, a diverse wine selection with plenty of grape varieties as well as excellent coffee. We work with specialty and do it to the level of a very good coffee shop.”
16. Various of barista making coffee
17. Various of guests sitting by window, drinking coffee
18. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Lyudmila Ivanova, Founder of Mechtateli Cafe:
“We made a very interesting menu based on local products. We simply called it ‘Russian menu’ and tried to use the maximum of what we and our neighbouring regions can offer while making it. Our chef himself went to the forest to collect herbs for these dishes, which we accompanied with local wines. We hope that through this menu, we will show the diversity of our modest northern lands, and will keep it really delicious, beautiful and interesting.”
19. Various of Mechtateli chef serving dish on Russian menu – Quail on Pine Cones
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St. Petersburg, Russia – 22 May 2018
20. Various of city skyline
21. Various of Gastronomika restaurant summer terrace
22. Various of Gastronomika restaurant interior
23. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Vladimir Shepilov, Brand Chef at Gastronomika restaurant:
“Here we’ve united cuisines of different continents under one roof. Each dish we make has its own individual peculiarities and bright taste. You can taste Russian cuisine as well as Asian, and every dish will have something special about it, something you won’t find in any other restaurant.”
24. Various of dishes being served
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