It’s the eve of White Nights in St. Petersburg – one of the most incredible and romantic phenomena in Russia!
This year, the White Nights period in St. Petersburg will run from June 11 to July 2, 2013. But that’s just the astronomical aspect – in fact, the St. Petersburg White Nights will begin on May 26 and end on July 16. The brightest night of all falls on June 20 – 21, when the sun dips below the horizon by a mere 7 degrees and the day lasts an astounding 18 hours and 53 minutes.
It is during this special time that the city on the Neva hosts a multitude of celebrations, festivals, exhibitions and concerts. "Waking dream" – that’s precisely how you’ll remember your visit to the "Venice of the North" – St. Petersburg.