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Glass Bottles, Cars Banned for Victory Day

Published: May 8, 2014 (Issue # 1809)



  • Cars, as well as glass bottles, will be banned along Nevsky Prospekt for Victory Day celebrations May 9.
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Revelers celebrating Victory Day will be unable to buy drinks in glass bottles or park their cars in the city center on May 9, according to a report by Interfax.

For the day, shops located along Nevsky Prospekt and the surrounding streets have been prohibited from selling any drinks in glass containers. Parked cars will also be removed from the central streets before the holiday begins.

“The Department of Consumer Affairs has ordered shops not to sell takeaway drinks in glass containers along Nevsky Prospekt or within 500 meters of the city’s main thoroughfare,” a representative of the Central District Administration told Interfax on Wednesday.

The regional traffic police have announced that motor vehicle will be banned along the entirety of Nevsky Prospekt on Friday from 3.45 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. Earlier in the day, Nevsky Prospekt will be closed between Sadovaya Ulitsa to Admiralteisky Prospekt from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Also from 3.45 pm to 6.20 pm, a section of Ligovsky Prospekt near Nevsky and all of Grechesky Prospekt, Ploschad Vosstanya, Ulitsa Zhikovskogo, Ulitsa Radischeva, 2nd Sovetskaya and Dvortsovy Proezd will be closed.

Police have warned drivers that cars parked on these streets will be towed starting late this evening.





 


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Saturday, Nov. 1


The men and women who dedicate their lives to fitness get their chance to compete for the title of best body in Russia at today’s Grand Prix Fitness House PRO, the nation’s premier bodybuilding competition. Not only will men and women be competing for thousands of dollars in prizes and a trip to represent their nation at Mr. Olympia but sporting goods and nutritional supplements will also be available for sale. Learn more about the culture of the Indian subcontinent during Diwali, the annual festival of lights that will be celebrated in St. Petersburg this weekend at the Culture Palace on Tambovskaya Ul. For 100 rubles ($2.40), festival-goers listen to Indian music, try on traditional Indian outfits and sample dishes highlighting the culinary diversity of the billion-plus people in the South Asian superpower.



Sunday, Nov. 2


Check out the latest video and interactive games at the Gaming Festival at the Mayakovsky Library ending today. Meet with the developers of the popular and learn more about their work, or learn how to play one of their creations with the opportunity to ask the creators themselves about the exact rules.



Monday, Nov. 3


Non-athletes can get feed their need for competition without breaking a sweat at the Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament this evening at the Cube Bar at Lomonosova 1. Referees will judge the validity of each matchup award points to winners while the city’s elite fight for the chance to be called the best of the best. Those hoping to play must arrange a team beforehand and pay 200 rubles ($4.80) to enter.



Tuesday, Nov. 4


Attend the premiere of Canadian director Xavier Dolan’s latest film “Mommy” at the Avrora theater this evening. The fifth picture from the 25-year-old, it is the story of an unruly teenager but the most alluring (or unappealing) aspect is the way the film was shot: in a 1:1 format that is more reminiscent of Instagram videos than cinematic art. Tickets cost 400 rubles ($9.60) and snacks and drinks will be available.



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