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Feel the spirit of Russia in this beautiful folkloric show that will not leave a single person unaffected!
If you are lucky, you might even be picked up to join the dancers on stage!

The folk show is represented with 3 professional folk groups: 
1) “Peters Quartet” vocal quartet. Classical performance of folk songs, lyrical romances and Russian Orthodox hymns.
2) "Maidan" Cossack song-and-dance group. The name of the group gets its origin from the place where all Cossacks used to assemble in older times and where decisions were made "by the whole world". The group skilfully reproduces Cossack songs and dances in their original form.
3) «Stars of St.Petersburg» dance group. The dancers have graduated from leading schools of choreography in Russia. The repertoire covers lyrical dances of the Russian North, energetic dances of the Cossacks from the Don and Voronezh, dancing miniatures of the Urals and Siberia with their subtle humour. Spectators of all ages and tastes will be able to appreciate not only the ability of the performers to bring Russian national colour to the stage, but also their highest skills, complexity of acrobatic feats and breath-taking leaps.

Duration of the show: 1.5 hours (two parts of 45 minutes)
Drinks and light snacks are served during the interval. Try a bite of canapés with red caviar, ham, Russian Salami, various cheeses; enjoy a shot of Russian vodka, a glass of champagne, red wine, or stay healthy with mineral water, juice and assorted soft drinks.
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Witness the colorful energy and vibrant charm of Russian folk show, 'Feel Yourself Russian,' during a captivating 2-hour performance at Nikolayevsky Palace in St Petersburg. Upgrade your tour to include round-trip transportation from your St Petersburg hotel and enjoy the convenience of traveling to and from the venue in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Be mesmerized by the vocal quartets and dramatic dances of the show and revitalize with traditional Russian snacks during the interval (own expense).
  • 2-hour performance of Russian folk show, 'Feel Yourself Russian', at Nikolayevsky Palace in St Petersburg
  • Upgrade your tour to include convenient round-trip transportation from your St Petersburg hotel
  • Marvel at the color and energy that exudes from the singers and dancers featured in the show
  • Sample traditional Russian snacks and drinks during the interval
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Enjoyed it immensely

The fact that I read the reviews on Trip Adviser before I booked this Folk show for my family was very helpful, plus everything promised to be offered as part of the show was t 100% true. First of all, let the driver pick you...More

Thank MayMustafa
ElenaUlko, Управляющий at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear MayMustafa, Thank you so much for this prompt review. We love to hear that our guests remain pleased and enjoy the activities we offer, including this Folk-Show. We hope to see you on your future trips to Russia with Ulko-Tours as well. Best regards,...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Exciting evening

The Folk Show was really fun and enjoyable. The experience was definitely targeted toward tourists but it was a very good show and demonstrated the diversity of Russian dance and song. The drinks and snacks during intermission were a nice touch and the theater was...More

2  Thank svanz27
ElenaUlko, Владелец at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear SvanZ, I'm truly happy you've also enjoyed the evening show with the Kossacks. It is indeed an enjoyable activity and that is why we offer it to our guests here in Russia. At the same time, I would like to thank you for the...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Russian cossack folk evening st petersburg

Went here one evening as part of an add-on to our russian escorted tour. Not cheap, but we had a wonderful evening, and it was so enjoyable. At times we didn't know whether to laugh or cry with joy - Yes, it was very corny...More

Thank platpeeps
ElenaUlko, Владелец at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Dear platpeeps, Thank you for your review. I am truly happy you've enjoyed the Folk Show which has probably helped you to discover a bit more about Russian culture & our traditions. We hope to see you on our tours in the future! Best regards,...More

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Absolute ripoff

This is an overpriced event full of folk dancing and singing. It reminded me of a high school production, and we left at the intermission. The palace is nice but we probably would have left at intermission had this event been free.More

2  Thank malachi221
ElenaUlko, Owner at ULKOtours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear Malachi, We are sorry you hadn't enjoyed your folk-show experience. All guests are different and this show is usually very popular among visitors to Saint Petersburg and is a highly rated show compared to other trouppes. It is always fully booked during high season,...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Great fun

We were driven by Artem who carefully escorted us inside and explained what we would see. We were met inside the Palace with champagne before going into the theater. The singing and dancing were delightful and so Russian! My adult grandson was drawn onto the...More

Thank DrJill24
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