St. Petersburg is Russia’s pearl of the Baltic
Sea. This magnificent city lies on the Neva
River in continental Europe.
It carries layers of Russian and world history, having
been at the frontline of many important events in the
past centuries. Throughout the years St. Petersburg
was a magnet for talented and ambitious people
not only from Russia, but even from all over the
world. Life of many talented writers, poets, painters,
architects and composers was closely tied with this
city and it influenced their artistic way. All of these
created the specific romantic character of the city
and made the Northern Capital of Russia a true center of the country’s cultural life.