Saint Petersburg

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St. Petersburg is recognized as one of the largest economic, cultural and scientific centers of Russia, Europe and the whole world

Magnificent architectural ensembles, beautiful courtyards, splendid parks, unique museums – all of this constantly arouses considerable interest among tourists. They come from all corners of the world to grasp and appreciate the subtle atmosphere of the Venice of the North, to breathe in the air of this mysterious land of Neva fogs. The city of Saint Peter was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and was set to be the “window to Europe”. Nowadays the city combines Russian and European cultures and traditions in the most extraordinary way. St. Petersburg has several informal names. The Northern Capital, the Venice of the North, the Northern Palmyra, Peter’s City, the City of White Nights, the City on the Neva, and the oldest - Piter - all this is said about the brilliant Petersburg.

However, one of the most common names for the city is, perhaps, “the cultural capital”. Despite the fact that St. Petersburg is relatively young, it has managed to become a real treasury of the global culture. Here, the first public museum in the country was opened, as well as the first monument. There are more than 250 museums in the city. St. Petersburg is a city where a number of important events in the history of the country have happened over three centuries: governmental reforms, coups, intrigues, twists and turns of ordinary people’s fates, the most important scientific discoveries and inventions. Undoubtedly, St. Petersburg is a city with a special fate and unique atmosphere that won’t leave anyone indifferent. You still have not managed to get to know this city? You will definitely discover your own, intimate Petersburg, and we are going to help you get acquainted with it better.

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16 November 2018 - 27 November 2018

International Festival of modern Art "Diaghilev. P.S."

The festival was created in 2009 - the year of the century of the Russian Seasons by Sergei Diaghilev in St. Petersburg - and has become one of the largest cultural events in Russia

31 December 2018 - 1 January 2019

New Year`s Eve in St. Petersburg

New Year`s Eve celebration programme customarily includes some 250 themed events

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