St. Petersburg Introduction
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.
Peter and Paul Fortress