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Since its founding in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great, St. Petersburg has been regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities as well one of the most culturally rich. Petersburg has nurtured Pushkin and Dostoevsky, Nureyev and Baryshnikov, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky. It has also seen its share of tragedy, including the infamous 900-day Nazi siege during which Leningrad (as it was then called) did not surrender and earned the encomium of Hero City.
Today, as it struggles to regain its traditional majesty and influence, Petersburg remains both a thriving center of the arts and a splendidly preserved architectural gem. Among the city's glories are the Hermitage and the Russian Museum. Just outside the city, and easily accessible by public transportation, are three magnificent tsarist palaces.
This elegantly sober website is a comprehensive index to many in- and off-site resources in English and/or Russian covering a variety of topics including art, culture, entertainment, city guides, picture galleries, news, education, society, business, and anything else the vitual traveller may wish to learn about St. Petersburg.



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