Cats are a legend of the Hermitage and part and parcel of it. You will see them on cat-themed souvenirs from the Museum, in the children's drawings exhibited in the Palace galleries on the annual Day of Hermitage Cats.
I do believe that one of the best ways to explore any country is to try its cuisine. Here are top four Russian soups.
Even if Carl Fabergé had limited himself to making jewelled eggs, his name would have been on a par with the greatest jewelers. Nevertheless, House of Fabergé became the first Russian company that reached Siam, where the royal apartments of Thai monarchs were decorated with Jade Buddha crafted by its jewelers.
The process of cultural artifacts returning began immediately after the Second World War. However we can count on fingers stories of happy returning of values voluntarily.
Dvortsovaya embankment - is the architectural centre of Saint Petersburg.Here you can see not only the stunning Winter Palace but many other grand palaces which once belonged to Russian aristocracy. One of such palaces is grand duke Vladimir’s italian-slyle palazzo and this is where a story worthy of James Bond took place.
Grand, Soviet, Extravagant - Seven Incredible Subway Stations.
Most impressive pieces of art that the Nazis hunted for.
Make sure that you don't miss these treasures of the Hermitage collection. Top things to see and admire.
Saint Petersburg is an ideal city for long unforgettable holidays both for adults and children. This place will be adored by your kids.
The most famous beaches are in the north, in the so-called «Resort Area» which starts with Sestroretsk ( 30 min drive from the city) and stretches for many kilometers along the coast of the Baltic sea.