Saint Petersburg

City of St. Petersburg - the largest center of the world and Russian culture, known for its magnificent architectural ensembles, palaces, museums. The city is one of the most attractive tourist centers of the world. In addition to the collections of the past, presented in museums in St. Petersburg, the city has about 50 art galleries and exhibition halls of contemporary art. Cultural heritage of the city annually attracts a large number of tourists.

Worldwide fame of St. Petersburg is its unique architecture, monuments, museums and theaters - the State Hermitage Museum, State Russian Museum, the Mariinsky Theatre, Philharmonic Hall, State University, as well as palaces and parks of Peterhof, Pushkin, Pavlovsk.

Petersburg - a city of museums. Today the city has to offer visit about 200 museums. This world-famous Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world. The Hermitage has about three million exhibits, and the length of the galleries of the museum is about 19 kilometers. And the Russian Museum, whose collection represents nearly thousand-year period of history of Russian art (from the XI century to the present day).

St. Petersburg has more to do with the maturation of the young Vladimir Ulyanov, Vladimir Lenin became here. In 1891, Vladimir Ulyanov passed the external examinations for the Faculty of Law at St. Petersburg University, and in 1893 completely moved to St. Petersburg where he joined a Marxist circle. It was then deployed his main political struggle - Lenin establishes communication with the advanced workers of St. Petersburg, led by workers' circles, explains the need for a transition from sectarian Marxist propaganda to revolutionary agitation in the broad proletarian masses.

It was in St. Petersburg, "Russia's northern capital," Vladimir Ilyich Lenin took up the central idea of Marxism on the historic mission of the working class - the creator of a communist society. He gives all the power of his creative genius, comprehensive erudition, great energy, a rare performance of selfless service to the cause of the proletariat, became a professional revolutionary.

Building of Leningrad State University and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, where Lenin held the exam for the Faculty of Law, Palace Square - the main square of Leningrad, where Lenin repeatedly advocated, Home on New Alexander Street where Vladimir Ilyich was teaching Marxist group - dozens of memorable places associated with the life and activities of the world-famous personality of Lenin.

Monument to Vladimir Lenin in front of Finlyandskiy Railway Station

Finlyandskiy railway station

The Palace Square

Kschessinskaya Mansion

Smolny Cathedral

Elizarovs Memorial Appartment

Nevsky prospect

The Winter Palace

The State Hermitage museum

The monuments to the heroic defense of Leningrad during the Second World War

The Peter and Paul Fortress

The Museum of Political History of Russia

Peterhof State Museum Reserve