Documentary and art photostory about a left-bank part of St. Petersburg: about The Admiralty, with its well-known spike, and about history of its construction… about majestic St. Isaac’s Cathedral, about The Bronze Horseman sung by Pushkin and it’s history… about an unforgettable panorama of The Spit of Vasilyevsky Island with Rostral Columns… Supplied with a set of color photos, the story about the Nevsky Left bank of the Northern Capital of Russia, will not leave indifferent anybody.
The documentary and art photostory about an island, right-bank part of St. Petersburg with which building of the city began. Supplied more than fifty color photos, the story will tell also of the Cabin of Peter the Great constructed in three days and of the first in the city park “for commonalty”, and of the Artillery museum, with the world’s largest collection of weapon, of the cruiser “Aurora” which did to so many noise for the whole world the shot and of the Mosque, largest in Europe…
Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the main sanctuaries of Saint-Petersburg and a symbol of the northern capital. Today the Neva banks panorama can be hardly imagined without Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral's sharp gilded steeple, crowned with the figure of an angel - the guardian of the city. A special place among Petersburg churches has always belonged to the cathedral named after the patron saint of Petersburg - Saint Peter the Apostle. The burial place of the Russian Imperial Family, the military honour memorial of Russia, the city's metropolitan cathedral - from the day of its foundation the cathedral has been an important center not only for religious, but also for state and socio-political life of the new capital of the Russian Empire.
Interact Media presents a film about one of the most beautiful cities in the world: St. Petersburg, Russia. Founded 300 years ago on the banks of the River Neva by Peter the Great, this city is often called the "Northern Venice". St. Petersburg draws people from all over the world with its grand beauty, amazing architecture, and unique spirit. See the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the Summer Garden, the old ships on the Neva, the Cathedral of the Spilled Blood, the stunning panorama from the heights of St. Isaac's Cathedral, and so much more. Startingfrom the city's earliest known history, this film traces the building of St. Petersburg, leading you through all the city's remarkable spots in time and space. You will treasure this complete visual catalog of the wonders and mysteries of St. Petersburg.
The documentary photostory about the St. Petersburg Fortress with more than fifty color photos, opens not only history of creation and purpose of fortress in the delta of Neva, but, on – to a being, acquaints with the birthplace of the city as at the beginning of the XVIII century of a concept of the city and fortress were identical. The reader has an opportunity to get acquainted with the most well remained fortress of Europe of an era of the late Middle Ages and to admire its unique types.
The documentary and art photostory about St. Petersburg illustrated more than two tens color photos, is, on – to a being, peculiar “business card” at the first acquaintance to The Great City. It acquaints the reader not only with man-made beauty of the Northern Capital, but also opens very difficult history of emergence of the city, its value for Russia and, – the main thing! – opens wide soul of the Great Child of Pyotr.
Documentary and art historical photostory. By historical reconstruction covers drama events of the past: release of the northwest lands of Russia from the Swedish occupation (1703) also describes search of gold treasury of the Swedish general Abraham Kroniort near the northern suburb of St. Petersburg – Sestroretsk.Based on the real facts, with a set of color photos (more than 60), the story opens as well history of the city of Sestroretsk – from the birth and up to now.
Documentary and art photostory about a left-bank part of St. Petersburg: about The Summer garden, with its openwork lattice… about Atlases, about The Winter Palace and The Palace Square, – about majestic ensemble marking The Great Victory over Napoleon’s hordes… about The Alexander Column which is still surprising the whole world… Supplied with several tens color photos, the story about The Nevsky Left bank, about The Moscow side of The Northern Capital, will not leave indifferent anybody.
Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gawk at Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral, lose yourself in a performance at the Bolshoi, or be dazzled by the wealth of imperial art at the State Hermitage Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Moscow & St Petersburg and begin your journey now!
The quiz game «5 QUESTIONS» will be interesting for everybody independently of the level of initial knowledge. You will discover 5 intriguing facts on each of 12 most famous sights of Saint Petersburg. A series "The Sights of Saint Petersburg" will introduce you closer to the city and it will allow you to hold a fascinating competition with your friends.
Прекрасно иллюстрированное подарочное издание в твердом переплете с золотым тиснением и трехсторонним золотым обрезом. The priceless collections of the Hermitage, one of the world's most famous museums, are preserved in a beautiful complex of palaces, which is striking for the harmony of its architectural rhythms and its commensurate proportions. Talented architects created, in the course of a century and-a half, a group-of palaces for the principal imperial residence - the Winter-Palace, the buildings of the Small, Large and New Hermitages and the Hermitage Theatre. These buildings serve to this day as a precious setting for the treasures of world art. The place itself where the Hermitage palaces are located in St. Petersburg is associated with the most important events in the city's early history. It was here, on the left bank of the Neva, opposite the main fortress, that in November 1705, a little more than two years after the foundation of the northern capital, Peter the Great laid the foundations of the Admiralty, which - was to become the major shipyard of new Russia. Soon the first wooden houses ... of naval officers and shipwrights, Peter's closest associates, began to grow around the Admiralty, primarily upstream the Neva, alongside its low bank. In 1705, on .the site of the present-day Palace Embankment with its imposing stone edifices, palaces-for the Admiralty commanders, Russian Vice-Admiral Fiodor Apraxin and Kornelis Kruis, a Norwegian by origin, were built. A little later, in 1768, Peter himself took a decision to move to the left bank of the Neva, closer to the Admiralty, where his first, wooden Winter Palace was under construction. From this time onwards, a rapid transformation of the Neva bank of Admiralty Island, largely due to the Russian monarch's dwelling there, began. Издание на английском языке.
Few cities in the world can rival St Petersburg in the amazing fastness of its birth, development and flowering. There is hardly any other similarly daring and ambitious city that even in its cradle claimed for the right to be on a par with major centers of Europe. Founded by Peter the Great on the Baltic borders of Russia, St Petersburg grew to become, within merely two decades, the brilliant capital of the great Russian Empire.
Прекрасно иллюстрированное подарочное издание в твердом переплете с серебряным тиснением и трехсторонним серебряным обрезом. The city of St Petersburg, the former capital of the Russian Empire and the embodiment of the pride and glory of the Russian state, was founded on 27 May 1703. The creation of the city was a daring feat. In order to realise his vision, Peter I, turning his back on the traditions of "ancient" Rus, called upon the new generation, which, with its fierce confidence and characteristic youthfulness, welcomed his ambitious plans. St Petersburg became the symbol of a new era of Russian history and grandiose, unprecedented ventures. As if challenging nature itself, the Emperor resolved to create a northern "Paradise" on an area of marshy land that seemed perpetually wreathed in mist. Petersburg became the primary concern and favourite "child of the northern giant, in which the energy, brutality and revolutionary force of the '93 Convention were concentrated, ... [the favourite child] of the tsar, who renounced his country for its own good and oppressed it in the name of Europeanism and civilisation" (Alexander Herzen). Indeed, the building of the new capital demanded a concerted effort and a great deal of strength. Many thousands of human lives were lost in the process, and it is perhaps because of this that the history of Petersburg is so full of dark a...
Water and stone … – these two elements which merged together create unique beauty of Sankt-Ptersburg. The documentary and art photostory, with two hundred color photos, is “business card” at the first acquaintance to the Great City. It acquaints the reader not only with man-made beauty of the Northern Capital of Great Russia, but also opens very difficult history of emergence of the city, its value for the country and – the main thing! – opens wide soul of the Great Child of Peter.
St Petersburg is the youngest among well-known European cities - its tercentenary was celebrated in 2003. For more than two hundred years it was the brilliant capital of the immense Russian Empire pushing the old patriarchal Moscow into the background. Having lost the official status of the capital in 1918, it has still remained the country's cultural and spiritual centre. It was in St Petersburg that the new type of Russian man was being formed, the greatest triumphs were celebrated and the events that influenced the destiny of Russia and the world as a whole took place. Not a single Russian city caused such admiration and was an object of such damnation as St Petersburg; there is no other city in Russia with which the brightest hopes and the darkest prophecies were associated.St Petersburg is unique indeed. Created by the powerful will of Peter the Great as "a window on to Europe", it reminded by its sudden emergence to European countries about the forgotten Russia that had been withdrawn, in their opinion, to the boundary of the Christian world. The Tsar founded the city "to curb the haughty neighbour", to ensure for Russia an outlet to the Baltic Sea and "to gain a foothold upon the coast". It was here, in the new capital that Peter the Great overcame the country's centuries-long isolation, strengthened its influence and proclaimed Russia as an Empire becoming its first Emperor. Peter, preoccupied with grandiose imperial plans, was inspired by the image of "eternal" Rome, so imperial symbols and parallels were highly important for him. Therefore the name of the Holy City of St Peter given to the new capital was associated not only with the heavenly patron of the Russian Tsar, but also with the idea of St Petersburg as the new Rome. It was not a mere coincidence that the coat of arms of the city on the Neva River is somewhat similar to that of the Vatican - crossed anchors correspond to the crossed keys of the Catholic state. The arms suggested, as it were, a link between Emperor Peter, who took a decision to open the doors of his "paradise" to Europe, with the Apostle Peter, who possessed keys from Paradise. And the anchor in the coat of arms was regarded as a symbol of the spiritual salvation and faith, implying at the same time the young Russian fleet.