Saint Petersburg: The cultural capital of Russian artists

The first street lighting in Russia appeared in St. Petersburg. The event is tied to the date of November 23, 1706. From that moment on, any major celebration would see lanterns hung on the building facades of the four main streets of the city. / Illumination in St. Petersburg, Fyodor Vasilyev

The first street lighting in Russia appeared in St. Petersburg. The event is tied to the date of November 23, 1706. From that moment on, any major celebration would see lanterns hung on the building facades of the four main streets of the city. / Illumination in St. Petersburg, Fyodor Vasilyev

Fyodor Vasiliev
St. Petersburg has been home to many great Russian poets, writers, artists, and scientists. In our selection, all the hues and tints of the “cultural capital” are captured on canvas.
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