Petersburg became the cultural city of Russia. What and why?
Recently in several Federal mass-media there were news about the results of a survey conducted by sociologists among residents from 39 cities of Russia. Respondents were asked a simple question: if they have enough cultural institutions and whether the quality of services provided. According to the results of the survey revealed that St. Petersburg again earned the honorary title of the cultural city of Russia. Ivbg.ru thought, and for that reason the Northern capital got such an honor.
For anybody not a secret that St. Petersburg has long been called the cultural capital of Russia. This is done not because the current capital was moved to Moscow, but because the city on the Neva really deserved this title. In St. Petersburg focused the large number of museums, parks and monuments — grad more than three hundred years amazes visitors with its magnificence. Relatively short, but very eventful history of the city, which has left an indelible mark of European artists and architects, brings to St. Petersburg the honor and glory today and in the future. Among the famous monuments of different styles and eras of the development of cultural capital includes the Peter and Paul fortress, Kunstkamera, Peter House, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, the Alexandrinsky theatre, the Winter Palace, the Savior on Blood and many others.
Different from other Russian cities, St. Petersburg often became the scene of canonical literary works. Residents of the city on the Neva is considered their city the cultural capital, referring to the fact that the best Russian writers and poets from Pushkin to Dovlatov lived and worked here, universities are among the ten best in Europe, and the Mariinsky theatre and the Hermitage Museum has absorbed the best that is in art.