This street contains much that is paradoxical and intriguing. The poet Anna Akhmatova lived here during periods of great ... More
This street contains much that is paradoxical and intriguing. The poet Anna Akhmatova lived here during periods of great difficulty during World War II. Further down the avenue towards the river stands Bolshoi Dom, a monstrous building notorious for having been the very place where those suspected of crimes against the state were interrogated or tortured. Nowadays this chilling and imposing place with armed police patrolling nearby is the headquarters of the St. Petersburg FSB (the new title for the security services after the fall of communism). Liteyny Prospekt starts at Liteyny Bridge and ends at Nevsky Prospekt . It is also a great shopping street, so you can window shop while you admire the history.
Of all St. Petersburg's attractions, the country estate of Peterhof is perhaps the place that inspires the greatest pride among
the city's population. Extravagant and bombastic in parts, elegant and relaxed in others, Peterhof's palace and grounds are a ...
The Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 is situated in the cultural hub of St Petersburg, near the Palace Square and the
Hermitage Museum . The hotel is housed in a Petersburg mansion, designed by Basil von Witte in 1853, and ...
Just along the Neva River at the most eastern end of Nevskii Prospekt is the oldest monastery in St. Petersburg.
Surrounded by walls and moats, the Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by Peter the Great in 1710. It is ...