Native name: Санкт-Петербург
At once Russian and thoroughly European, St. Petersburg boasts a magnificent city center (designated
world heritage by UNESCO) and looks as if it's been around for many centuries. In point of fact,
St. Petersburg (founded in 1703) is younger than some cities of the New World.
In Russian literature, the city played the role of the background in classic 19th-century
novels, including those by Dostoyevsky, Tolstoi, and Gogol, all of whom lived in the
city. More recently, poet Joseph Brodsky, and writers Sergey Dovlatov (before either
of them moved to New York) and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky called St. Petersburg home.
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How a Detroit native brought Chicago’s open mic scene to St Petersburg
When Zoran Panjak enters a room, you can hardly miss him. Not only because he’s 6 ft. 9 in.
(205cm) tall, but also because of his loud and clear voice, which welcomes me as I enter Fish
Fabrique—one of St Petersburg’s legendary alternative rock clubs. It’s also the venue where
Zoran and his friends kick-started a close-knit community of local musicians. After more
than 8 years in the city, Zoran has returned to the US for personal reasons – but not
without leaving his footprint in St Petersburg!
Piter People: The American shanty-man of St Petersburg
From Seattle to St Petersburg, American indie folk musician, Robert Palomo, tells his tale of living in Russia’s northern latitudes for more than 21 years, finding love in a Soviet ship, writing sea songs, and, Za Bortom!
Visiting and Studying in St. Petersburg
- St. Petersburg State University
(the main university, tons of programs and degrees, some taught in English)
- Herzen State Pedagogical University
(the "teachers college"; seemingly a major source of brides in the city;
many language-related degree programs)
(very famous, but mostly tech stuff)
- HSE - Higher School of Economics / St. Petersburg Campus
(offers a Bachelor of Arts in Philology)
- Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University
(mostly for geeks)
- St. Petersburg State University of Economics
Practical Info For Visitors
Map of St. Petersburg
1: Anglia 2: Bookbridge 3: House of Books 4: New Holland 5: Summer Garden 6: The Winter Palace / Hermitage
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