Learn Russian in ‚Pieter‘, as St. Petersburg is fondly called by its inhabitants today, which looks back at a short but moving history resulting in the enlisting of the old town into the UNESCO world heritage list.
While learning Russian in St. Petersburg, you can visit its several sights, such as the first stone building of the city the ‘Peter and Paul Fortress’ and the grand palace ‘Peterhof’ which was influenced by ‘Versailles’.
It seems unbelievable that a little more than 300 years ago, the area of nowadays St. Petersburg was just a swamp area along the river bed of the ’Neva’ which is still dividing the city today. The water is still present today - St. Petersburg is known for its reputation as Venice of north and there are more than 800 bridges in the city.
Today more than 4.6 Million inhabitants live in greater St. Petersburg granting it the status of the northernmost metropolis of the world.
The city is the cultural capital of Russia and hosts one of the biggest museums in the world ‘The Hermitage’, (which holds the largest collection of paintings in the world).