St. Petersburg – the “second capital” of Russia

1. Remember what functions are inherent in the capital city. Which of them has St. Petersburg preserved and continues to develop?

By definition, the capital is the main city of the state, usually the seat of the highest state authorities, central institutions and departments. In some states of the capital are often allocated to an independent administrative unit, for it a special management procedure is established.

In Moscow, all government bodies, institutions that administer the country as a whole, all ministries and departments, embassies of foreign countries and representative offices of large foreign firms are concentrated. St. Petersburg continues to be the largest cultural, museum center.

St. Petersburg is the second largest railway junction in Russia. All in all, 12 highways leave for Moscow, the European North, the Urals, the Baltic countries, Scandinavia, Ukraine, Belarus, etc.

2. They say that there is no such area where St. Petersburg would not have shown itself in all its splendor. How do you know the figures of science, culture and art who worked in this city?

An exceptional role in the construction of the center of St. Petersburg belongs to architect A. N. Voronikhin, A. Zakharov, K. I. Rossi – the authors of the most significant buildings.

A correct understanding of the role of the Neva in the architectural appearance of the city was shown by architect Toma de Tomon, who built up the arrow of Vasilevsky Island and created the expressive building of the Stock Exchange.

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St. Petersburg – the “second capital” of Russia