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Culture of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg has a great historical and cultural heritage which ensures social stability and harmony in inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations, enhances creative potential, spiritual evolution of individuals and the society as a whole.

St. Petersburg has a great historical and cultural heritage which ensures social stability and harmony in inter-ethnic and inter-confessional relations, enhances creative potential, spiritual evolution of individuals and the society as a whole.
Culture makes an important contribution into the economic renaissance of the city, creating new jobs, attracting investments, developing new economic sectors – cultural tourism and artistic crafts.
St. Petersburg is a cultural center of world value. St. Petersburg has 7783 sites of cultural heritage. It is almost 10% of all monuments protected by the state in Russia. An impressive system of centers of arts and humanities operates in the city; this includes museums, theaters, libraries, art galleries and concert halls. The State Hermitage, the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet Theater, the Russian National Library, the State Russian Museum, the Peter-and-Paul Fortress, the Maly Drama Theatre, the St. Isaac’s Cathedral place. St. Petersburg among in the top of ten cities of the world most appealing for visiting.
UNESCO has included the historic downtown part of St. Petersburg in the World Heritage List.
St. Petersburg is culture-strategic potential in Russia: the multi-functional city of European standard in Russia and world economy.

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Cultural heritage sites St. Petersburg is a major cultural center of the globe and national culture, where a unique cultural and historic heritage is located:

• 7783 cultural heritage sites protected by the state;

• More than 80% of historic landmarks of the 18th and 19th centuries are original;

• St. Petersburg ranks the eighth in the list of the most popular and attractive travel destinations in the world (reported by UNESCO);

• Saint-Petersburg, as an area with 36 integrated sites bringing together some 4,000 of outstanding architectural, historical and cultural landmarks, is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The following cultural institutions operate in Saint-Petersburg: Museums: 148

• Museums and conservation areas of municipal subordination (with branches): 41;

• Federal museums: 24 (with branches);

• Departmental museums: 29;

• Other museums: 54.

Libraries: 267

• Federal libraries:2;

• District libraries: 190;

• Libraries of the Trade Union system: 42;

• Departmental libraries: 33.

Theaters: 65

• Municipal theaters: 28;

• Theaters of federal subordination: 5;

• Theaters sponsored by the regional administration located in the city: 3;

• Private theaters: 29.

Concert production organizations: 18

• Municipal concert production organizations: 16;

• Federal concert production organizations: 2.

Culture and leisure institutions: 54

• Municipal culture and leisure institutions: 27

• Departmental culture and leisure institutions: 27

Educational institutions: 69

• Municipal secondary professional educational institutions: 5;

• Music and artistic schools and schools of art: 63;

• Music school of federal subordination: 1.

Parks: 5

• Municipal parks of culture and leisure: 4;

• Zoo: 1.

Movie theaters: 42

• Municipal movie theaters: 13, including 10 for children;

• Non-governmental network: 29;


 

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