Details: St. Petersburg city walk
St Petersburg, Petrograd, Leningrad, while the name of this great city has changed over the years its importance in Russia has not. Walk down Nevsky Prospekt, the main street in St Petersburg, to get a true feel of this westernmost Russian city. With its relatively low cityscape, winding canals and well-preserved buildings, St Petersburg is a modern city with a medieval feel. See the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, founded in 1710 by Peter the Great, and home to relics of Alexander Nevsky patron-saint of the St Petersburg, and the Tikhvin Cemetery.