But there is something more than just the history and culture. Unique creative atmosphere – these three words have a special meaning here in Saint Petersburg. The underground culture which includes music, literature, art, and poetry gave this atmosphere a go some time ago. It was hidden beyond the city's grand architecture and official art. The whole world was created, and we are proud of it today.
If you have heard about Russian rock
, it probably was the one which came from Leningrad and Saint Petersburg: Kino, Aquarium
. The phenomenon of post-Soviet masscult such as the movie Brat
(Brother) has come from Saint Petersburg too.
Even now creativity continues to be produced within this city, and you could have heard some of the names somewhere: rap artist and versus battle star Oxxymiron
, rock band Leningrad, calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas
and some other names which are worth mentioning. It is possible that you have never heard of these names until now. It seems that a fair share of creativity known beyond Russia has roots in Saint Petersburg.
History does play a significant role here, however, present does not forge ahead. Stay with us, and you will never get lost in this city. There is a story hiding behind every façade, and we are here to share them, or even more, so we invite you to take part.