People

There has been always a friendly attitude for visitors in St. Petersburg. People here are kind and helpful and are always ready to help in difficult times.

A local resident always explains where this or that museum, theatre, bridge, church, monument or quay is located and how to walk or drive there. In St. Petersburg, there are more than two hundred museums, and everybody knows from childhood what kind museums these are and where they are located.

During the first school lessons the pupils are taught how to explain to foreigner the way to the Hermitage: "You have to take a trolleybus number 10!!"

Do not answer the question of the visitor is considered to be indecent. If a local resident happen not to remember where, for example, the railroad museum, is, he will always stay with the visitor and try to find out from the passers-by or go look together.

In St. Petersburg a relaxed attitude to the representatives of different nationalities is adopted - in the former imperial capital it is considered to be normal.

According to statistics, St. Petersburg can count on sixty-two sunny days a year, so the appearance of the sun is always an event here. Already in the beginning of March, when the city is still in snow, from the ramparts of the Petrograd island the sunbathing can be seen; their coats and fur coats lie close by. It may look strange, but nobody here is surprised: when the sun comes – there is no time to lose. People calmly undress in Central Park, along the rivers and canals, but the fortress wall is the first and most traditional place, as the documentary chronicle confirms it.


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