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The Treasures of St Petersburg and the Hermitage

DVD

St Petersburg-the extraordinary beauty of its architecture and canals, its complex and volatile history, its fantastic cultural treasures, are the stuff of legend.
A city created from the swamps by Peter the Great it was for 200 years the capital of the world's largest country.


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"This is more than a story of the fine city, it is also a tribute to the courage and determination of its people" Daily Mail

St Petersburg - the extraordinary beauty of its architecture and canals, its complex and volatile history, its fantastic cultural treasures, are the stuff of legend.

A city created from the swamps by Peter the Great it was for 200 years the capital of the world's largest country - home to legendary rulers like Catherine the Great and tragic ones like Tsar Nicholas II.

A central player in the history of the last century, the home of literary giants like Pushkin and Dostoevsky, composers such as Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovch, it was both the scene of one of the most bitter sieges of the second world war and the birthplace of the Bolshevik revolution.

The Russians - urged on by native son President Putin - have been spending some $1.5 billion restoring the city and preparing it for its 21st century role as the country's 'summer capital' and a major tourist destination.

This 3 x 23' 30" series, originally commissioned by Five, narrated by Tim Marlow ad with music performed by The State Hermitage Orchestra, explores the art and architecture of this 'Venice of the North' through wonders like the Winter Palace, St Isaac's Cathedral and the Church on Spilled Blood - and not least the treasures contained in The Hermitage, possibly the greatest museum in the world.
  • Published
    2013-10-30
  • Run Time
    72
  • TV Series
    Yes
  • Genre
    Documentary
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Format
    DVD
  • Packaging Details
    Amaray Case
  • Age Rating
    E
  • Boxset
    No
  • Limited Edition
    No
  • Release Date
    Wed Oct 30 00:00:00 AEDT 2013
  • Brand Name
    Beckmann
  • Country Of Origin
    UK
  • Boxed Width
    13.6 cm
  • Boxed Length
    19.1 cm
  • Boxed Height
    1.5 cm
  • Product Code
    WCC100000000053894
  • Reference Number
    053894
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