Interesting facts: Universitetskaya Embankment is on the Vasilyevsky Island, the largest of the 42 islands of modern St. Petersburg. At night time when the bridges are drawn, the Vasilyevsky Island becomes the only part of the city completely isolated. The island’s name is associated with a man named Basil. Until recently it was believed that it was a Korchmin Basil, associate of Peter the Great, who had an artillery battery on the island. In his honor even a monument was established near the metro station “Vasileostrovskaya”. However, it soon became clear: the monument was raised wrong. Name of the island was discovered in Novgorod scribe in 1500, and before the birth of Basil Korchmin remained at least several centuries.
Neva – the main waterway of Petersburg.
Blagoveshchensky Bridge – the first permanent bridge across the Neva, created a half-century after the appearance of the city.
Academy of Art – a rare example of a building in St. Petersburg, which retains its function for over two centuries.
Menshikov Palace – the largest building of the Petrine Petersburg, exceeded in size the palace of Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg State University – the oldest university in Russia. From it graduated such person as D.A. Medvedev, V.V. Putin and even V.I. Lenin.
Kunstkamera – the first museum in Russia, whose name translates as “House of curiosities”.
Zoological Museum – a favorite place for Stierlitz, where he had a meeting with his agents.
Rostral columns – lighthouses that can be found on the 50-ruble banknote.
Palace Bridge – a visiting card of the night St. Petersburg.