Webcam Saint Petersburg - Commandant area
About webcam "Commandant area" in the city Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg is Russia's second largest city after Moscow, with five million people in 2012. One of the most important Russian ports on the Baltic sea, which has the status of a Federal subject. The style of architecture Petri Baroque, developed by Trezzini and other architects and exemplified by such buildings as the Menshikov Palace, Kunstkamera, Peter and Paul, the Twelve Collegia, became prominent in the city architecture of the early 18th century. In 1724 in Saint-Petersburg was founded the Academy of Sciences, University and Academic gymnasium. In 1725 Peter died at the age of fifty-two years. His desire for modernization of Russia had met the resistance of the Russian nobility, which has led to several attempts at his life and the treason involving his own son. In 1728, Peter II moved to Moscow. But four years later, in 1732, under Empress Anna, he was again named the capital. He remained a resident of the Romanov dynasty and the Imperial court of the Russian tsars and the residence of the Russian government, for another 186 years until the Communist revolution of 1917. In 1736-1737 the city suffered from catastrophic fires.
To recover damaged areas, a new plan was commissioned in 1737 by a Committee under Burkhard Christoph von Munnik. Later it was divided into five districts, and the city centre was moved to the Admiralty district on the East Bank between the Neva and Fontanka. The Central part of St. Petersburg and established on its territory monuments are included in the heritage list. Modern St. Petersburg is not only monuments, but also the Hermitage, one of the largest museums of art in the world. Many consulates of other countries, corporations, international level, banks and businesses have offices in St. Petersburg. If you're interested in real time you can see the Commandant's area online.