A Saint Petersburg Tale
250 years of Hermitage. It's all about summer winds of white nights that make Neva sparkle with hundreds of drops reflecting sky, river and gold of the majestic palaces. At those moments you can see the dignity of watchful griffons
being on guard, or meet one of little hermits, invisible inhabitants of Hermitage, riding a Hermitage cat hurrying up to get his fairytale things done.
The State Hermitage is the largest museum of art and culture in Russia and in the world. It was founded in St. Petersburg in 1764 by Russian empress Catherine the Great. Today, the Hermitage is a museum complex
— the main exposition itself occupies five historical buildings along the Neva river in the centre of St. Petersburg. The main edifice is the Winter Palace.