St.-Petersburg is a city of unique national and cultural diversity.
Petersburgers feature an amazing combination of refinement and friendliness,
openness and mutual readiness to help, and, at the same time, settled and resolute character.
Georgy Sergeevich Poltavchenko
I sing the wise Russian Hero,
Who built new towns, regiments and fleet,
Waring with rage from his very tender age,
Has overcome all fears to raise his native state,
Has subdued villains inside and trampled foes outside,
Has overthrown impudent and flattering by his hand and mind,
Has brought us science among storms and battles
And has amazed the whole worlds by his deeds.