Celebrating (And Saving) St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia is a remarkable and historic city. It’s listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it turns 300 years old this year. So the city is exporting the best of its culture to the rest of the world to celebrate. But “if musicians, dancers, historians, designers, poets, actors and more are reintroducing St. Petersburg to center stage, the attention comes in the nick of time. Buildings are crumbling. Population is declining. Tourism is stagnating. The cultural community is dispersing. And modernity – in the form of bold new architecture – is knocking aggressively at the door.”