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St Petersburg Travel Videos, DVD, Sightseeing, Culture, People

  1. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : VSTA2384

    Saint Petersburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Vista Point. 26 Minutes. In 1703, Tsar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg in the swampy delta mouth of the Newa. It became Russia's capital city and remained so until 1918 when Lenin and his revolutionary Bolshevik government moved to Moscow. Today it is a living monument to the lives and times of Russia's Imperial Tsars The Winter Palace contains Russia's largest museum, the Ermitage, which houses more than two and a half million exhibits. Since Peter the Great, Russian rulers purchased many major works of art, but it was Catherine The Great who acquired complete collections from the auction houses of Europe. The Admiralty, with its needle-shaped, gold-plated tower, is one of the city's most famous landmarks, its grand architecture depicting the emergence of Russia as a naval power and the marvellous Isaaks Cathedral has the third largest dome in the world. Twenty four thousand tree stumps were used for its foundations and it can accommodate a congregation of 14,000. The Peter And Paul Cathedral was the burial place of the Tsars and it contains the marble coffin of Peter the Great. The most colourful church in Russia is the Resurrection Of Christ Cathedral which was built on the orders of Tsar Alexander the Third on land where, in 1881, his father, Alexander the Second, had been killed by a bomb planted by a revolutionary group. Russian Baroque and Russian Classicism were established in St. Petersburg - city of monumental events, outstanding architecture and an Imperial metropolis on the grand scale.
  2. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : DSCR22246

    Petrograd (St Petersburg) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Discover The World. 30 Minutes. This program looks at the people, history, culture and geography of: Petrograd (St Petersburg).
  3. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : NAXS20793

    St Petersburg Palaces of the Tsars - Travel Video.
    DVD. Naxos Scenic Musical Journeys. 60 Minutes. The Places St. Petersburg, the former Russian capital, established in 1712 by Peter the Great, represented an era of modernisation. Built around the River Neva, which flows into the seas of the Gulf of Finland, its palaces, streets and parks, reflect the age of its construction and wider European influences to which the Tsar sought to direct his country. The Music The composers whose music is here included - Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, Liadov and Ippolitov-Ivanov - were themselves closely associated with Russian music of the later nineteenth century and, inevitably, with St. Petersburg and its Conservatory.
  4. $29.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : VSIT2395

    Discovering Russia - Travel Video.
    Video Visits. VHS/NTSC Explore Mother Russia. Visit Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, then travel the Volga River, Europe's longest. View the World War II memorial at Volgograd, known as Stalingrad during World War II's decisive battle. Visit the former capital of St. Petersburg during the "White Nights" of summer when the sun never sets. In Siberia, visit Ekaterinburg, site of the assassination of Czar Nicholas II and his family, and wonder at Lake Baikal, oldest and largest lake in the world. 55 minutes.
  5. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2394

    Peter and Paul Fortress - Saint Petersburg Russia - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. The Peter And Paul Fortress is the historic centre of the tsar's city of St. Petersburg and is located on Rabbits Island within the mouth of the Newa River. Its slender, gilded bell tower is 122 high and is one of the city's most dominant landmarks. The cathedral was built between 1712 and 1733 and contains both Dutch and Early Baroque building styles. Since Peter The Great the building was used mainly as a place of burial for the tsars and the Tsarina Catharine The Great lies within a sarcophagus of white Carrara marble. Numerous wall paintings and captured flags from the wars against the Swedes and the Osmanic Empire still decorate the splendid interior of the cathedral. In front of the main guard house there is a controversial bronze sculpture by the Russian, Michail Schemjakin, that depicts Peter The Great with a strikingly small head. The Peter And Paul Fortress never saw battle and was later converted into a state prison. The participants of the December Revolt which took place in 1825 were also imprisoned within its walls and until the October Revolution in 1917 the fortress also served as a notorious prison for the enemies and critics of the tsars. During the Revolution, the canons of the fortress fired 40 shots at the Winter Palace that is located on the opposite bank of the Newa. Today, the thunder of canon is a daily event and punctually at noon a shot is fired from the Naryschkin Bastion. With this simple ceremony due homage is paid to an age old tradition of Peter The Great as it was in this way that he announced lunchtime for all the inhabitants of the city!
  6. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2393

    Katharina's Palace - Saint Petersburg Russia - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. St. Petersburg, Russia South of St. Petersburg, in today's Puschkin, is the splendid Catherine's Palace, built by the Russian tsars for the tsarinas, Elizabeth and Catherine. Magnificent frescos and decorative inlays offer but a small hint of the seemingly boundless wealth of the Russian tsars, a fuller indication of their extravagance unfolding with the appearance of generously-gilded interiors, extravagant art collections and the boldness of Baroque architecture manifesting itself in wide staircases and intriguing courtyards.
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    Item Code : GLBL2392

    Hermitage Saint Petersburg Russia - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. Hermitage The Russian flag still waves proudly above the roof of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the former Winter Palace of the tsars. However, despite the meaning of its French name it is no longer a place of seclusion. Designed by Rastrelli and built between 1754 and 1762, today the Hermitage is the centre of an art museum that consists of several buildings. The impressive Peter Hall is dedicated to the legendary founder of the Russian Empire, Peter The Great. Indeed, it is a remarkable work of art in its own right and both the Parade Stairs and Jordan Stairs are fine examples of the Winter Palace's dramatic architecture. The purchase of more than two hundred paintings from Berlin formed the basis of the Russian aristocracy's passion for art and served as the catalyst for the subsequent museum. Works by the most famous Italian artists, including Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raffael, have their own splendid exhibition rooms within the Eremitage. In addition to its remarkable works of art, the museum also contains a large number of archaeological discoveries and artistic treasures from entire cultural epochs. The Hermitage is an art museum of the superlative. It contains a total of 2.7 million exhibits many of which are the finest examples of their kind. The Hermitage, the former Winter Palace of the Russian tsars and today the greatest museum in Russia, is a veritable palace of outstanding art and history.
  8. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2391

    Saint Petersburg (Pawlowsk Palace) - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. In 1782, Tsar Catherine The Great had the magnificent Pawlowsk Palace built for her son. It is difficult to believe that it was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War, after which it was fully restored. The palace's furniture and art were spared from enemy bombardment thus preserving their full splendour to the present day. The interior architecture of the building was formed by two main influences: the military preferences of Tsar Paul I and the opposing taste of his wife, Maria. During the lifetime of the Tsars, the palace became more than merely a functional building as it combines richly designed architecture with an amazing array of art from the 18th and 19th centuries, making it a combination of both palace and art museum. Many European flowers and trees have found a new home in the marvellous setting of the 600 hectare Pawlowsk Park, a scene of harmony and romantic tranquility which contains various small temples, pavilions and monuments, including 200 sculptures.
  9. $19.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : GLBL2390

    Saint Petersburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Global Treasures. 10 Minutes. In 1703, Tsar Peter The Great founded St. Petersburg in the swampy delta mouth of the River Newa and today it is a living monument to the lives and times of Russia's Imperial Tsars. The Winter Palace contains Russia's largest museum, the Eremitage, which houses more than two and a half million exhibits. Since Peter the Great, Russian rulers purchased many major works of art, but it was Catherine The Great who acquired complete collections from the auction houses of Europe. The Admiralty, with its needle-shaped, gold-plated tower, is one of the city's most famous landmarks, its grand architecture depicting the emergence of Russia as a naval power and the marvellous Isaaks Cathedral has the third largest dome in the world. Twenty four thousand tree stumps were used for its foundations and it can accommodate a congregation of 14,000. At the widest part of the Newa is the regal and dominant, Peter And Paul Fortress that Peter The First had built to protect his capital city from Sweden and to guard Russia's passage to the East Sea. The focal point of the fortress is the Peter And Paul Cathedral that served as the burial place of the Tsars and contains the marble coffin of Peter the Great. Russian Baroque and Russian Classicism were established in St. Petersburg - city of monumental events, outstanding architecture and an Imperial metropolis on the grand scale.
  10. $24.95 DVD All Regions Worldwide

    Item Code : CTIS2389

    Saint Petersburg - Travel Video.
    DVD. Cities of the World. 60 Minutes. After the maritime victory over the Swedish army, Peter I the Great decided to build a city on the small islands and lagoons on the mouth of the river Neva. The Russian, Italian and French masters dreamed up wonderful Baroque and Classicist palaces on the banks of the canals. The Church of the Savior of Blood, the Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the blue, white and gold Smolny and the Winter Palace all make the city of white nights unforgettable. The Hermitage has one of the largest art collections of the world, but for those who find this less than enough, there is the Russian Museum, and the suburbs of Peterhof, Pushkin and Pavlovsk.
  11. $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : GLOB2388

    Russia: Moscow and Saint Petersburg - Travel Video.
    Globe Trekker Video. VHS/NTSC. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than ten million square miles and spanning eleven time zones. Since the collapse of communism Russia has become an increasingly popular destination. Traveller Ian Wright begins his journey in the capital Moscow, home of the Kremlin, and seat of the Russian government. He then takes the train to Torzhok and historic St Petersburg, before flying to the Arctic Circle and the port of Murmansk. Along the way? ? Shop at the Izmayloysky Sunday Market, a great place for eccentric Russian souvenirs ? Check out Moscow's impressive metro system ? Get a thrill at Star City, home of the Russian space programme ? Visit the beautiful St Petersburg and its Venice style canals along the Neva river ? Admire the fabulous Winter Place, former home of the Tsars, and the Hermitage, one of the world's greatest museums ? Attend the Festival of the North, In Murmansk, and take part in celebrations marking the end of the winter. 60 minutes approx.
  12. $24.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : VSIT2387

    Moscow and Saint Petersburg (Leningrad): Crown Jewels - Travel Video.
    Video Visits. VHS/NTSC Journey to Moscow, the soul of Mother Russia. Enter the Kremlin, a walled city within a city and a seat of government. Enjoy the pageantry of Red Square, then pause before the tomb of Vladimir Lenin. Witness the true spirit of Russia at the Bolshoi Ballet and Moscow Circus. Visit the Winter Palace, home of the Hermitage Museum, and the extravagant Palace of Petrodvorets with its miles of waterfalls and fountains. 50 minutes
  13. $19.95 VHS NTSC

    Item Code : SUPR2386

    Super Cities: Saint Petersburg - Travel Video .
    Explore elegant St. Petersburg, built in the early 18th Century as Russia's proud new capital. Conceived by Tsar Peter the Great as a grandiose version of Amsterdam. The architecture of St. Petersburg reflects a range of European influences. Its beautiful palaces and quiet elegance belie its troubled history yet, as you explore the city, you'll find clues to the political turmoil that give St. Petersburg its haunting character. 30 minutes "This is an absolutely beautiful video!" AL
  14. $29.95 DVD

    Item Code : TRIB2385

    DVD. Venice of the north.The beautiful canals. The tsars. Peter the great.Palaces & theriver neva.The hermitage art museum.Pushkin, dostoyevsky.Tchaikovsky & ballet. The second world war &900 day siege of the city.Lenin & communism,and much more. 54 minutes "Your video captures the beauty of the city and of its people as nothing else on film or tape that I have seen." - Don Keach, former President of the St. Petersburg/Los Angeles Sister City Organization. "As former Executive Director of the Los Angeles-St. Petersburg Sister City Committee, I want to let you know how popular your film series on Los Angeles and St. Petersburg are in Russia. I have been informed that your films have been seen by over 80 million people in the Russian Republic since the initial showing." - Mary Alice DeBeer.