Nowadays Petersburg is one of the main business, trade, industrial, tourist and, of course, cultural centers of the Russian Federation. The main symbols of the city are the steeple of the Admiralty, the Bronze Horseman and the angel of the St. Peter and Paul?s Cathedral. Petersburg amazed the guests of the city by its canals, rivers, architectural ensembles, parks and gardens, squares and bridges. There are hundreds of fountains in the city. Peterhof with its ensemble of fountains is world-famous. Petersburg numbered 342 bridges, more than 200 museums and 70 theatres. The magnificent appearance of Petersburg attracts the attention of the tourists from all over the world.
The life in Petersburg is always in progress. Industry, nonmaterial sphere are developed, new universities are established, new art-galleries and museums are opened. Today?s Petersburg is a megalopolis with well-developed infrastructure and high level of culture.