This is a Wonderful introduction to the city of St. Petersburg. I have been there many times, and I always learn something new, particularly with Vladimir. I appreciate his love for his home town and its beauty and history and he makes it interesting.
Vladimir provided a concise and easy to follow chronology of the Romanov dynasty and its influence on the development of St. Petersburg - a beautiful city which was purposely planned and constructed.
I have not yet had the opportunity to visit Russia but it's on my list. This lecture was a really good introduction to the city of St. Petersburg and the history behind the city. Vladimir Ivanov did a very nice job of unfolding the story. He uses great images and maps to support his story telling. I really enjoyed this lecture and would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about St. Petersburg. Thanks to Vladimir, Russia just moved up on my travel wish list. ;-)
Enjoyable travel- both review of places visited and Welcome introduction to new aspects and places. Excellent perspective.
St. Petersburg: Russia & The Romanovs' Dream City with Vladimir Ivanov