Called the ‘most artificial city in the world’ by Dostoyevsky, and ‘a window to Europe’ by Pushkin, different people have different views about St Petersburg. It is where an imperial past meets a modern future. St Petersburg has been home to many artists, poets, scientists, and musicians. The likes of Ayn Rand, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Igor Stravinsky, Kazimir Malevich, Alfred Noble, and Anna Pavlova have walked the city streets. The city’s impressive architecture, its great historical heritage and cultural life are reasons enough to make a trip here.