Happy Birthday, St. Petersburg!

On May 27, St. Petersburg marks its 317 year-anniversary! The date of the celebration is not accidental, it was on May 27, that the first stone was laid in the construction of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. St. Petersburg has several unofficial names - Northern Capital, Cultural Capital, Northern Venice, Northern Palmyra, City of White Nights, City on the Neva. But at all times it has been and remains a hero city, an innovative city, occupying advanced positions in the economy, science and education, in the field of culture and art.

 This year's celebration will be held online. Thousands of the best drummers from around the world and the most titled orchestras of drummers will unite in the online DrumParad show. Viewers will see the footage of last year’s parade, which was attended by 1288 drummers, and the culmination of the show will be a new world record - a massive drum game in Zoom. The grandiose show will bring together drummers from the Northern capital, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Nizhny Novgorod, as well as from the Baltic states - Estonia and Latvia.

 In the Peter and Paul Fortress a gala concert #Petersburg317 will take place. Spectators are waiting for the performance of violinist Edwin Marton, the winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest of classical music Ivan Bessonov, the Tauride Orchestra and many others. Everyone will be able to watch the concert online. In addition, on May 27, online bridges will connect the Peter and Paul Fortress with the cities of Russia and the world.

 We wish all Petersburgers a wonderful mood, warmth and sun, peace and happiness!

 Happy City Day!