Leningrad, today's St. Petersburg, is flown by the Neva, which flows from Lake Ladoga into the New Bay of the Baltic Sea. The city is impressive at that time, especially the Hermitage on the Neva, one of the largest and most important art museums in the world. The Musuem also includes the famous Winter Palace. This is a central part of the UNESCO World Heritage listed St. Petersburg city center.
The disintegration of the Soviet Union lingered over several years of disintegration of the federal political structures of the USSR, and with the independence of the 15 Soviet Union republics between 11 March 1990 and 25 December 1991 led to a new beginning of Russia. Before the failed August Putsch in Moscow in 1991, we were traveling between Leningrad (until September 1991, then St.