A large-scale outdoor exhibition, The Silver Necklace of Russia, is now open at St Nicholas Gate in the Peter and Paul Fortress.
A series of installations at St Nicholas Gate of the Peter and Paul Fortress forms a necklace of 11 silver beads representing the 11 regions of the Silver Necklace of Russia tourist cluster: St Petersburg, the Arkhangelsk, Vologda, Leningrad, Kaliningrad, Murmansk, Novgorod, Pskov regions, the Nenets Autonomous Area and the Republics of Karelia and Komi. The 1.8 m beads correspond to the geographic location of the northwestern regions.
A QR code is located next to each bead which provides information about the landmarks and attractions of the participating regions.
Visitors to the art project can also earn points for the RussiaTravel.club bonus programme.
Outstanding artists, actors, directors, people from the arts and sciences, and cosmonauts were invited for the project. Each of them created their own thematic design associated with the selected region.
The bead which represents Veliky Novgorod is shaped as a pigeon chick, a tribute to the history of the Novgorod Republic as one of the most important roots of modern Russia.
The exhibition will run through 16 September 2021.
Photos courtesy of the exhibition organisers.