June 16th, 2011
11:20 AM GMT
The State Hermitage Museum is synonymous with St. Petersburg, playing an important cultural and economic role in the Russian city often called the Venice of the North.
Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the museum, said: "This is a great symbol of culture and Russian history.
"Economy of culture is a very import part of the world culture and the economy of the city, we bring a lot of tourists here."
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