The city's name reverted back to Saint Petersburg in 1991. It is now an important cultural centre. Its museum of art, The Hermitage, is the largest in the world.
Housed in the former Imperial Winter Palace on the Neva River, The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg is one of the world's greatest museums, with collections ranging from Impressionist paintings to Scythian Gold.
Further reading: The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum by Geraldine Norman
Vincent van Gogh was very fond of sunflowers...
The paintings demonstrate the varying effects of light across different seasons and times of day.
He is best known for A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.