The Library of Nicholas II, tucked away in a corner of the Winter Palace which is now the home of the Государственный Эрмитаж.
This is my favourite room at the Hermitage – there are so many (many) opulent and beautiful rooms here, but this one is one of the smallest and quietest and, in a way, the most thoughtful and carefully crafted in its atmosphere.
There has been two bomb explosions in Saint Petersburg’s (Russia’s the second biggest city) underground subway.
Please keep people of St. Petersburg in your prayers, because this is really scary.
Here’s hotline numbers:
+7 (812) 299-99-99 — crisis hotline of State Institution of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation for St. Petersburg +7 (495) 983-79-01 — help desk of State Institution of Emergence Situation +7 (499) 216-99-99 — helpline of State Institution of Emergency Situations