Saint-Petersburg Medico-Social Institute provides education for medical students and postgraduate courses for people who works in medicine and social areas. There is only one institute in Russia, which has Occupational Therapy (Ergotherapy) programme.
World Federation of Occupational Therapists approves this programme. The institute has a rich experience in collaboration within medical and social rehabilitation (in Russia and Tajikistan).
Institute has about 500 diploma students, more than 500 postgraduate students every year and about 100 lecturers.
The rooms are simple but convenient with bed, table, lamps, a small closet, and a bookshelf. Each room is adjacent to a separate toilet and shower, which are shared by two people.
Two rooms form together a small apartment with a separate entry from the main floor. Each room and each apartment have doors which can be locked with two separate keys guaranteeing high security and privacity. Some rooms have been refurbished and are equipped with television, fridge and phone lines which may also be used for internet connections through a modem.
St. Petersburg is the cultural center of global significance. The city has more than 8,000 objects of cultural heritage (monuments of history and culture), including more than 4,000 objects of cultural heritage of federal importance (almost 10% of all the monuments protected by the state on the territory of Russia).
A scenic view of St. Petersburg is determined by its architecture: straight streets, large squares, gardens and parks, rivers and numerous canals, embankments, bridges, monuments and decorative statues.
The historic center of Saint Petersburg and related to it complexes of monuments are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Hermitage, Kunstkamera, the Mariinsky Theater, the National Library of Russia, the Russian Museum, Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevsky Prospekt are among the most important cultural and tourist sites.
St. Petersburg fountains are among the other sights of the city. The most famous among them is a complex of fountains in Peterhof.
The following architectural masterpieces of the 18th-19th centuries are worth seeing:
- Peter and Paul Fortress
- Alexander Nevsky Lavra
- Smolny Convent
- Palace Square with Winter Palace
- Nevsky Prospect
- Vasilyevski Island Spit with the building of the Stock Exchange
- Senate Square with Peter I statue (opened in 1782)
- Architect Rossi Street and Ostrovsky Square
- Arts Square
- Saint Isaak’s Square