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The "Hermit Park" project has a charity and tutorial objective. A certain part of its profit will be transferred into financing the "Warm Home" social charity foundation programs.

Foundation in detail

Rostral Columns

Russia, St. Petersburg

Rostral Columns were designed by the architect Tomas de Tomon as a symbol of naval supremacy of the Russian Empire and in honor of the Russian fleet victories and raised on the Spit in 1810. The shafts of the columns are decorated with the sculptural images of bows (rostra) of enemy ships. The five-meter allegoric statues installed at the foot of each column embody the four main Russian northern rivers: Volga, Dnieper, Neva and Volhov. Saint Petersburg Columns were designed as beacons or lighthouses as well and in 1957 the natural gas was laid up to the stone lighting cups at the top of each column. They are still fitted with gas lamps that are lit on ceremonial occasions. They are reminders that until the 1880s this part of Petersburg was a thriving port.