AFP / Kirill Kudryavtsev
People look at an old-fashioned tall ship on the Neva River in St Petersburg during the ‘Scarlet Sails’, a romantic holiday with a laser show to honour high school graduates.
It is the title of a story by Alexander Grin, in which a young girl, who never gave up on her dreams and finally arrived on the tall ship with scarlet sails. An average of 5 million tourists flock to watch the White Nights phenomenon from late May to mid-July each year, which is marked by cultural events
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