The historic road saint - Petersburg - Warsaw


The postal tract began to be built in 1828 , the third year of Tsar Nicholas I’s rule. It was completed in 1836. At that time, it was a modern path, important for economic development and political activity. For the affairs of the tract, postal stations, houses of station supervisors, road firewalls, bitter ones were built. In Jonas Basanavičius Square, this historic road is marked by chandeliers installed in the square’s way.

Artist Ray Bartkus, founder of the Art Symposium Malonny  painted a piece in which Canadian poet, singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen is waiting for a bus to Vilkaviškis. Bob Dylan and Leonardo are depicted on the wall. Cohen’s roots are in Suvalkija region, so this work is a link to the land of their ancestors.