White City | Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv at the State Hermitage Museum ‘White City-Bauhaus Architecture in Tel Aviv’ exhibition that was held at the General Staff Building at the State Hermitage Museum was part of ‘Tel Aviv days in St. Petersburg’ events, a symbol of the significant cultural roots between Russia and Israel. These deep roots manifested themselves in the arrival of more than one million Russian Jews to Israel in the past thirty years, a fact that altered the social, cultural and political face of the country.