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Palace Square with Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg
Palace Square with Winter Palace, Alexander Column, and General Staff Building in Saint Petersburg.
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About Saint Petersburg

Coat of Arms of Saint PetersburgSatellite view showing Saint Petersburg, for some times in history called Leningrad. It is the second largest city, a major seaport and a Federal City of the Russian Federation.

The city, often described as the most Western city of Russia, is located in northwestern part of the country at the delta of the Neva river on the eastern shores of the Gulf of Finland (part of the the Baltic Sea).

English Embankment in Saint Petersburg
The English Embankment (Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya) in Saint Petersburg, with Saint Isaac's Cathedral in the background.
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The city was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great, it is one of the main cultural centers of Russia and its historic central district official website is today an UNESCO World Heritage site.

St. Petersburg was the capital of Russia from 1712 until the Russian Revolution.
Today the city has a population of about 5 million people living in its metropolitan area.

Just zoom in (+) to see the Winter Palace (located to north-west of the Alexander Column), the formerly winter residence of the Russian tsars. Today the palace is part of the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums in the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum has a collection of more than 3 million works of art, of which only a small part is on permanent display.

Some other points of interest: Citadel of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), Saint Isaac's Cathedral, State Russian Museum (largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg), Nevsky Prospect (St. Petersburg's main street), Palace Square (the central city square), Peterhof Palace (palaces and gardens), Mariinsky Theatre (historic venue for opera and ballet), Kunstkamera (the first museum in Russia).

The Map shows a city map of Saint Petersburg with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Pulkovo International Airport (IATA code: LED), located about 17 km (11 mi) south of the city.

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Local Time Saint Petersburg:
Tuesday-March-28  06:25  
Standard Time Zone: Moscow Standard Time (MSK) :: UTC/GMT +3 hours
Summertime (MSD) in use March-October UTC/GMT +4 h
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City Coordinates: 59°57′N 30°19′E
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Saint Petersburg (official web site)
The State Hermitage Museum
One of the largest and oldest museums in the world.
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments (UNESCO)
Wikipedia: Saint Petersburg
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