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Palace Square with Winter Palace, Saint Petersburg
Palace Square with Winter Palace, Alexander Column, and General Staff Building, one of the most famous architectural monuments 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 Russia's second largest city, a major seaport and a Federal City, located in European Russia.

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 Baltic Sea).

English Embankment and Saint Isaac's Cathedral in Saint Petersburg
The English Embankment (Angliyskaya Naberezhnaya) is a street along the left bank of the Bolshaya Neva River in Central Saint Petersburg, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox church in the city, 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 between 1713 and 1728 and between 1732–1918 until the Russian Revolution.

The city has a population of about 5 million inhabitants, more than 7 million people live 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 by the Nava river (Peter and Paul Fortress), Saint Isaac's Cathedral, the largest Russian Orthodox cathedral in the city. State Russian Museum (largest depository of Russian fine art in Saint Petersburg), Nevsky Prospect (St. Petersburg's main street runs from the Admiralty to the Moscow Railway Station and then to the Alexander Nevsky Monastery), Palace Square (the central city square which connects Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island), Peterhof Palace (a series of palaces and gardens palaces and gardens, the Russian version of Versailles), Mariinsky Theatre (historic venue for opera, theater and ballet, opened in 1860), Kunstkamera (the first museum in Russia, established by Peter the Great, it was completed in 1727, since then it piled up a collection of almost 2,000,000 items).

2018 FIFA World Cup
St. Petersburg is one of the 11 Russian cities that will host the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The city will host 7 matches of the World Cup. Saint Petersburg Stadium (capacity: 69,000), Russia's second largest stadium is the venue where Marocco will meet Iran, Russia will play Egypt, Brazil plays against Costa Rica, and Nigeria vs Argentina.

Russia's second largest city is of course a major transport hub. There are five principal train stations in Saint Petersburg, whereof Baltiysky Station is one of the busiest railway stations in Russia. Moskovsky Station is the oldest preserved station in the city and a terminus for the Saint Petersburg – Moscow Railway.

Zoom out to find the location of Pulkovo International Airport (IATA code: LED). The airport is a hub for Rossiya Airlines, located about 19 km (12 mi) by road, south of the city. Pulkovo Airport serves Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.

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Local Time Saint Petersburg:
Wednsday-June-20  17:41  
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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Google Maps: Map and Satellite View of the City of Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation.

City Coordinates: 59°57′N 30°18′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)

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