Saint Petersburg (Russian:Санкт-Петербу́рг, tr.Sankt-Peterburg;IPA:[ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk]) is the second largest city in Russia. It is politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd (Russian:Петрогра́д;IPA:[pʲɪtrɐˈgrat]), in 1924 to Leningrad (Russian:Ленингра́д;IPA:[lʲɪnʲɪnˈgrat]), and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg. In Russian literature, informal documents, and discourse, the word "Saint" is usually omitted, leaving "Petersburg". In casual conversation Russians may drop the "burg" as well, referring to it as "Peter": Russian: Питер (Piter).
TsarPeter the Great founded Saint Petersburg on May 27[O.S. 16]1703. Between 1713–1728 and 1732–1918 Saint Petersburg functioned as the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918 the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow, with 5million inhabitants (2012), and the fourth most populated federal subject. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.
“Saint Petersburg” (previously – hotel “Leningrad”) is a 3-star hotel in the historical center of Saint Petersburg located on the Pirogovskaya Embankment, 5. The hotel was founded in 1970.
Hotel “Saint-Petersburg” is located in one of the most beautiful places of the city: Pirogovskaya embankment, just in front of the famous cruiser Avrora. The hotel has a magnificent view of the river Neva, historical center of the city, including Isaak and Peter and Paul Cathedrals. Finlyandsky Rail Terminal is situated in 10 minutes of walk from the hotel, getting from the hotel to the “Pulkovo” airport takes around 40 minutes. One of the main advantages of the hotel is an immediate proximity to the most popular sightseeings of Saint-Petersburg.
Hotel “Saint-Petersburg” was built in 1967-1970, architects of the project were S.B. Speransky, V.E. Struzman and N.V. Kamensky. Foundation of the hotel with a symbolic name “Leningrad” was a great breakthrough not just because it was one of the first hotels of that size built after the war and also due to the advanced construction technologies put into practice. The hotel was excellently equipped, on the second floor guests found themselves in a winter garden with a breathtaking view of the historical part of the city. In the “Mirror fort” that looked like a glass cylinder was located a two-story restaurant, where events for the VIP guests of the city were held. During its history hotel “Saint-Petersburg” has received lots of celebrities. An exchange bar was opened in the hotel, which was an absolute rarity for Russia of the 1970s. Special appeal of the hotel were Cabaret performances that were extremely popular with guests and residents of the city.
MOSCOW ... “The EU sanctions have not taken into account special circumstances such as these,” he added. Having been on loan from Russian galleries to museums in Italy and Japan, the paintings, statues and antiques were being returned, with head of enforcement Sami Rakshit saying that some of the art came from SaintPetersburg’s Hermitage Museum ... ....
Benoît Mille, the specialist of ancient metallurgy at the laboratory and Azema's thesis director, resumed the study of the piece for an exhibition on Campana’s collection, which is due to open at the Louvre in November before travelling to the State Hermitage in SaintPetersburg.
Petrenko, who is also the principal guest conductor at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in SaintPetersburg, later sought to clarify his comments, saying in a post on the orchestra's website that he was talking about the situation for ...
SaintPetersburg... "Several engravings, lithographs, photographs and books dating from the 17th to 19th centuries" and belonging to the Hermitage library were found at the worker's home as well as with a friend of his and at a Saint Petersburg antique shop, FSB said.
The Peter and Paul fortress in SaintPetersburg... A massive power cut hit Russia's second city Saint Petersburg Friday, turning off lights and halting public transport in the city centre, officials said ... The deputy mayor of Saint Petersburg, Alexei Sergeyev, told the RIA Novosti news agency that 40 percent of the city was affected.
Petersburg confiscated the human remains - a skull and a humerus," said Anatoly Vilkov, deputy head of Russia's culture protection agency ... Petersburg offered to sell "to connoisseurs of Russian antiquity the remains of an Orthodox saint (a skull in good condition and an upper arm bone) that ended up in private hands from the Kazan Cathedral of St.
Petersburg, has offered to sell "to connoisseurs of Russian antiquity the remains of an Orthodox saint (a skull in good condition and the bone of upper arm) that ended up in a private collection in the 1920s." ... .
SaintPetersburg...Entering the museum, the visitor is literally immersed in the novel whose full text is plastered over the walls, vying for space with an array of paintings, sketches, documents and antiques from 19th century Saint Petersburg where the story is set ... Petersburg.