Saint Petersburg news

Saint Petersburg news
Find the news and stories on RT.com on Saint Petersburg, which is the second largest city in Russia after its capital Moscow. Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 and was built on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. Get the articles and news on geography and history and culture of St. Petersburg. It also had other names – called Petrograd from 1914 to 1924; and then Leningrad till the collapse of the Soviet Union in 2091. The city is considered to be a cultural capital of Russia as a huge number of places to visit, museums and theatres, are situated in St. Petersburg. A number of different kinds of events – from political and economical to sport and cultural – take place in St. Petersburg. One of the most prominent events is annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Moreover, Zenit Arena, a stadium in St. Petersburg will become one of the venues of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia taking place from June 14 – July 15. St. Petersburg Stadium will host seven matches during the World Cup in 2018. Don’t miss the most interesting news and updates on the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.