About St. Petersburg

27th of May 1703
Date of foundation

Population as of 2022

Temperate climate
From temperate continental to temperate marine

The largest scientific center of Russia

The St. Petersburg Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences and more than 170 educational organizations of higher and secondary vocational education are located in the city. The scientific and educational potential of St. Petersburg is approximately 15% of the total potential of Russia, which determines its federal and global significance.

Large-scale transport hub in the north-west of Russia

Sea, river and land routes intersect here. You can arrive in the city by plane (Pulkovo airport), by train (Moskovskiy, Ladozhskiy, Vitebskiy, Finlandskiy and Baltiyskiy stations, all have convenient transport links and all, except Ladozhskiy, are located near the city center).

An important economic and industrial center of Russia

Almost all production activities are represented in the industrial complex of St. Petersburg. The financial market of the city is the second largest regional financial market in Russia.

“Northern Capital”

The second most populous city in Russia, often called the “Northern Capital”. It is located in the north-west of the European part of the country in the eastern waters of the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the Neva River.

Cultural Capital of Russia

There are a large number of historical and cultural monuments, more than 70 theaters including the world-famous Mariinsky, Alexandrinsky and Mikhailovsky theaters, and more than 200 museums including Hermitage and the Russian Museum.

One of the most amazing cities in Europe

St. Petersburg has a huge historical and cultural heritage, as well as a magical atmosphere. It is a city of amazing architecture, romance and inspiration, drawbridges and white nights.