07 June 2023
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St Petersburg

St. Peters­burg, for­mer­ly (1914–24) Pet­ro­grad and (1924–91) Leningrad, city and port, is sit­u­at­ed in the north­west­ern part of Rus­sia. A major his­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al cen­tre and an impor­tant port, St. Peters­burg lies about 400 miles (640 km) north­west of Moscow   the cap­i­tal of Rus­sia. It is the sec­ond largest city of Rus­sia and one of the world’s major cities. St. Peters­burg has played an impor­tant role in Russ­ian his­to­ry since its found­ing in 1703.

It was found­ed by Tsar Peter I (the Great) as Russia’s “win­dow on Europe,” it bears the unof­fi­cial sta­tus of Russia’s cul­tur­al cap­i­tal and most Euro­pean city, a dis­tinc­tion that it strives to retain in com­pe­ti­tion with Moscow.  There are three char­ac­ter­is­tics of St Peters­burg that may attract your attention.

  • The first is the city’s har­mo­nious mix of west­ern Euro­pean and Russ­ian architecture.
  • The sec­ond is St. Petersburg’s lack of an unequiv­o­cal city cen­tre, which, in oth­er Russ­ian cities of medieval ori­gin, is defined by a Krem­lin and its sur­round­ing area.
  • The third char­ac­ter­is­tic fea­ture of the city is its many water­ways. The short but full-flow­ing trib­u­taries and canals of the Neva Riv­er that stretch to the Baltic coast are insep­a­ra­ble from St. Petersburg’s panora­ma. Many of the city’s most famous archi­tec­tur­al sites stretch along the Neva’s his­toric embank­ments. More­over, the bridges and nat­ur­al canals of the riv­er have earned St. Peters­burg the nick­name “Venice of the North.”
  • The fourth char­ac­ter­is­tic is due to St. Petersburg’s norther­ly loca­tion, the city enjoys the “White Nights,” from June 11 to July 2, when day­light extends to near­ly 19 hours.

Please come to study to our Uni­ver­si­ty and will enjoy mag­nif­i­cent Saint Peters­burg in win­ter and sum­mer time!