St. Petersburg is a fascinating city, which played significant role in both Russian and European history. Founded in 1703 by Russian Emperor Peter the Great on the banks of the Neva River near the Baltic Sea, it had been the capital of Russia for almost two centuries, before the capital moved to Moscow in 1918. Today it is one of the biggest cultural centres in the world. It boasts 221 museums, more than 80 theatres, 45 galleries and exhibition halls, 62 cinemas, etc. St. Petersburg is also a top tourist destination in Russia.
Find more about St. Petersburg at the official city tourist portal “Visit St. Petersburg” http://www.