Why St. Petersburg?
St. Petersburg is the most beautiful city in Russia and probably in the whole world.
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as a "Window to Europe", more than two centuries it was the capital of Russian Empire. Here you will discover the beautiful architecture of 18-19 centuries, famous white nights and drawbridges, many theatres and cultural facilities. It is sometimes called European, northern and cultural capital of Russia.
St. Petersburg is a major trade gateway, financial and industrial centre of Russia specialising in oil and gas trade, shipbuilding yards, aerospace industry, radio and electronics, software and computers; machine building, heavy machinery and transport etc.
It is also known as the "beer capital" of Russia, due to the supply and quality of local water, contributing over 30% of the domestic production of beer.
It is the most visited city of Russia: about 2,5 mln foreign tourists come annually.
They say, that it is possible to leave the city, but it stays in your heart forever.