Saint-Petersburg. Industrial, economic, cultural centre
St. Petersburg – Russia’s second-largest city and one of the country’s leading industrial, scientific-research and cultural centres. It’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world – the architectural landmarks found in its historic downtown core are proudly featured on the UNESCO list of world heritage sites.
Its advantageous geographical location makes St. Petersburg an important transport-logistics and commercial hub, a place where major aviation, rail, road and marine routes intersect. All of this combines to spur the ongoing development of the city’s economic ties and promote the growth of its economic potential: industrial sectors such as energy, heavy machine-building, automaking, pharmaceuticals, IT and telecommunications are all experiencing active development.
Recent years have seen the implementation of ambitious investment projects targeting development of the city’s infrastructure. A new international airport has been commissioned, construction of the Western High-Speed Diameter (motorway) is ongoing, and the ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre has been fully built and is now successfully up and running.
The city’s unique atmosphere springs from its rich scientific-research and cultural potential. St. Petersburg proudly wears its moniker as one of the world’s finest open-air museums. The city is also a well-regarded business-tourism centre, the scene of such world-class business events as the G8 Summit, the G20 Summit, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum, the St. Petersburg International Gas Forum (SPIGF), and many more.
Detailed info on St. Petersburg: sights, events, news.
St. Petersburg Official City Guide