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Christie's to Auction Historic Faberge Tiara
The tiara, made of aquamarines and diamonds, has a pre-sale estimate of over $230,000.
Moscow, St. Petersburg Named Europe’s Most Dangerous Cities
The quality-of-life rankings looked at 39 categories, including "political and social environment" and "recreation.”
The Wall Forms in St. Petersburg
The "Games of Thrones"-esque wall formed after a snowstorm in Russia's northern capital.
St. Petersburg’s Dam Is Holding Back the Floods, for Now
Russia's second-largest city is in a race against climate change.
To Mourn or Celebrate? St. Petersburg Divided Over Anniversary of Leningrad Siege
Seventy-five years after the Leningrad siege ended, the city’s residents won’t be told how to remember.
St. Petersburg Named Russia’s Most LGBT-Friendly City
Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg, has also distinguished itself as most tolerant of the LGBT community.
Tanks and Flowers: St. Petersburg Celebrates End of Leningrad Siege (in Photos)
The 75th anniversary of the lifting of the Siege of Leningrad was marked on Sunday, Jan. 27.
Russian World Cup Host City Outranks LA, Toronto in Quality of Life Index
A 2019 quality of life ranking published last week placed Nizhny Novgorod in 109th position overall.
‘Pray for Us’ Religious Billboards Seek to Keep Drivers Safe in St. Petersburg
Sixty billboards depicting Orthodox saints have recently appeared next to highways throughout St. Petersburg.
Memes Abound After Emu Escapes Russian Christmas Special
A Christmas emu on the lam in a St. Petersburg school soon found itself the star of memes.
Construction of Europe's Tallest Building Finishes in St. Petersburg
The 87-story building is slated to become the headquarters of Russia’s Gazprom gas giant.
Putin Replaces St. Petersburg Governor Poltavchenko Amid Ruling Party’s Election Setbacks
Ksenia Sobchak is expected to run for St. Petersburg governor in 2019.
Toxic Industrial Waste Threatens St. Petersburg, Officials Warn
Officials singled out the city's waste treatment industry as a criminal enterprise, citing 2 million metric tons of hazardous waste at Krasny Bor.
As Russia Remembers the Leningrad Siege, Some Are Fighting for the Right to Mourn
An estimated one million peopled died in the siege that would last for 872 days — of starvation, disease and shelling.
Widespread Torture, Extortion Detailed in St. Petersburg Prisons
The abuse includes beatings, torture using electric shock and the systematic ignoring of complaints from detainees.
St. Petersburg Announces $400M Competition for First Railway to Pulkovo Airport — Reports
The city is willing to subsidize up to 10 billion rubles in the project.
In the Emperors' Closets
The new Costume Gallery at the Hermitage Museum brings old clothes to light.
Insider Shopping in St. Petersburg
Traditional souvenir shops selling matryoshka dolls, amber jewelry and fur hats are easy to spot in St. Petersburg. But where do the locals go to find...
On the Streets Where They Lived
Take a trip into the lives of Alexander Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and other renowned St. Petersburg residents.
A Guide to St. Petersburg’s Most Beautiful Religious Buildings
Russia's second largest city is home to many religions, and each has left a mark on its architectural landscape.
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