St. Petersburg, Archangel

By Kailen Gutierrez and Samip Koirala

Location and History

St. Petersburg is located in Russia with the area of 1400 sq km.

It has population of about 5.2 million people.

St. Petersburg has been a capital of Russia for 2 centuries. In the 20th century it changed names 3 times, suffered three revolutions and a 900-day Siege during the World War II. Present day it is a modern city where old and new live side by side in requited tolerance and respect.

Sports

Many sport events take place there. Kirov stadium was one of the largest stadium in the world and it belonged to FC zenit Saint Petersburg from 1950- 1993. Now the new Zenit stadium which is currently under construction is said to host the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Famous People from St. Petersburg

Schooling

Colleges like Saint-Petersburg State University and St. Petersburg Polytechnic University which are considered one of the best colleges in Russia are located in St Petersburg.