St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, a major industrial, scientific and cultural center of the country. It is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the historical part of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Favorable location makes St. Petersburg an important transport and trade center of the world. Every day international road, air, railway and sea transportations are carried out through the city. This contributes to the development of economic ties of the city and the growth of its industrial potential, such as: heavy engineering, automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, as well as a cluster of information technologies and telecommunications are actively developing.
In recent years, large-scale investment projects have been implemented to develop the city’s infrastructure. A new international airport and the second stage of the Mariinsky Theater were put into operation. The construction of the Western High-Speed Diameter highway and the football stadium on Krestovsky Island has been completed.
The unique atmosphere of St. Petersburg is formed due to its rich scientific and cultural potential. St. Petersburg is called of “open-air museum”. The city has hundreds of museums, palaces, theaters, monuments, squares, fountains, as well as permanent and temporary exhibitions. Petersburg also hosts sporting events such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2020 European Football Championship, and the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship.
St. Petersburg is also a recognized center of business tourism. Every year the city hosts business events of world importance, including the G20 Summit, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russia-ASEAN Business Forum and many others. The importance of St. Petersburg as a congress center in Europe has increased with the opening of the new Expoforum convention and exhibition center, capable of hosting events of any scale at a high level.