SAINT PETERSBURG, is the second largest city of Russia by its population, with 5,225,690 inhabitants in 2016, after the capital Moscow. The city is enclave in the Leningrad Oblast, but is administratively independent. It is located in the north-west of the country on the Neva delta, at the bottom of the Gulf of Finland in the Baltic Sea.
St. Petersburg has always been the main intellectual, scientific and political center of the country.
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SAINT PETERSBURG was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great. It became the capital of the Russian Empire from 1712 until March 1917, and at that time St. Petersburg has retained a unique architectural ensemble that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The city now has around 250 museums , close to 4,000 protected monuments.
the Hermitage Museum: the largest museum in the world. With its 230,000 square meters of surface area and more than 60,000 rooms, in nearly 1,000 rooms. Nearly three million objects are kept on reserves.