The city's major asset lies in its geographical location beside the Baltic Sea, close to the countries of the European Union. Thanks to a developped transport system allowing to connect Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, the city is a communication centre of primary importance. Its strategic position allows it to be the first commercial port in Russia.
The second most populated city in the country, St. Petersburg occupies a considerable place in the areas of teaching and research. This determined and dynamic city has developed an attractive economic environment over the course of the last few years. Today, it is home to companies linked with several sectors of activity, such as shipbuilding, the foreign automobile industry, aeronautics, etc. Considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, St. Petersburg has all the ingredients which will make your stay in Russia unforgettable, including fascinating architecture, an unbridled nightlife, a history and cultural traditions which have inspired and nourished literature, music and international art.