9 Russian start-ups sparking a digital revolution in St Petersburg; John Kennedy; Silicon Republic

Russia – Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments

Renowned for being the cultural capital of Russia, St Petersburg is home to a promising and vibrant young tech scene.

Established by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703, St Petersburg has borne a few different names. In its time, it has been known as Petrograd and Leningrad, and once again as St Petersburg.

This elegant city is also regarded as the Venice of Russia, with its various canals, monuments and a historic centre marking it as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Noted for its beautiful buildings such as the Petrine Baroque, Menshikov Palace, Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral, and the Twelve Collegia, it is a city that has been at the crossroads of historical significance for the past 300 years.

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