Saint Petersburg

W St Petersburg

What is it? W St Petersburg stands out in the city of the tsars, where the best luxury hotels are usually located within grand historic buildings. The hotel, which opened in April, is a hip designer property with sleek contemporary furnishings.

Sunday, 6 November, 2011, 12:00am

Shanghai group to invest US$1.3b in St Petersburg

Chinese firms will develop residential and commercial district in Russian city

Five large Shanghai state-owned companies will spend US$1.3 billion to develop a massive real estate project in St Petersburg, making it the largest Chinese investment in Russia, company officials said yesterday.

20 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

series watch

The Treasures Of St Petersburg And The Hermitage

Pearl, 9pm

25 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


Tim Hamlett, commenting in his column (Sunday Morning Post, October 25) on the current 'Beijing v Peking' debate, stated that St Petersburg is called Petrograd in Russian.

1 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Inside a city of dreams

When a monarch decides to haul people in from across the country to build a fantasy city virtually overnight, do the new inhabitants become made-to-measure model citizens or misfits? In its latest show, award-winning Theatre du Pif explores the bizarre tale of Tsar Peter I and St Petersburg through authors such as Nicolai Gogol and Fyodor Dostoevsky.

29 May 1998 - 12:00am

Baltic transporter bankrupt

Baltic Sea Shipping, Russia's only fleet transport company in the Baltic Sea, has been declared bankrupt by the St Petersburg regional arbitration court, reports say.

Baltic Sea, which owes about US$420 million to creditors outside Russia and about $97.3 million to creditors in Russia, will be able to delay repaying creditors for 18 months as a result of the decision.

3 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Packaged away in Moscow

PACKAGE tours to Moscow can be arranged for as little as $10,550.

A four-day and three-night trip to the historic Russian capital takes in most of the major sights - and includes tickets on consecutive nights to the spectacular Moscow Circus and the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet.

12 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

And next year, it's Zimbabwe

EVEN as a week of non-stop partying climaxed at last night's ball at the sumptuous Taurida Palace, organiser Ted Marr wasted no time in naming the venue for next year.

4 Jul 1993 - 12:00am