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St 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

Collector's item

Ulysse Nardin pays tribute to the first flagship of the Imperial Russian Navy with The Frigate Shtandart watch. It is presented in the diamond-studded egg of the Tsars. Commissioned by Peter the Great, the Shtandart was first launched in August 1703. The Shtandart remained in the navy until 1727, at which time Catherine I, second wife of Peter the Great, ordered the frigate restored.

7 May 2010 - 12:00am

Run not as sporting in HK as other stops

Hong Kong has fewer torch-bearers who are athletes or have a sports background than some relay cities.

Only 55, or nearly half, of the 120 bearers are from the sports community. Of them, only 48 are athletes or retired sportsmen.

The percentage is lower than that of the relay in St Petersburg and San Francisco.

1 May 2008 - 12:00am

PICK OF THE DAY

St Petersburg Chamber Choir

Nikolai Kornev leads St Petersburg Chamber Choir in a repertoire that includes several of Bach's sacred compositions, with 19th-century and contemporary works. Today, Sha Tin Town Hall, Yuen Wo Rd, Sha Tin. Tomorrow, HK City Hall, Concert Hall, Edinburgh Place, Central. Shows at 8pm. HK$100- HK$250 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2268 7321

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Astrale bodies

Diamond lovers were transported to a rather tropical St Petersburg for Italian jeweller Bulgari's celebration of its latest collection, Astrale. Scenes from the March international launch of the collection in the snow-covered city formed a backdrop for guests at the extravagant poolside dinner.

28 May 2004 - 12:00am

Incorrect

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

Breaking down barriers by bike

Russian artist Vladislav Ketov, 45, is spending nine years cycling around the world's coastline. He is 72,000 kilometres and 66 countries into his 220,000-km journey, which he plans to finish in his home town of St Petersburg in May 2000. His project, called Eden, is aimed at promoting environmental awareness and breaking down barriers between countries.

1 Jan 1997 - 12:00am

Morcelli on top of world

WORLD record holder Noureddine Morcelli of Algeria ran the fastest 1,500 metres in the world this year when he clocked three minutes, 32.45 seconds at the Goodwill Meeting at St Petersburg, Russia.

Morcelli had run the previous fastest time this year, too, recording with a time of 3:32.99 at Seville on June 3.

2 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

Icy reception for visitors from HK

THIS is most distressing. Hong Kongers arriving for rest and recreation in the historic Russian city of St Petersburg, which is now in the throes of sub-zero temperatures, are getting a decidedly icy reception.

15 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

White Knights Ball

Leaping lounge lizards and soaring social butterflies . . . here's an exclusive preview of what Hongkong's party animals will be wearing at this week's White Knights Ball in St Petersburg, Russia.

27 Jun 1993 - 12:00am