Chinese music, art exhibition underway in St. Petersburg Chinese Consul-General in St. Petersburg Ji Yanchi spoke of the long history of artistic exchange between Russia and China, and thanked the current generation of Russian university professors for cultivating the talents of Chinese artists, adding that … Read more on Global Times

Arsenal striker Andrey Arshavin fails to impress Zenit St Petersburg Zenit St Petersburg have ruled out signing Andrey Arshavin, whose contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the month. "He hasn't played much for us lately. Why? You would have to ask him that question," their coach Luciano Spalletti said in … Read more…

St. Pete prepares for life without its inverted pyramid pier St. Petersburg's downtown was ailing when work began on the inverted pyramid. The Million Dollar Pier had been demolished in 1967, leaving behind a 4-acre over-the-water park for anglers. The lure of air-conditioning at Tyrone Gardens Shopping Center … Read more on Tbo.com

Lightning strikes Saint Petersburg TV tower – video Lightning strikes Saint Petersburg television tower on Monday. The tower is the highest point in St. Petersburg, standing at 310 metres (1,020 ft) tall and making it the second highest tower in Russia after the Ostankino tower in Moscow. Service from … Read more on The Guardian

St. Petersburg lawmaker calls for PSC study of Levy nuclear plant costs A St. Petersburg lawmaker wants the Florida Public Service Commission to study the cost of the proposed Levy County nuclear plant compared to a natural gas facility. Rep. Dwight Dudley, D-St. Petersburg, said in a news release and letter to the … Read…

St. Petersburg mayor to meet with NAACP over shootings and hiring practices ST. PETERSBURG — Mayor Bill Foster plans to meet Tuesday with black leaders about rising tension between the African American community and the city's police officers. Black leaders said they are concerned about shootings in March and April in which … Read more…

St. Petersburg City Council candidates don't live where they claim ST. PETERSBURG — City Council candidates Darden Rice and David McKalip both said they would move in order to seek office after their homes were not included in the newly drawn District 4. Even as they criticized the redistricting process, both … Read more on…

St. Petersburg LGBT Activists Test 'Propaganda Law' With Tolerance Event "This is a place where getting permission is much easier — essentially, permission isn't necessary," Olga Lenkova, communications director of the LGBT-rights organization Vykhod, in St. Petersburg, says. "It is only necessary to inform the authorities … Read more on RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty