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July 16, 2014 (Issue # 1820) Preservationist activists protested Monday against what they called the ongoing demolition of the Nikolsky Market, the state-protected 18th-century building in the citys historic Kolomna district.
July 9, 2014 (Issue # 1819) Opposition candidates are facing problems in the registration process for municipal and early gubernatorial elections on Sept. 14, which is currently underway in the city. About 1,500 deputies will be elected in 107 of the
July 9, 2014 (Issue # 1819) A ceremony launching the first automated bike-sharing system in St. Petersburg was held at Gostiny Dvor on July 3, Fontanka.ru reports. The system now operates 28 rental points which may be expanded throughout the summer
June 11, 2014 (Issue # 1815) President Vladimir Putin accepted the resignation of St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko on June 4 in a move that will bolster Poltavchenkos chance of winning an early re-election, and may serve to strengthen the
May 22, 2014 (Issue # 1811) Despite a number of cancellations, the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum will still host more than 6,500 participants led by an impressive number of high-ranking representatives from some of the worlds leading
April 14, 2014 (Issue # 1805) On Sat...Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko inspected the restoration progress at Kamennoostrovsky Palace, leaving so impressed that he has requested that the palace be better utilized by the city, reported Interfax
March 28, 2014 (Issue # 1803) The average monthly salary in St. Petersburg has grown by 6 percent as of the end of 2013, reported Anatoly Kotov, chairman of the citys Committee for Economic Policy and Strategic Planning, at a council meeting Tuesday,
February 19, 2014 (Issue # 1798) St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko spoke with activists advocating preservation of the citys architectural heritage on Feb. 5. Film director Alexander Sokurov, the coordinator of Zhivoi Gorod public movement
December 11, 2013 (Issue # 1790) A new law coming into effect on Jan. 1, 2014, will make St. Petersburg residents more responsible for renovations to their apartment buildings. The Legislative Assembly approved the law in its second reading on Nov.
Melbourne City Council is one step closer to ending its sister city relationship with St Petersburg in protest over the Russian city's so-called 'gay-propaganda' laws. A motion by Greens councillor Cathy Oke was passed on Tuesday night that will see