I am sincerely glad to be welcoming you to St. Petersburg, the city which is rightly known as the cultural treasure-house of Russia. We Petersburgers - residents of Russia's multi-million and multinational Northern Capital - share a common characteristic: we are all in love with, and take great pride in, our city. I am confident that when you plunge into the unique atmosphere of St. Petersburg you will see with your own eyes the life that is lived today by one of the most beautiful cities in the world and will share our feelings. Here, on the banks of the River Neva, you will find more than 140 museums and around 100 theatres. But St. Petersburg is famous not just for its beautiful sights. It is also one of Russia's largest industrial, educational, and scientific centers - a city which is actively striving towards prosperity, and where development of business is highly profitable.
I wish you a good time and success in business on your visit to St. Petersburg.
Governor of St. Petersburg