The city on the Neva – Saint Petersburg – is rich in itshistorical past. This is the center of Russian culture, and the city of palaces and parks, the focus of science and art. You can visit this city more than once, and there will always be something to see. Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as the window to Europe.