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Two Greenpeace Arctic 30 members released on bail

Saint Petersburg - Four days ago former Beatle Paul McCartney urged President Putin to free the so-called Arctic 30, and Monday two members of Greenpeace, part of the imprisoned group of 30 people have been released on bail by a Russian court.

Artist who painted Putin in women's lingerie flees Russia

A portrait of Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev in women’s undergarments has been seized from an art gallery in St. Petersburg ahead of the G20 summit.

Giant iPhone in St Petersburg is monument to Steve Jobs

Saint Petersburg - As a tribute to the late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, the giant iPhone is not only a monument, but also has an interactive touch screen and offers free WiFi to visitors.

Op-Ed: Russian city at risk of ‘gay milk’

Sydney - Under St. Petersburg’s new “anti-gay propaganda laws” milk with a rainbow logo is being considered a form of gay propaganda. Forget the Cold War, this is serious. Kids could take one look at this stuff and “decide to become gay”.

Tampa police: Crime rate drops during RNC

Tampa - On the third day of the Republican National Convention, the crime rate in Tampa is actually down, with a total of three protesters arrested and only one during a demonstration.

Photo essay: A View of St. Petersburg Special

This time last year I went on a wondrous trip to St. Petersburg. This article documents some of the nice sights and interesting things I saw during that time.

One tourist, two days, two rescues

Saint Petersburg - One tourist on vacation was able to make a big difference by rescuing three people, in two incidents on two separate days.

Police: Florida woman performed bizarre ritual on teens

Saint Petersburg - She told the teens they were possessed by evil spirits and they needed to cut themselves to release the evil spirits and then burn their wounds to prevent the spirits’ return.

Ill-defined St. Petersburg ban on 'gay propaganda' sparks outcry

Saint Petersburg - Even though homosexuality hasn't been illegal in Russia since 1993, a bill banning pro-homosexual "propaganda" or the promotion of pedophilia has been approved by the St. Petersburg city legislature.

Russians take to the streets to protest unfair elections

Moscow - Russians took to the streets on Monday and Tuesday to protest unfair parliamentary elections held last week. Thousands of people attended rallies in Moscow and St. Petersburg in defiance of the government and in support of opposition parties.

Russia proposes ban on gay 'propaganda'

Saint Petersburg - A bill to impose a fine on anyone promoting "homosexual propaganda" was approved earlier this month in the first reading of Parliament in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Woman has 100 injections to make world's largest lips

The Guinness Book of Records has a new entrant in 22-year-old Russian Kristina Rei. She now holds the proud record of having the world's largest lips, a feat she achieved through 100 silicone injections.

Former Russian Olympic bear now living in rusty bus

Saint Petersburg - Katya, the bear who performed at the Moscow Olympics in 1980, has spent the last two years living in a cage in a rusty bus on the outskirts of St Petersburg.

St Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia hopes to lead one day

A few days after the SCO meeting in Kazakhstan, the same country leaders attended the annual 3-day St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, along with 4000 other delegates from around the globe.

Math genius who refused $1 million says he can control universe

Saint Petersburg - Imagine being able to control the universe? That is what Russian mathematician, Dr. Grigori Perelman, said he's capable of doing after breaking his silence in a recent media interview.

St Petersburg Spruces Up For Its 300th Anniversary Next Year

ST. PETERSBURG (dpa) - On Nevsky Prospect, the magnificent avenue in St Petersburg, the pavements are being ripped up. Many of the city's splendid palaces are surrounded in scaffolding. Masons, painters and other specialists are in great demand, becaus...

St. Petersburg Aims To Become Big Tourism Destination

ST. PETERSBURG, (dpa) - Russia does not exactly rank as a typical tourism destination. Only a tiny trickle of the worldwide flows of travellers ever touches the world's largest country.Yet Russia has a great deal to offer, culturally and in terms of na...

Russian Jail Museum Offers Grim View Of Prison Life Past And Present

St. Petersburg (dpa) - The cells in Kresty Prison in St. Petersburg are only eight square metres but they house 12 men. The inmates have to sleep in shifts because there are not enough beds.This chronically overcrowded prison, built 100 years ago, seem...
 

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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of th...
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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The author in front of the famous Russian Aurora warship.
The author in front of the famous Russian Aurora warship.
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The International Mall is near Tampa International Airport
The International Mall is near Tampa International Airport
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The Winter Palace square.
The Winter Palace square.
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St Petersburg
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Night tour of the city on the River Neva.
Night tour of the city on the River Neva.
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Entrance to the Military Historical Museum of Artillery  Engineers and Signal Corps in St. Petersbur...
Entrance to the Military Historical Museum of Artillery, Engineers and Signal Corps in St. Petersburg.
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Giant iPhone created as a monument to Steve Jobs in St Petersburg  Russia
Giant iPhone created as a monument to Steve Jobs in St Petersburg, Russia
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Putin Greets Obama at G20 summit in St Petersburg
Putin Greets Obama at G20 summit in St Petersburg
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Paul and Peter Fortress  the original citadel of St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great in 1703.
Paul and Peter Fortress, the original citadel of St. Petersburg founded by Peter the Great in 1703.
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The historic Winter Palace in St. Petersburg .
The historic Winter Palace in St. Petersburg .
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Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg at night.
Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg at night.
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Random St. Petersburg street scene.
Random St. Petersburg street scene.
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President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during the press conference on the outcomes of the G20 Leaders' Summit
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