17:32 Reconstruction of Vasilyevsky Island's 6th and 7th lines completed.
As a result of the reconstruction, two squares have been created: one near "Vasileostrovskaya" metro station, where city festivals and fairs are to be held, the other one on Bolshoi Prospect.
17:26 History of Religion State Museum has moved from the Kazan Cathedral to a new building.
The museum has been officially opened on Pochtamtskaya Street, in the historical centre of St. Petersburg. The exhibition will be open for visitors starting on June 9.
14:19 Protesters gather to defend St. Petersburg Zoo.
Opponents of the City Administration's decision to fire the Zoo's Director Ivan Korneyev and to build a new zoo in Dolgoye Lake area gathered at City Zoo entrance at noon yesterday.
13:45 Queen Beatrix arrives in St. Petersburg with a state visit.
Her Majesty Queen of the Netherlands Beatrix and His Highness Prince of Orange arrived in St. Petersburg.
13:21 Anniversary banking congress in St. Petersburg.
Tenth International Banking Congress begins in the city. The congress is a traditional forum of Russian and international banking communities.
13:13 World Wide Club of Petersburgers holds its annual meeting.
The meeting was devoted to the results of the club's work in the 2000-2001 season and to the participation of the club's members in preparation for 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.
12:58 The Circus Has Arrived
A sculptural composition named "The Circus Has Arrived" by Arsen Avetisian has been opened in front of the Circus on Fontanka. The composition is the sculptor's gift to our city. Photo by D. Vladimirsky, for Interpress.
12:50 Thur Heyerdal stops in St. Petersburg.
Famous traveller and author Thur Heyerdal visited St. Petersburg on his way from Norway to an archeological excavation site in Azov.
12:41 Menshikov Palace in Lomonosov to be restored by 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg.
The palace is one of the architectural landmarks in Lomonosov State Reserve Museum requiring restoration.
City news archive for June' 2001
City news archive for 2001 year.