15:42 Local TV To Air Nationally
St. Petersburg’s biggest television channel, Channel 5, promised to break Moscow’s monopoly over the airwaves after it won national broadcast rights in a tender Wednesday, beating out five competitors.
15:18 Going underground
Russia boasts arguably the world’s most opulent and sumptuous underground train systems, with columns carved in marble, quirky Soviet monuments, jaw-dropping mosaics and sophisticated chandeliers.
15:10 Russian, Belarus presidents met in St. Petersburg
President Vladimir Putin and Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday discussed ways to add substance to the ambitious Russia-Belarus Union between their two countries.
City news archive for January' 2006
City news archive for 2006 year.