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2012-04-22 22:21:00

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- On 25 April, 2012 the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum with the support of the Ministry for Economic Development of the Russian Federation, RTS group and Micex group will provide a unique platform for discussions, for the first time organized abroad and entitled "The Road to St. Petersburg. The Expanding Silk Road: Russia and East Asia in the 21st Century". The event will take place in Hong Kong and gather 120...

2012-04-11 02:23:10

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's St Petersburg International Economic Forum, will convene on 21-23 June under the theme, 'Leadership that Works' (http://2012.forumspb.com/ [http://2012.forumspb.com ]). The Forum's official programme will feature a range of sessions organized under four interrelated pillars, and designed in various formats so as to stimulate interactivity and enrich participant experience. In addition to the traditional panel...

2011-04-12 10:58:00

ST PETERSBURG, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The XV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, which is being held June 16-18, 2011, will convene under the theme 'Emerging Leadership for a New Era' in St. Petersburg, Russia. Dmitry Medvedev, President of the Russian Federation, will give the opening remarks, and in the coming weeks, SPIEF expects to confirm the participation of heads of state from a range of key emerging markets and developed economies. Aide to the President...

2011-03-15 17:44:00

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago-based BayRu LLC and St. Petersburg-based ePaySystem formally announced a partnership that brings the worlds' goods to Russian online shoppers. Shoppers outside of Moscow and St. Petersburg now have the ability to use any legal payment method for international shopping and international delivery from US company BayRu LLC. BayRu LLC has operated in the Russian market since 2007 with offices in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. BayRu is...

2010-11-24 08:00:00

FRANKFURT, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fraport AG and its partners in the Northern Capital Gateway consortium today held the festive terminal foundation ceremony - attended by Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin and St. Petersburg city governor Valentina Matvienko -- to mark the construction launch of a new international passenger terminal at St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) and the start of a new aviation era in Russia's second largest metropolis. Speaking at the...

2010-04-29 03:05:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, April 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Effective today, Fraport AG and its partners in the Northern Capital Gateway consortium are responsible for operating, developing and modernizing St Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport (airport code = LED), the fourth largest in Russia. "This is a further milestone in the development of Fraport's international business. Following more than two years of project work, we are pleased to welcome Pulkovo Airport and its approximately 4,000...

2009-10-01 05:04:00

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the "Russia Calling" Investment Forum in Moscow, Fraport AG's executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte emphasized the exceptional importance of the St. Petersburg concession project for developing, modernizing and operating the city's Pulkovo Airport. "Our participation in St. Petersburg will result in tremendous benefits for both the city and for Fraport, as an airport manager," stressed Schulte. "The City of St....

2009-09-25 12:37:52

The man convicted of killing Russian gold medal-winning Olympics cyclist Dmitry Nelyubin has been sentenced to 18 years in prison, court officials said. ITAR-Tass said Friday Alim Azhagoyev was given the sentence in a city court in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the New Year's Day 2005 killing. Nelyubin, 33, was fatally stabbed during a street fight that began after the 1988 Olympic champion, his common-law wife Natalia and a friend began setting off fireworks, authorities said. Azhagoyev's...

2009-08-03 13:40:12

Police in Florida said a woman searching for the source of rodent sounds discovered a bazooka shell in the attic above her garage. Jeanne Tipton, 81, of St. Petersburg, called police shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday after she found the shell in the attic and moved it to her backyard, the St. Petersburg Times reported Monday. The Tampa Police Department's bomb squad was called to the scene and determined the shell, which is believed to be at least 40 years old, was an inert practice round. Tipton...

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2009-07-29 09:09:37

A communist group has asked U.S. pop star Madonna to dress modestly and sing a revolutionary song when she performs in Russia this weekend. The iconic recording artist's concert is scheduled to take place Sunday at the historic Palace Square in St. Petersburg. RIA Novosti said the Communists of Petersburg and the Leningrad Region, an organization that is separate from the larger Communist Party, has published an open letter asking the American singer to reconsider her costumes and repertoire...