Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg University is located in St. Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, accommodating almost 6 mln people. Often called "The Northern Capital" or "Russia's Europe", the city is a mixture of baroque architecture, modern sites and traditional atmosphere – it is where the West meets the East.
Founded in 1703 by Peter the Great in commemoration of the victory against Sweden, St. Petersburg was a model of the European Renaissance. It was the capital of the Russian Empire until the Socialist Revolution in 1917. St. Petersburg is the cultural capital of Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The Historic Centre of St. Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. St. Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, the largest art museum in the entire world.