Retrieved 9 June 2009.
Local residents often refer to the city by its shortened nickname, Piter Russian: Питер, IPA:.
The has three large cargo , Bolshoi Port Saint Petersburg, , and.
From April to November, 22 bridges across the Neva and main canals are drawn to let ships pass in and out of the Baltic Sea according to a schedule.
The authorities have recently been compelled to transfer the ownership of state-owned private residences in the city centre to private lessors.
The , seat of the governor According to the federal law passed in 2004, heads of federal subjects, including the governor of Saint Petersburg, were nominated by the and approved by local legislatures.