Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a
federal city. It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on
the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint Petersburg to
Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg. Saint
Petersburg is often described as the most Western city of Russia, as well as its
cultural capital. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population of
over one million. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of
Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also
home to The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world. A large
number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks, and other
. businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.