Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg, IPA: [ˈsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk]), formerly known as Petrograd (Петроград) (1914–1924), then Leningrad (Ленинград) (1924–1991), is a city on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow. With a population of roughly 5.4 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, the most-populous city on the Baltic Sea, as well as the northernmost metropolis in Europe and the world. As an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it is governed as a federal city.
The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703 on the site of a captured Swedish fortress, and was named after apostle Saint Peter. Saint Petersburg is historically and culturally associated with the birth of the Russian Empire and Russia's entry into modern history as a European great power. It served as a capital of the Tsardom of Russia and the subsequent Russian Empire from 1713 to 1918 (being replaced by Moscow for a short period of time between 1728 and 1730).
In this pack for Microsoft Flight Simulator you can see the main attractions of the city, such as: St. Isaac's and Kazan Cathedrals, the Alexander Column, the General Staff Building, the Winter Palace (Hermitage), the Admiralty, the Palace and Trinity Bridges, the Bronze Horseman sculpture of Peter I, the Senate building and Synod, Disorder columns and the Exchange building, Peter and Paul Fortress and Cathedral, bridges of Peter the Great, Railway and Bolshoi Obukhovsky (Vantovy), Moscow Gate, as well as several additional objects such as the Gazprom building (Lakhta Center), LenEnergo building (with Easter eggs), Ice the palace, the pipes of the city's main thermal power plants, the residential complex Prince Alexander Nevsky, the TV tower, and the Gazprom Arena (Zenit) stadium.