Curated Collection

Editorial: St. Petersburg


On May 27, 1703, St. Petersburg was founded by Czar Peter I. The city - which was also known as Petrograd, and later Leningrad, during the 20th century - is the second largest in Russia and the northernmost city in the world. Positioned on the Neva River, the seaside metropolis is home to many of Russia’s most important industries and landmarks. In this curated editorial stock footage collection, explore archival clips of the Siege of Leningrad and the October Revolution together with modern-day footage of important landmarks like the Lakhta Center, the National Library of Russia, the Mariinsky Theater, the Hermitage Museum, the Neva River, the Church of the Savior, and more.