The St. Petersburg Times

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The St. Petersburg Times
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Sanoma Oyj
Publisher Sanoma Oyj
Founded 1993
Political alignment None
Language English
Ceased publication 2014
Headquarters Saint Petersburg
Circulation 35,000
Sister newspapers The Moscow Times, The Kazan Herald

The St. Petersburg Times was a weekly newspaper issued in St. Petersburg, Russia. It served the expatriate community, tourists, and Russians interested in an international perspective on local and world affairs. It was first published in May 1993. The paper suspended publication on 24 December 2014.[1] The editorial staff tweeted that the situation was connected with the economic crisis in Russia and current legislative environment.[2]

The newspaper, and its sister The Moscow Times, which continues to be published, were published by Finnish Sanoma Oyj, publisher of Helsingin Sanomat in Helsinki.


The newspaper was founded by New Zealand writer Lloyd Donaldson (7 November 1963[3] - 26 of June 2010) and Russian novice entrepreneur Gregory Kunis. In 1992 they founded the publishing house "Cornerstone".[4] In May 1993 the publishing house has released the first issue of the newspaper "The St. Petersburg Press". The newspaper adopted its later name in 1996, when it was sold to Sanoma.[5]


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