It was that time of the year when daylight doesn't leave St Petersburg till midnight and Russian President Vladimir Putin couldn't have found a better season to showcase his beautiful hometown to the leaders and delegates of the G8 summit.
St Petersburg is located at a high latitude -- roughly similar to that of Oslo, Norway, Cape Farewell, Greenland and Seward, Alaska -- where the sun does not dip below the horizon enough for the sky to become dark.
So between May and July, it gets dark only after midnight giving people opportunity to enjoy the summer -- which by the way -- is like a cold November day in northern India.
Text and Photographs: Archana Masih
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