Welcome to my personal view of St Petersburg Russia.  I am Stan Jacox, an American living in St Petersburg Russia since 2001 and having visited many times in the decades before that. Some posts will be just facts answering questions posed to me by visitors, locals, and readers over the years, and others will simply be my musings about things I see or experience now and in the past, while exploring, living, working and playing in Russia.  participating in contemporary culture and reflections on its history and contribution to the world or art, political philosophy, science and world events.