St. Petersburg is one of the world's top tourist destinations and a cultural capital of Russia - but it wasn't always so: in 1703 it was Swedish marshlands conquered by then 29 year-old Tsar, Peter the Great. Learn the exciting history of Peter the Great's dream city as NatGeo reporter Sergey Gordeev travels through Russia for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
ABOUT THE SERIES: In the summer of 2017, as the world turned its attention to Russia for the FIFA Confederations Cup, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC partnered with Fox Sports to go beyond the matches and showcase some of the country’s most unique people, places, history, and culture. Follow along as NatGeo reporter and Moscow native Sergey Gordeev takes you on a daily journey through his home country. Videos originally broadcast during Fox Sports coverage of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.
Original air date: June 3, 2017 on Fox Sports.