As per tradition, news service of “Sankt-Peterburg” TV station recalls the past year. And it was rich with events. Not only foreign politics shaped the landscape of news coverage in 2015. Life in the Northern Capital was bustling. Tragic and joyous, political and economic – here are 2015’s most important events as seen by the channel’s reporters.
Ivan Losev, reporter: “2015 has become probably the most up & down for St. Petersburg’s FC Zenit”
After 2 seasons, gold medals of the Russian Premiership have returned to the city by Neva. From now on, the club’s crest has a star on it – the long-awaited victory became the 5h in its history. The team achieved it at home, on Petrovskiy stadium, having drawn 1-1 with Ufa – and such result pleased both sides. But the team could not capitalize on that success in the new season – it has lost points in seemingly easy games. As a result, the team is currently 6th after 18 games – although the table’s leader CSKA is only 7 points away.
Surprisingly, but having drawn at home with Amkar, Mordoviya, Ufa and having lost to Krylya Sovetov and Terek, the blue-whites were unstoppable in the Champions League.
Five victories in five games, which lead to early qualification from the top of the group. Artem Dzyuba – on the top scorers list. This is something than Andreas Villas-Boas has certainly achieved so far. And rival in the Last 16 of the championship – Lisbon’s Benfica – gives hope of historic participation in the quarter finals.