The city is situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea , with a population of roughly 5. As an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea , it is governed as a federal city. The city was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May on the site of a captured Swedish fortress , and was named after apostle Saint Peter. Saint Petersburg is historically and culturally associated with the birth of the Russian Empire and Russia's entry into modern history as a European great power.
A gay bathhouse , also known as a gay sauna or a gay steambath , is a commercial space for men to have sex with other men. In gay slang , a bathhouse may be called just "the baths", "the sauna" or "the tubs". In general, a gay bath is used for having sexual activity rather than only bathing. Not all men who visit a gay bathhouse are considered gay.