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Touring in St. Petersburg: Gospel Light Glows in Life of Russian Family

Boris Leostrin stands out in a crowd, and not just because of his 6-foot-2 height. His whole countenance reflects joy in the gospel as he speaks of raising his family in the Church.

Brother Leostrin, second counselor in the St. Petersburg Russia Stake, was born and grew up in the sparkling port city on the Baltic Sea. The 35-year-old manages and arranges tours, guides and transportation for tourists, but he revels in showing visitors the city's gems himself — gems such as palaces of the czars and the gloriously restored Hermitage with its world-renowned collection of art. "St. Petersburg is my city, and I love it!" he said.

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