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NEW YORK (Kyodo) The mayor of St. Petersburg, Russia, Valentina Matvienko, said Monday in New York that her city is talking with major automakers, including Nissan Motor Co., to encourage them to locate factories there, confirming a recent Interfax report.

Citing a source close to the talks between Nissan and the city, the Russian news agency said earlier in the day that Nissan had selected a 100-hectare site outside St. Petersburg for an auto assembly plant.

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