Premium vodka distiller Russian Standard is making a "multi-million" dollar contribution to the city of St Petersburg for the design and construction of a scenographic lighting instalment to illuminate the city's tallest tower.

The project will see the capital's 305-metre TV tower covered in 6,000 stroboscopic flashlights programmed for a "spectacular" light show. 

Preparation for construction on the tower has already begun and the project is expected to be completed on the eve of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum on 6-8 June.

"As part of our 'Shining City' project, there are many unique lighting instalments being constructed in St Petersburg," said Valentina Matvienko, St Petersburg Governor. "More and more private companies are taking it upon themselves to help us realise our goal of lighting the city's unique buildings and structures."

The lighting project, designed by architect Willem Brouwer, will include moving light rays designed to "localise the structure from a distance".

"Russian Standard was born in St Petersburg, and the city has always been close to our heart. We are thrilled to be a part of this iconic project in Russia's most iconic city," said Roustam Tariko, founder and chairman of Russian Standard.