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Exploring Russia / St. Petersburg __ Here is a good overview of the city, its history, culture, sights and much more. - illustrated - From geographia.com - http://www.geographia.com/russia/peter01.htm 


History of Saint Petersburg __ "Tsar Peter the Great founded the city on May 27 (May 16, Old Style), 1703 after reconquering the Ingrian land from Sweden. He named it after his patron saint, the apostle Saint Peter. The original name of SanktPiterburh was actually an imitation of the pronunciation of Dutch Sint Petersburg;..." An encyclopedic article. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg#History 


An illustrated history of St. Petersburg __ "Although just 300 years old, St. Petersburg has a rich and exciting history, full of dramatic events and major historical figures. Founded in 1703 by Emperor Peter the Great as his "window on the West",..." - illustrated - From saint-petersburg.com - http://www.saint-petersburg.com/history/index.asp 

 


 
Image Gallery __ Small gallery of click-to-enlarge photo images of St. Petersburg. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/europe/russia/st-petersburg/images 


List of people in St. Petersburg __ A list of famous people who have lived in St. Petersburg along with links to more detailed information about each. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_People_in_St._Petersburg 

 

 


Map of St. Petersburg __ Large map of the city. "To locate an object, find the square on the map with the corresponding indices..." - From waytorussia.net - http://www.waytorussia.net/SaintPetersburg/Map.html

 
Petersburg CITY / Guide to St. Petersburg, Russia __ "Comprehensive guide to Saint-Petersburg. Culture, business, tourism, shopping, nightlife and more. Informational support for tourist and business trips." - illustrated - From petersburgcity.com - http://petersburgcity.com/ 


St Petersburg __ "St Petersburg has been dubbed the Venice of the North for its palace-lined waterways. It managed to escape the architectural incursions of Stalinism and its grandiose relics of tsarist days are largely intact." This and much more. - illustrated - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/worldguide/destinations/europe/russia/st-petersburg/

 

Saint Petersburg __ You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. "Founded by Tzar Peter the Great in May, 1703 as a “window to Europe,” it served as the capital of the Russian Empire for more than two hundred years. St. Petersburg ceased being the capital when the capital was moved to Moscow after the Russian Revolution of 1917. With about 4.7 million inhabitants (2002), today Saint Petersburg is Russia's second-largest city, Europe's third largest city, a major European cultural center, and the most important Russian port on the Baltic." This and more. - illustrated - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg 

 


St. Petersburg Map __ An interactive map with links to additional materials. - From lonelyplanet.com - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/mapshells/europe/st_petersburg/st_petersburg.htm 


Saint Petersburg, Russia Forecast : Weather Underground __ Current and future weather conditions for Saint Petersburg. - From wunderground.com - http://www.wunderground.com/global/stations/26063.html 


The St. Petersburg Times __ Online news source from St. Petersburg, Russia. - illustrated - From sptimes.ru - http://www.sptimes.ru/ 


A Virtual Tour of St. Petersburg, Russia __ "A virtual tour of St. Petersburg, Russia is an index and description of popular sights and attractions in St Petersburg. Learn more about the bridges, cathedrals, fortresses, monuments, museums and palaces in Saint Petersburg." - illustrated - From saint-petersburg.com - http://www.saint-petersburg.com/virtual-tour/ 
 

 

 

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