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Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg) is a city and a federal subject (a federal city) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed to Petrograd (Russian: Петроград]), in 1924 to Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград) and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg) is a city and a federal subject (a federal city) of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed to Petrograd (Russian: Петроград]), in 1924 to Leningrad (Russian: Ленинград) and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg.

In Russian literature and informal documents the "Saint" (Санкт-) is usually omitted, leaving Petersburg (Петербург, Peterburg). In common parlance Russians may drop "-burg" (-бург) as well, leaving only Peter (Питер, pronounced as "Piter").

Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 [O.S. 16 May] 1703. From 1713 through 1728 and from 1732 it was the capital of the country until 1918 when the central government bodies moved from Petrograd to Moscow. It is Russia's second largest city after Moscow with 4.6 million inhabitants. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural centre, and an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea.

Saint Petersburg is often described as the most Western city of Russia. Among cities of the world with over one million people, Saint Petersburg is the northernmost. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Saint Petersburg is also home to The Hermitage, the largest art museum in the world. A large number of foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and other businesses are located in Saint Petersburg.

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Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns

The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange (also Bourse) and Rostral

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Таврический сад (Санкт-Петербург)

Таврический сад (Санкт-Петербург) is a tourist attraction located

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Mikhaylovsky Theatre

The Mikhaylovsky Theatre (Mikhailovsky, as stated on the official

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Mariinsky Theatre

The Mariinsky Theatre (Russian: Мариинский театр, Mariinskiy Tea

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Grand miniature

Grand miniature (Russian: Гранд макет) is a miniature park displayin

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Alexander Garden (Saint Petersburg)

The Alexander Garden (Александровский сад) lies along the south a

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Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum (formerly the Russian Museum of His Imperial

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Мастерская (театр)

Мастерская (театр) is a tourist attraction located in Saint Petersbu

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General Staff Building (Saint Petersburg)

The General Staff Building (Russian: Здание Главного штаба, Zdanie

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Alexandrinsky Theatre

The Alexandrinsky Theatre (Russian: Александринский театр) or Russ

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Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Fabergé Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a privately-owned

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Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Alexander Nevsky Lavra or Alexander Nevsky Monastery was founded by

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Tovstonogov Theatre

Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater (Russian: Большой Драмат

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Peterburi Kālatšakra tempel

Peterburi Kālatšakra tempel is a tourist attraction located in Saint P

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The Bridge Hotel

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STN Apartments by the Hermitage

starting $43

Katyusha

starting $50

Apartments Gorokhovaya 4

starting $37

Ticket To Train

starting $6

Nevsky 3 Guest House

starting $57

Sonata at Nevsky 5

starting $91

Simple Hostel

starting $7

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