History

Historical events of St Petersburg

In order to understand the city, learn more about its history. So if you plan a trip to St Petersburg, here are some important and very interesting historical moments of Saint Petersburg, former Leningrad. The era of palace coups in Russia, governance of monarchy, hard and tense soviet times, the Siege – all events and happenings left their mark on the current life of the city, as well as its architecture, values and, of course, on people. Read about St Petersburg and visit it to see the history in real life.

International Women’s Day Celebration in Russia

Although nowadays many people in Russia associate March 8 with an extra day-off, the holiday has very serious roots. So apart from getting to know a Russian way of celebrating International Women’s Day, below you can read about the historical origins of this spring holiday. Origins Initially, the date was created by a social movement. […]

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Lion Statues in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is a very beautiful city, there is no doubt about that. But did you know, for instance, that apart from a variety of architectural styles the city streets are full of lions and sphinx. Those are sculptures, of course. Lions in Saint Petersburg vary: they are made of marble and gypsum, copper and […]

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Mikhailovsky Palace at Arts Square in St Petersburg Unique Architecture of Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is known for its magnificent architecture. Thanks to Peter the Great, the city was built according to the European standards. Italian, German and Dutch architectural traditions inspired many looks of the city on the Neva river. Quite often Saint Petersburg is addressed as a cultural capital of Russia, since there you can see […]

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Brand New Logo of Saint Petersburg Russia

Turquoise round as a symbol of a cold and northern sun that shines in the city all year round, and a font with drawbridge elements conclude a new logo of Saint Petersburg. This design work got very controversial feedback. It is suggested to use the logo on various billboards, published materials, souvenirs and in presentations. […]

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St Petersburg city center Interesting Facts about Saint Petersburg

The history of the city is full of interesting facts. To get to know popular and unusual sights of Saint Petersburg, read this section. In order to learn something special, keep reading. For instance, did you know that St Petersburg can be called a real tram capital? The thing is that its tram lines are […]

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Alexander Nevsky Monument in St Petersburg Alexander Nevsky: The Patron of St Petersburg

Most likely you heard the name “Nevsky” in many locations of Saint Petersburg. But what do you really know about Alexander Nevsky who lived in 1220-1263? Today I suggest you getting in the history and learning more about his outstanding personality. Early life Speaking of his regalia, Alexander Yaroslavovich Nevsky was as Prince of Novgorod, […]

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Panorama view on the Winter palace in St Petersburg St Petersburg as The Capital of Russia

Saint Petersburg is a wonderful city founded by Peter the Great in 1703. It all started from Peter and Paul Fortress. The city expanded and developed gradually, becoming the cultural, administrative, scientific and political centre of Russian Empire. In fact, Saint Petersburg became the capital of Russian Empire in 1712. The history of the city […]

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Romanov Collection, General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Nicolas II: The Last Russian Emperor

Born in 1868 in Tsarskoe Selo, Nicolas spent his childhood in Gatchina, studied a lot, particularly economics, law, political history, warfare and languages. In April 1894 he married the future Russian Empress Aleksandra Feodorovna, who was actually a grand-daughter of the English queen Victoria. Their coronation took place on May 26th 1896 in the Cathedral […]

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White nights in St Petersburg and Best ways to enjoy them Names of St Petersburg

What if I tell you that St Petersburg has many names? What names can you remember? Below is a brief historical overview of how the city’s called! Saint Petersburg Since 1703 till 1914 the city had a name in the memory of St Pete, although many people suggest it was called so in honor of […]

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Catherine 2 in St Petersburg Russia Catherine the Great

Originally being a foreigner, Catherine II loved Russia and cared for the prosperity of its people. She ascended the throne as the result of the Palace Coup, she’s the longest ruling female leader. EARLY LIFE She was born in 1729 as Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike of Anhalt-Zerbst in Stettin, Prussia. Got home education, simultaneously studying […]

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