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.

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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Bronze Horseman monument in St Petersburg The Tsar of Russia: Peter the Great

A legendary person in the history of not only St Petersburg, but Russia as a whole. He was the one to introduce so many changes in the cultural, political and social life of the society that no other person so far could accomplish. EARLY LIFE Petr Alekseevich was born on June 9, 1672 and educated […]

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throne hall in winter palace Palace Coups: Intriguing Era in Russian History

The epoch of Palace Coups is a period in the history of Russia from 1725 to 1762 when country governors changed as a result of conspiracy and actions of the guards ruled by the aristocracy or closest associates of Peter the Great. This term was suggested by Professor Kluychevsky who called this time period so, […]

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Astoria hotel in St Petersburg St Petersburg: The City of Three Revolutions

Saint Petersburg has many unofficial names, such as the Northern Capital of Russia, North Venice, North Palmyra, open air museum. There’s one more name – the City of Three Revolutions. Here is the story behind this calling. Totally, there were three major revolutions in St Petersburg: The Russian Revolution of 1905-1907, the February Bourgeois Democratic […]

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st peresburg history and dates History and Numbers

Historical background The history of St Petersburg on the Neva banks begins approximately from the VIII century, when around 750 years in the lower Volkhov river was founded the settlement of Ladoga (now Staraya Ladoga). Quite quickly, it became a major, if not the largest, trade point in this region, since it was on the […]

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