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History of Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Saint Petersburg, Russia

The very first name of the city was Saint Petersburg, then after first World War it was changed into Petrograd, after Revolution it became Leningrad and just after the collapse of Soviet Union the first name came back.

Hermitage is the second world largest and also oldest museum in the world. The collection of the State Hermitage includes over 3 million works of art and world culture artifacts.

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  • 1703 - May 27 - Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

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  • 1713 - Capitol moved from Russia to Saint Petersburg

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm

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    Moujiks au Marche aux Grains
    L'Univers Pittoresque, 1838
    Artwork
  • 1868 - St. Peterburg has a Chinese library of 11,607 volumes, 1,178 wood engravings and 276 manuscripts.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 5, 1868

  • 1870 - The first musical paper ever published in Russia has lately appeared at St. Petersburg.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 15, 1870

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Grand Review at St.Petersburg, 1874
    The Art Journal for 1879, New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1879
    Artwork
  • 1880 - Electric trams were first experimentally installed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, invented and tested by Fyodor Pirotsky as early as 1880.

    www.wikipedia.org

  • News 1886 - Another Nihilistic plot having been discovered in the neighborhood of the royal palaces at St. Petersburg,
    it stands the Czar in hand to have another bolt put on his door, if there is room for it, and have an additional boiler-iron counterpane spread on...Read MORE...


  • News 1888 - A recent accident to the Czar's train near St. Petersburg resulted in the killing of twenty-one persons.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888

  • Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Porter's Travels in Russia and Sweden, 1809
    Artwork
  • News 1892 - December 18 – The Nutcracker ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is premiered at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 18, 1892

  • 1905 - Demonstrators staged at Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg to present a petition to the csar; Imperial Guard fired on the crowd, killed around 200, wounded 800

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm

  • 1906
    Saint Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire and of the government of St. Petersburg, situated on the Neva, the outlet of Lake Ladoga, where...Read MORE...


  • 1914 - September 1 - Saint Petersburg in Russia changes its name to Petrograd.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 1, 1914

  • 1924 - January 26 – Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) is renamed Leningrad

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 26, 1924



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Moujiks au Marche aux Grains
L'Univers Pittoresque, 1838
Artwork

Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Grand Review at St.Petersburg, 1874
The Art Journal for 1879, New York. D. Appleton & Co. 1879
Artwork

Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Porter's Travels in Russia and Sweden, 1809
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History and News of Saint Petersburg, Russia

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  • 1703 - May 27 - Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

    www.onthisday.com
  • 1713 - Capitol moved from Russia to Saint Petersburg

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm
  • 1868 - St. Peterburg has a Chinese library of 11,607 volumes, 1,178 wood engravings and 276 manuscripts.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 5, 1868
  • 1870 - The first musical paper ever published in Russia has lately appeared at St. Petersburg.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    January 15, 1870
  • 1880 - Electric trams were first experimentally installed in Saint Petersburg, Russia, invented and tested by Fyodor Pirotsky as early as 1880.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • News  1886 - Another Nihilistic plot having been discovered in the neighborhood of the royal palaces at St. Petersburg,
    it stands the Czar in hand to have another bolt put on his door, if there is room for it, and have an additional boiler-iron counterpane spread on... Read MORE...

  • News  1888 - A recent accident to the Czar's train near St. Petersburg resulted in the killing of twenty-one persons.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    November 3, 1888
  • News  1892 - December 18 – The Nutcracker ballet with music by Tchaikovsky is premiered at the Imperial Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, Russia.

    www.wikipedia.org
    December 18, 1892
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  • 1905 - Demonstrators staged at Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg to present a petition to the csar; Imperial Guard fired on the crowd, killed around 200, wounded 800

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm
  • 1906
    Saint Petersburg, the capital of the Russian Empire and of the government of St. Petersburg, situated on the Neva, the outlet of Lake Ladoga, where... Read MORE...

  • 1914 - September 1 - Saint Petersburg in Russia changes its name to Petrograd.

    www.wikipedia.org
    September 1, 1914
  • 1924 - January 26 – Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) is renamed Leningrad

    www.wikipedia.org
    January 26, 1924

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