Санкт-Петербург

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Borrowed from German Sankt Peterburg (Saint Peter's City), referring to Saint Peter the Apostle and alluding to its founder Tsar Peter the Great.

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  • IPA(key): [ˌsankt pʲɪtʲɪrˈburk]
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Са́нкт-Петербу́рг (Sánkt-Peterbúrgm inan (genitive Са́нкт-Петербу́рга, related adjective са́нкт-петербу́ргский)

  1. Saint Petersburg (a federal city of Russia); known as Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, and as Leningrad from 1924 to 1991

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