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English translation of Russian Санкт-Петербу́рг (Sankt-Peterbúrg), from German Sankt Petersburg (“Saint Peter's City”), referring to Saint Peter the Apostle and alluding to its founder Tsar Peter the Great.
- A major city in Russia, known between 1914 and 1924 as Petrograd and between 1924 and 1991 as Leningrad, and former capital of Russia (1713–1728, 1732–1918).
city in Russia
- Petersburg (informal)
- Piter (colloquial)
- Sankt-Peterburg (transliteration)
- Leningrad (historical name of the city, still the name of the surrounding oblast)
- Petrograd (historical name of the city, name of a region in the city)
Named after the city in Russia