Saint Petersburg

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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.

Proper noun[edit]

Saint Petersburg (Санкт-Петербург Sankt-Peterburg)

Saint Petersburg

  1. 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).


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See also[edit]

  • Leningrad (historical name of the city, still the name of the surrounding oblast)
  • Petrograd