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St. Peterburg

facts in brief


Part of Anonymous map of 1737
Part of Anonymous map of 1737




Facts in brief:

Located on Gulf of Finland; was important cultural center since 18th cen.; center of Russian Revolution 1917-1918; threatened by Hitler 1941-42; nation's center for production of machinery & armaments; noted for 18th-cen. Winter Palace & Hermitage Museum.

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