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    Andrew Langley
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Published August 1st 2003 by World Almanac Education. Great Cities of the World.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Published August 1st 2003 by World Almanac Education. 0836850203 (ISBN13: 9780836850208).

Founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703. On 1 May 1703, Peter the Great took both the Swedish fortress of Nyenschantz and the city of Nyen, on the Neva river.

Now S. etersburg is one of the ten largest cities in the world. The museum contains superb collections of works of art that testify to the greatness of the Russian creative genius. 4. The Hermitage is one of the greatest treasure-houses of world art. At present it occupies the former Winter Palace and three buildings which are traditionally called the Small Hermitage. the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage. Together they constitute an outstanding architectural ensemble.

Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It was founded in 1703 by Peter the Great as the windowto Europe. Thousands of workmen were brought from all parts of Russia to build a new city on the swampy land at the mouth of the Neva River. Peter the Great was ina hurry. Architects were brought fromWestern Europe to lay out the city in harmonious squares.

St Petersburg in the Golden Age of Russian Art. The 1905 Revolution and the Outbreak of the WW. Before Peter the Great, Russia was considered to be a backwards and barbaric country in the eyes of the major powers in Europe

St Petersburg in the Golden Age of Russian Art. The 1905 Revolution and the Outbreak of the WWI. The 1917 Bolsheviks Revolution. Before Peter the Great, Russia was considered to be a backwards and barbaric country in the eyes of the major powers in Europe. According to the legend in 862 the people living east of the Baltic invited Varangians (. Scandinavians) who organized the state and established the Rurik dynasty. The dynasty ruled Russia for 700 years. Varangian chieftain Rurik built the town of Ladoga.

The historical centre of the city is protected by UNESCO. The city boasts world-famous museums, theatres, galleries, architectural monuments, cultural and educational institutions: the Hermitage, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Russian National Library, and the Russian Museum are just four of them. Saint Petersburg is the home of the famous Russian football team Zenit – a multiple winner of national championships, and a winner of the UEFA Cup and Super Cup. In 2018, St Petersburg became one of the cities where the FIFA World Cup matches took place.

Petersburg is not like other cities in Russia. He reminds about the glorious imperial past. Many of those who created the history of our country, our world, grew up in this city. And yet, there are many surprising facts about our city that few people know. The architecture of St. Petersburg is so different that during the construction of the Mikhailovsky Castle (now the Russian Museum), all four facades of the building had to be made in different architecture styles. The castle is made in this form to achieve harmony with the surrounding architectural environment.

About Saint Petersburg. St. Petersburg is recognized as one of the largest economic, cultural and scientific centers of Russia, Europe and the whole world. Magnificent architectural ensembles, beautiful courtyards, splendid parks, unique museums – all of this constantly arouses considerable interest among tourists. They come from all corners of the world to grasp and appreciate the subtle atmosphere of the Venice of the North, to breathe in the air of this mysterious land of Neva fogs. The city of Saint Peter was founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and was set to be the window to Europe.

Each title explores the history, landmarks, culture, and economy of a city and introduces readers to the people who live there through informative text illustrated with up-to-date, full-color photography, time lines, statistics, excerpts from primary sources, and sources of further information.