a city on the Baltic Sea which was the capital of Russia from 1712 to 1918. It was called Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, thenLeningrad until 1991, and then after the end of the Soviet Union, it was given back its original name. Russia's most famous museum, the Hermitage, is there.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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