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St Petersburg

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishSt PetersburgSt Pe‧ters‧burg /sənt ˈpiːtəzbɜːɡ $ seɪnt ˈpiːtərzbɜːrɡ/  a city on the Baltic Sea which was the capital of Russia from 1712 to 1918. It was called Petrograd from 1914 to 1924, then leningrad until 1991, and then after the end of the soviet union, it was given back its original name. St Petersburg is known for its wide streets and its beautiful buildings, and Russia's most famous museum, the Hermitage, is there.
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