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Saint Petersburg, sailboating and cruises
St Petersburg, Russia Cruises

St. Petersburg lies at the shore of the Gulf of Finland that separates it from that Scandinavian country. A coastal city, it offers a number of cruises both short and long. Whichever choice a visitor makes can hardly be bad, since there are so many fine sights to see on any of them. The River […]

St. Petersburg - Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood
St Petersburg, Venice of the North

St. Petersburg is a fascinating mixture of old-style Russia and Gilded Age Europe. Tsar Peter decided to move to the capital and founded a city in 1703 devoted to culture and science. Along the banks of the River Neva, he started an effort that continued for two hundred years. For generations, artists and engineers from […]

Grand Cascade in Peterhof, St Petersburg
One of St. Petersburg’s premier attractions: Peterhof

The summer palace known as Peterhof sited on the shores of the Gulf of Finland is one of St. Petersburg’s premier attractions. And for good reason: it’s spectacular. Centered in an enormous park, it was completed in 1725 after ten years of labor by thousands of architects and artisans from all over Europe. Then, it […]

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