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St. Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress.
Peter and Paul Fortress, St Petersburg

Erected during the Great Northern War against Sweden, Peter and Paul fortress form the cornerstone for the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. Though built as a bar against its then-enemy, the battles quickly moved north and it was never used to stall invaders. Instead, it evolved into one of the most notorious political prisons under […]

Anichkov Bridge St Petersburg
St Petersburg, Russia Bridges

St. Petersburg is sometimes called the ‘Venice of the North’ for all its canals. But canals would be a great inconvenience without bridges to walk across them. Luckily this city of 101 islands has over 500, and many are stunning. The first bridge ever built there was erected in 1703, the year of St. Petersburg’s […]

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