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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Life in a Great City Series

There are cities; then there are great cities! This unique series journeys behind-the-scenes to present a "day in the life" of thirteen of the most dynamic cities in the world. Here viewers become immersed in the heart and soul of each city and discover what it's like to live in a great city, as well as what it is Click for more

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg served as the capital of Russia from 1712 to 1917, was designed by Peter the Great, and was built by the greatest European architects. Located on the delta of the Neva River, it is nicknamed the "Venice of the North," having many canals and 42 islands. It is an opulent city with sumptuous palaces like the xxbHermitagexxb, one of the world's largest museums; and also it is a poor city with many dilapidated neighborhoods. It is a romantic city, acting as a muse for many Russian writers and poets, such as xxbTolstoy, Pushkin, Gogolxxb and xxbDostoevskyxxb; also it's a music-lover's city, being either the birthplace or adoptive home of some of the greatest Russian composers, like xxbTchaikovsky, Prokofievxxb and xxbMussorgskixxb. Overall, we discover St. Petersburg to be a remarkable city full of traditions and beliefs unchanged by either time or events. 05/08DE PIJSCA 52 min.
Note: An edited version, St. Petersburg - Level 1, is available.
Also See: Domenico Trezzini (Builder of St. Petersburg); Russia 1: Moscow and Intro to St. Petersburg; Russia 2: St. Petersburg

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