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The Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress  
   

The Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress

The burial place of many of the Russian Tsars
To Russia

October 31st 2007
A few things we have learned about Russia (well the big cities anyway) since we have been here: 1. Rather than dodging poop on the pavement you need to look out for the big spit globs - they are everywhere. 2. Alcohol is often cheaper than water - particularly beer, but vodka is also the cheapest we have seen anywhere. 3. People like to drink a lot and seem to be allowed to do it anywhere - eve ... read more
Europe » Russia » Northwest » Saint Petersburg

Russian Flag Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... read more
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