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Peterhof

Eluding James Bond in Peterhof

August 29th 2009
About 20 kilometers outside St Pete, Peterhof is a palace along the vein of Versailles in Palace and is renowned for its fountains. While you can get there by train or bus (or helicopter if you are in a hurry), the coolest way of getting there is by hydrofoil. Six of us had decided to go out to visit the palace and had never been on a hydrofoil, so that was the obvious, if expensive method of tran ... read more
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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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