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The grand staircase at the hermitage  

The grand staircase at the hermitage

St Petersburg - Days 5 - 8

January 9th 2011
Day 6 - St Petes On arriving in St Petes as usual I got last and ended up flagging down a car to take me to the hostel, as before it wasn't a taxi!! I was a bit jaded due to lack of sleep but netherless decided to hit the Hermitage as it would be closed the following day (Monday)and I couldn't wait 2 days before seeing arguably the best museum in the world. The collection was originally sta ... 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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