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Portrait painters, St Petersburg

Screw it, let's build a city

April 18th 2011
Which is pretty much what Peter the Great said in 1703, according to one story, when during one of his many extreme drinking binges he decided to found St Petersburg in the middle of a swamp. However, although it may be true that he was drunk at the time of his decision, seeing as he consumed half a gallon of vodka a day, there was also some method in his madness: he was in the process of turning ... 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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