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The palace was a present for Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great  
   

The palace was a present for Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great

The palace was a present for Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great
Russia - St. Petersburg - DAY 2

June 16th 2014
The sleep after the boat trip wasn't the best.... getting to bed at 4 in the morning and having to be up at 8 wasn't easy... but we thrived on the motto that, WE'RE IN RUSSIA, and sleep will just have to wait. Plus, today was the day that we would visit the Hermitage Museum, and most excitingly for me; the Winter Palace!!!! For a history student who has studied the Russian Revolutio ... 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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