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Palace Square

Cold again, but a beautiful day!
Palaces, Hermitage Museum

June 4th 2017
Geo: 59.8816, 29.9074Today we spent the morning at a pre-opening visit to the Winter Palace and Hermitage Museum. Then lunch at the Gogol Restaurant and a 35 min hydrofoil ride across the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof, to visit the gardens and bath house of Peter's Summer Palace.St Petersburg with its 42 islands and 500 bridges is known as the Venice of the North. It's a great city but ... 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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