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Five Millionth Resident Born in St. Petersburg

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The five millionth resident of St. Petersburg was born this weekend, the governor of Russia’s second largest city announced on Monday.

The five millionth resident of St. Petersburg was born this weekend, the governor of Russia’s second largest city announced on Monday.

The girl, who was named Lyudmila, is the fourth child in the Sharkov family. Her mother is a manager at a building company and father heads the IT department at a design bureau.

“Today the girl’s father will fire the cannon at the Peter and Paul fortress [the old citadel built by Emperor Peter the Great] to celebrate the girl’s birth,” governor Georgy Poltavchenko said adding that the big family will be given a four-bedroom apartment.