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    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
    • Venice of the North: St. Petersburg
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    Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia after Moscow. It is politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). As for 2015, the population of the city is nearly 5.2 million people. The city occupies an area of 17.4 million square kilometers and is situated on 40 islands on the northern side of the Neva area.

    Above: St. Petersburg residents walking on the Neva embankment.

    Sputnik makes another stop on its visual cities’ tour across the globe. After Pyongyang, Shanghai and Tehran we invite you to Saint-Petersburg, Russia. St. Petersburg is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and has a grandiose historic and cultural legacy. Located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg is often called "the northern capital of Russia" and "the Venice of the North".

     

     

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