Taganrog residents are proud of their city and will likely tell visitors tales about how close the city came to being made capital of the Russian state, citing the fact that Emperor Peter the Great founded Taganrog before St. Petersburg and had great hopes for it. There is a grain of truth to this. But, alas, it was not to be.
In any event, this is how it all started.
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