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There are 18 item(s) tagged with the keyword "st. petersburg".

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11. The Corpse of Lenin and the Rebirth of St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is now 25: citizens voted to rename Leningrad as St. Petersburg on June 12, 1991. Lenin’s legacy was at the center of the change, and remains a hot topic 25 years later.

Tags: st. petersburg, lenin, leningrad, glasnost, soviet union, 1917
By Alice E.M. Underwood
12. Piter's Five Must-Stroll Streets (that are not Nevsky)

After you finish strolling St. Petersburg's Nevsky Prospect, you'll want to visit these five must-stroll streets in the Northern Palmyra, to get a feel for the rest of the city. 

Tags: St. Petersburg, travel, tourism
By Elena Bobrova
13. A Photo Guide to Russia's Lesser-Known WWII Sites

2015 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. Revisit the history on this tour of St. Petersburg and Moscow's war sites – the ones you may not find in the guidebook.

Tags: WWII, war, moscow, st. petersburg, memorial
By Mariana Noble
14. 5 St. Petersburg Bands You Should Know

St. Petersburg (or Leningrad) has always occupied a special place in the world of Russian music. Famous for its rich classical traditions, especially at the Mariinsky Theater, in the second part of the twentieth century St. Petersburg became the epicenter of underground and experimental music.

Tags: music, rock music, st. petersburg, glasnost
By Elena Bobrova
15. Salt and Loathing in St. Petersburg

Why are St. Petersburg residents cheering the city's new approach to snow removal?

Tags: St. Petersburg, winter
By Darina Gribova
16. Perks and Perils of Being the Tsar's Favorite

How do you get from pie-seller to tsar’s favorite? Mostly by being a brilliant strategist – but having a tsar willing to turn a blind eye to your corruption helps, too.

Tags: russia, st. petersburg, peter the great, menshikov, russian architecture, russian history, history
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
17. Nina Novikova, St. Petersburg Artist

The life and works of this thirty-eight year old, single mother and wonderful artist.

Tags: art, st. petersburg, nina novikova
By Linda DeLaine
18. Portraits of St. Petersburg

Thirty years ago, Valentin Baranovsky began to take pictures of both everyday life and major events in his home town. This became a unique one-man artistic project to document three decades of St.Petersburg life. The photographs, to be presented in book form and through exhibitions, date from 1970 to 2000.

Tags: baranovsky, st. petersburg, photography
By Linda DeLaine

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