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Sankt Petersburg

Saint Petersburg (short: SPb, Russian: Санкт-Петербург) is a city of Russia located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is informally known as Piter (Пи́тер). SPb is the northernmost city of the world with over one million people. SPb is often described as the most Westeuropean city of Russia.
From 1924 to 1991, in honor of Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union, the city was called Leningrad (Ленинград).

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  • Carolynd411 (Private)
    14 years 1 month ago
    The statuary throughout St. Petersburg is so beautiful. There's no one in today's world who can hold a candle to the artists who created such magnificent works of art in a bygone era. I often wonder why the statues and monuments went from being such elegant creations to objects of three or four slabs of marble, concrete, bronze, etc., developed into something that can be anyone's guess as to what it is--or represents. I guess I don't have an appreciation for modern art. When I look at an object, I want to know what it is, and the story it reflects. When I look at this monument, I picture a dedicated artist who spent many hours a day and night, weeks, and months--working with precision on every detail--to create a masterpiece the world would appreciate and enjoy for hundreds of years to come. More often than not, he probably neglected his wife and children and dedicated his every waking moment to this project. I don't get the same feeling of today's artists of the modern world. IMHO.
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