from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Saint Petersburg.
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- proper n. name given to the city of Saint Petersburg from the time of Lenin's death in 1924 until 1991.
- proper n. name of Leningrad oblast, Russia, which excludes Saint Petersburg, the former administrative centre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. A city in the European part of Soviet Russia; the former capital of Russia. The name was formerly St. Petersburg and Petrograd, and was changed back to Saint Petersburg (Sankt Peterburg in Russian) in 1992.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
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