American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- See Saint Petersburg.
- n. historical name given to the city of Saint Petersburg from the time of Lenin's death in 1924 until 1991.
- n. name of Leningrad oblast, Russia, which excludes Saint Petersburg, the former administrative centre.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A city in the European part of Soviet Russia; the former capital of Russia. The name was formerly
St. Petersburgand Petrograd, and was changed back to Saint Petersburg(Sankt Peterburg in Russian) in 1992.
- 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
“I learned about the Siege of Leningrad from a former Army officer who had majored in history.”
“Russian chess master born in Leningrad, Spassky attained the rank of international grand master in chess in 1955.”
“As a result, he escorted me -- there was no other way he could have been able to communicate the information -- to another gallery with the second painting by Leonardo from St. Petersburg which was known as Leningrad when I lived there.”
“This is what Soviets in Leningrad thought when they would hear about the record harvests.”
“I was born in Leningrad, Russia on the 14th of January.”
“Unable to muster any enthusiasm for his easy and undeniably pleasant American youth, he hops on a Florida-bound plane to interview his Russian grandfather about life in Leningrad during World War II.”
“The Boston Symphony, conducted by Charles Munch, gave two performances in Leningrad and two in Moscow.”
“There are moments, as in Leningrad, when she tries to rescue some hidden chocolate from her apartment, (a luxury few could enjoy) but on seeing an old man shivering and alone on the street, she gives it to him, and returns to the "shelter" empty handed.”
“Seamlessly moving back and forth in time between the Soviet Union and contemporary America, The Madonnas of Leningrad is a searing portrait of war and remembrance, of the power of love, memory, and art to offer beauty, grace, and hope in the face of overwhelming despair.”
“Growing up in Leningrad, Putin, a diminutive child, was often picked on by stronger children; in response, he resolved to "fortify himself.”
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