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 Russia's involvement in Word War I until Lenin's death in 1924.
- 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
“IN PETROGRAD Even my wife and I shared a bit in the bewilderment of our boys in the streets of Petrograd at hearing Russian, and seeing the Russian signs on the shops.”
“Both grim and funny, this historical novel peers into the inner world of an upper class Russian girl turned loyal Bolshevik, highlighting her youthful fling at revolution-making in Petrograd, her fall from grace under Stalin, and an historian's effort, after the end of communism, to ascertain her fate.”
“He promised to aid our efforts but he disliked the idea of Petrograd "absorbing" the historic material of the Ukraina.”
“The city was called Petrograd during World War I and Leningrad after 1924.”
“Petrograd," as it was then called, without nominating the Members of it to the Senate.”
“Such pictures are a reminder that on the day the Bolsheviks seized power the trams were running, the schools were open and most families in Petrograd went about their business unaware that an event of global importance was taking place.”
“Petrograd: 1916; Dyeing of plants (Russian), with V.N. Liubimenko.”
“It was thus no wonder that many of these young women artists belonged to the modern Jewish cultural and literary circles — for example, Shor, who was in touch with the so-called “Kiev group” of modernist Yiddish writers, and Khentova, who was connected to Jewish writers living in Moscow in 1916 – 1918; some others became members of the Jewish Society for Encouragement of Artists, founded in 1915 in Petrograd.”
“At this time, Vitebsk and Kiev became important artistic centers, together with Moscow and Petrograd.”
“Born on September 4, 1867, in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), Russia, Kaplan immigrated to the United States in 1892.”
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