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Saint Petersburg

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Russia on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland. Founded by Peter the Great in 1703 as St. Petersburg, it soon flourished as his "window on Europe” and became the capital of Russia in 1712. By the mid-19th century it was Russia's leading seaport and a major center of commerce, industry, and culture. The original locus of the 1917 Russian Revolution, it was replaced by Moscow as capital in 1918. Population: 4,600,000.
  • A city of west-central Florida on Tampa Bay south-southwest of Tampa. Settled in the mid-1800s, it is a port of entry and popular resort. Population: 248,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A major city in Russia, known between 1914 and 1924 as Petrograd and between 1924 and 1991 as Leningrad, and former capital of Russia (1713-1728, 1732-1918).

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
  • n. a city in western Florida on Tampa Bay; a popular winter resort

Etymologies

English translation of Russian Санкт-Петербург (Sankt-Peterbúrg), from German Sankt Petersburg ("Saint Peter's City"), referring to Saint Peter the Apostle and alluding to its founder Tsar Peter the Great. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • About a week earlier, the 10 year-old girl from what is now called Saint Petersburg, Russia, had embarked on a transatlantic journey with her Ukrainian parents from the French port city of Cherbourg, escaping what she described as Jewish persecution at the start of Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union.

    CNN.com

  • This time they are photos of the Nazi's Siege of Leningrad travelling forward in time to the modern city, now called Saint Petersburg.

    Gizmodo

  • The process of formally identifying bodies began on Sunday in Tver, a city between Moscow and Saint Petersburg which is the regional capital of the area where the train was attacked.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Among the people involved was the founder of [[Moscow]] "Perestroyka" and "Perestroyka-88" clubs, Igor Chubais (Anatoly's brother), future Russian Deputy Prime Minister [[Alexei Kudrin]], future Chubais associates [[Pyotr Mostovoy]], [[Alexander Kazakov]], future President of '' Saint Petersburg '' bank [[Vladimir Kogan]], future minister [[Ilya Yuzhanov]], and future assassinated Deputy Governor of Saint Petersburg [[Mikhail Manevich]]

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • Among the people involved was the founder of [[Moscow]] "Perestroyka" and "Perestroyka-88" clubs, Igor Chubais (Anatoly's brother), future Russian Deputy Prime Minister [[Alexei Kudrin]], future Chubais associates [[Pyotr Mostovoy]], [[Alexander Kazakov]], furute President of '' Saint Petersburg '' bank [[Vladimir Kogan]], future minister [[Ilya Yuzhanov]], and future assassinated Deputy Governor of Saint Petersburg [[Mikhail Manevich]]

    Elections - fresh news by plazoo.com

  • Our daughter Brandi married a Jewish fellow from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who looks exactly like Putin, and whom she met on JDate.

    Roseanne Archy

  • Roberto Cavalli has the Just Cavalli Cafe in Milan, the Cavalli Clubs in Florence and Dubai, and now will be opening in 2011 two more clubs in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

    Patricia Brizzio: Dressed For Success: Interiors By Famous Fashion Designers

  • Originally from Saint Petersburg, Yuri Sergeev had danced with the Kirov Ballet and had a strange accent not unlike my idol Oksana.

    Welcome to My World

  • The incinerator is located on the outskirts of Saint Petersburg - it is one of the biggest sewage treatment facilities in the country.

    Giant Snails Used To Monitor Air Pollution

  • Florian Monheim/Arcaid/Corbis New Holland, the island in Saint Petersburg that Abramovich's investment firm Millhouse is investing $400 million in and Zhukova is building.

    Dasha's World

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