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Description: Saint Petersburg is the second largest city in Russia. Once the small Swedish town "Nyen". From 1713 to 1728 and from 1732 to 1918, Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. After that named Petrograd, in 1924 renamed Leningrad and in 1991 back to Saint Petersburg. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site (there are about 8,000 architectural monuments in Petersburg).
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