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13 amazing facts about St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the second largest city of Russia. It keeps its secrets and mysteries. If you want to learn some of them, just keep reading this article.


Besides St. Petersburg, there are a lot of exciting things around us. You can learn plenty of amazing facts with QuizzClub’s daily trivia questions and funny tests.

Let’s return to 13 amazing facts about St. Petersburg. Here is a brief historical background:


  • The city was founded by Peter the Great in 1703.
  • It served as the capital of the Russian Empire from 1713 to 1918.
  • St. Petersburg has a shortened nickname, Piter, that is often used by local residents.

What do you think about Saint Petersburg? Have you ever been there? Share your thoughts in the comments below.


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18 Comments
Arun Visvanathan
Spent a week in Leningrad in Dec 1976. Must have visited more museums in that one week than I have in rest of my life - before and after. The city was under siege during WW II for 872 days. The only supply route was across Lake Ladoga, by boats in summer and by trucks when the lake froze. This is commemorated by the Broken Ring (Razorvennoe koltso) Monument.
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Jun 4, 2021 7:16AM
Wayne Worthen
I was there and enjoyed every minute of it.
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Aug 28, 2020 4:54PM
Linalinda Eichin
Great to know maybe one I’ll get there thank you for sharing 🌹🇦🇺
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Aug 19, 2020 12:32AM
Lori Livensparger Reinhardt
I have been to St. Petersburg, Russia. Interesting place. Peterhof palace was the most amazing!!
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Aug 4, 2020 8:03PM
Gomathy Gopinath
Beautiful place. Museum is the best I have seen.
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Jun 11, 2020 7:21AM
ninakamwene
Saint Petersburg is on my list to visit plus Moscow. The Russian Church in Jerusalem is magnificent. Thank you for sharing. Be safe and well Quiz Folks.
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Jun 11, 2020 4:41AM
Helga U. Williams
Would absolutely love to visit! On my bucket list!
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Jun 9, 2020 4:50PM
Shirley Winter
The Metro stations are beautiful. The gold on the statues was a bit much.
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Jun 8, 2020 11:27AM
Yvonne Benn
Yes. Only got a day and a bit there. Would love to go back for longer.
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Jun 8, 2020 8:27AM
Marian Spitzig
This has always been on my bucket list.
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Jun 7, 2020 5:29PM
L Lh Adams
Denise Bruce, Get over it,Gobshite!!
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Jun 7, 2020 3:05PM
William Mullen Crotty
Yes, I've visited St. Petersburg more than 30 years ago and found it noisy and, at that time, under a lot of road construction in the downtown area. It was a messy time to visit and a bit difficult to get to historical sights. But overall, the city was beautiful.
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Jun 7, 2020 2:45PM
Denise Bruce
And why the mention of 15 St Petersburg’s in USA. The world does not revolve around the bloody USA!
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Jun 6, 2020 10:28PM
Lourdes Ayala
A very beautiful city. It is well worth a visit and people were very pleasant. Great history.
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Jun 6, 2020 9:17PM
Albert Zehr
Visited there, truly an historic place, amazed at how deep the metro stations were. I had my wallet stolen as we crowded through the gates to get into the station.
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Jun 6, 2020 7:23PM

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