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Saint Petersburg (Russia)


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    • us: Saint Petersburg (R.S.F.S.R.)
    • us: Pietari (Russia)
    • us: Peterburi (Russia)
    • us: Peterburg (Russia)
    • us: Piter (Russia)
    • us: St. Petersburg (Russia)
    • us: Petersburg (Russia)
    • us: Sankt-Peterburg (Russia)
    • us: Санкт-Петербург (Russia)
    • us: Sanktpeterburg (Russia)
    • us: Санктпетербург (Russia)
    • us: Saint-Pétersbourg (Russia)
    • us: San Pietroburgo (Russia)
    • us: Petroupolis (Russia)
    • us: Petropolis (Russia)
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    • found: BGN, 10-23-91 (Sankt-Peterburg [Russian], Saint Petersburg [conventional]; ppl. 59°55ʹN 30°15ʹE; variant: Sanktpeterburg; officially renamed from Leningrad on 23 October 1991: earlier names: Petrograd (1914-1924), Leningrad (1924-1991))
    • found: Russkie shpalery, 1975 (x-ref.) t.p. (Peterburgskai︠a︡ shpalernai︠a︡ manufaktura) p. 36 (St. Petersburg)
    • found: Brockhaus, v. 28: p. 291 (Sankt-Peterburg; also Peterburg; Petrograd; Piter)
    • found: Bolʹsh. sov. ėnt︠s︡ikl., 3d ed. (Sankt-Peterburg; official name of Leningrad from 1703-1914; from 1914-1924 was renamed Petrograd)
    • found: Col. Lipp. gaz., 1972 (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
    • found: BGN, per phone 6/29/81 (Leningrad; popl. 59°55ʹN 30°15ʹE: earlier name Sankt Peterburg; variants: Saint Petersburg, Petersburg)
    • found: Encyc. Brit., 15th (Saint Petersburg)
    • found: Webster's geogr. dict. (Saint Petersburg)
    • found: Pietarin suomenkielisen sanomalehdistön alkuvaiheet ... 1981.
    • found: Ḳiryat melekh rav, 1869: t.p. (Peṭerburg)
    • found: Peterburi Eesti seltside teatritegevus, c1991.
    • found: Sur les pas des tsars à Saint-Pétersbourg, c1992.
    • found: Domenico Trezzini e la costruzione di San Pietroburgo, c1994
    • found: Grecheskie muzykalʹnye rukopisi Peterburga, 1996- : added t.p. ( ... Petroupoleōs)
    • found: Oratio de origine lucis, 1756: t.p. (Petropoli)
    • found: Wikipedia, August 28, 2015 (Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербург, tr. Sankt-Peterburg) is the second largest city in Russia, politically incorporated as a federal subject (a federal city). It is located on the Neva River at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. In 1914 the name of the city was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd, in 1924 to Leningrad, and in 1991, back to Saint Petersburg; Saint Petersburg was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 [O.S. 16] 1703. Between 1713-1728 and 1732-1918, Saint Petersburg was the imperial capital of Russia. In 1918, the central government bodies moved from Saint Petersburg (then named Petrograd) to Moscow)
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    • 1981-05-05: new
    • 2015-09-06: revised
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