Saint Petersburg (ˈpiːtəzˌbɜːɡ
usually abbreviated to
: St Petersburg
- a city and port in Russia, on the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of the Neva River:
founded by Peter the Great in 1703 and built on low-lying marshes subject to frequent
flooding; capital of Russia from 1712 to 1918; a cultural and educational centre,
with a university (1819); a major industrial centre, with engineering, shipbuilding,
chemical, textile, and printing industries. Pop: 5 315 000 (2005 est) Former names: Petrograd (1914–24), Leningrad (1924–91)
- a city and resort in W Florida, on Tampa Bay. Pop: 247 610 (2003 est)
Example Sentences Including 'Saint Petersburg'
"I only needed to ask him one question, so I said'Duct-tape his mouth '," the Saint Petersburg Times quoted the judge as saying.
SA Star (2005)
I was first a student at the Imperial Institute of Technology at Saint Petersburg.
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