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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: St Petersburg by DK Publishing

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The outskirts of St Petersburg, while largely lacking the Imperial elegance of the centre, still offer a lot in terms of architecture and historical monuments. The east of the city is dominated by the Smolnyy district, including the Smolnyy Institute, which played a significant role in events immediately following the 1917 Revolution. To the north lies Finland Station, containing the train that brought Lenin home to Russia from exile in 1917. To the south is the mainly residential area of Moskovskaya ploshchad, the district that Stalin, rejecting Nevskiy prospekt’s tsarist trappings, attempted to make into the new city centre. Sitting ...

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