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(pĕtyĭrgôf`), formerly (1944–97)


(pyĕ'trədvəryĕts`), town, NW European Russia, on Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland. Administratively part of Saint PetersburgSaint Petersburg,
formerly Leningrad,
Rus. Sankt-Peterburg, city (1990 est. pop. 5,036,000), capital of the Leningrad region (although not administratively part of it) and the administrative center of the Northwestern federal district, NW European Russia, at
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, Peterhof is a port, a rail terminus, and a resort center. The city grew up around the palaces and gardens built for Peter IPeter I
or Peter the Great,
1672–1725, czar of Russia (1682–1725), major figure in the development of imperial Russia. Early Life

Peter was the youngest child of Czar Alexis, by Alexis's second wife, Natalya Naryshkin.
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, who founded it in 1711. Peterhof, which became the most lavish of the czar's summer residences, contained several palaces surrounded by vast parks that rivaled Versailles and were famous for their fountains and cascades. Under the Soviet government, the palaces were converted to museums. Largely destroyed during World War II (when the town's name was russified), Peterhof has since been restored. When the original name was restored (1997), Strelna, the site of the Constantine Palace, was separated from Peterhof. A campus of Saint Petersburg State Univ. is in Peterhof.
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Vronsky had as a fact promised to call at Bryansky's, some eight miles from Peterhof, and to bring him some money owing for some horses; and he hoped to have time to get that in too.
That same August the Emperor was thrown from his caleche, injured his leg, and remained three weeks at Peterhof, receiving Speranski every day and no one else.
Petersburg and its suburbs, including a visit to the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof.
You can use your time in Saint Petersburg to visit the beautiful sights in the city, like the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof Palace, Church of the Savior on Blood, and St.
In a statement signed by the party's director of publicity, Apeh Peterhof, on behalf of the state chairman, said the leadership considered the statement by Dan Ali, as a flatly ridiculous absurdity, and the highest level of public disgrace to democracy and the Nigerian populace.
Los castillos y palacios en Rusia fueron erigidos mayoritariamente a partir del siglo XIX y muchos de ellos gravitaron en torno a San Petersburgo: el de Peterhof, residencia de los zares, en la ciudad de Petrodvorets; el de Verano y el de Catalina, en la ciudad de Tsarskoye Selo, ahora ciudad de Pushkin; el de Sheremetev, conocido como La Casa de las Fuentes, creado por el arquitecto italiano Bartolomeo Rastrelli; el de Gatchina, residencia del favorito de Catalina la Grande, el conde Grigori Orlov; la residencia real de Oranienbaum, asi como el castillo Pavlovsk y el Palacio de Invierno, en donde se encuentra el Museo del Hermitage, que alberga los tesoros artisticos de la emperatriz, considerados entonces como la mayor coleccion de arte privada.
MOSCOW -- Built between 1714 and 1723, the Peterhof Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a monument, which reflects the grandness of the Old Russian Empire.
We made the most of our first day, with tours of Peterhof Palace and the Hermitage.
The pianist was also the organiser and the artistic director of 13 musical events in Russia, including the Anton Rubinstein Festival in Peterhof.
However, Moore, who rode out in Newmarket on Wednesday morning, made his comeback on the Sir Michael Stoutetrained Peterhof, who finished third in the Arkle Finance Handicap.
The three-time champion jockey, sidelined since he suffered a neck injury in a stalls incident at Newmarket's July meeting, could not mark his comeback with a win on the Sir Michael Stoute-trained Peterhof in a 1m4f handicap, but he confirmed he was ready for a full-time resumption with a third-placed finish.
RYAN Moore finished third aboard Peterhof as the leading light of the weighing room returned to action at Newmarket.