Peterhof


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Peterhof

or

Petergof

(pĕtyĭrgôf`), formerly (1944–97)

Petrodvorets

(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.
The Peterhof district is an hour-long bus tour from St.
Visitors can marvel at the historical centre which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and explore the city's past by visiting the Hermitage Museum -- showcasing art and culture since of 1764 -- and the Peterhof Palace, a series of palaces and gardens known as the "Russian Versailles."
Visitors can marvel at the historical centre which has been listed as a Unesco World Heritage site and explore the city's past by visiting the Hermitage Museum - showcasing art and culture since of 1764 - and the Peterhof Palace, a series of palaces and gardens known as the "Russian Versailles."
South Korea will use New Peterhof Hotel as their team residence and will train at Spartak Stadium in Lomonosov.
Water view The fountains and glittering gold statues of the Grand Cascade are an impressive introduction to Peterhof Palace and Gardens in St Petersburg (saint-petersburg.com/peterhof).
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.