Saint Petersburg has been renamed three times since Tsar Peter the Great founded the city on 27th of May in 1703. In 1914 the name of the city changed to Petrograd after the outbreak of the first world war to remove the German references in the name. In 1924 the name changed to Leningrad after the death of Vladimir Lenin to honor the memory of the soviet leader. In 1991 after the dismantle of the soviet union, the city authorities held a referendum regarding the name of the city. The question was "Do you want to restore to our city its original name, St. Petersburg?". 55 percent of the voters voted yes and for one more time the city changed its name.
Photo taken at Saint Petersburg, Russia