Saint Petersburg, Russia

December 2, 2017

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


  1. Comment by greekbeaches

    greekbeaches Reply December 2, 2017 at 10:46


  2. Comment by my_fashion_moment

    my_fashion_moment Reply December 2, 2017 at 12:22

    Υπέροχη φωτογραφία!!

  3. Comment by ivanasataric

    ivanasataric Reply December 2, 2017 at 12:36

    There is a song called “Ruski voz” (Russian train) in which Leningrad is being mentioned Anyways, your captions are amazing like always, and photos… well, you know I love them

  4. Comment by mantriotis

    mantriotis Reply December 2, 2017 at 13:11

    Εξαιρετικη ληψη!

  5. Comment by traviewler

    traviewler Reply December 2, 2017 at 15:47

    @so.sarafoudi ευχαριστώ

  6. Comment by nikolic__nada

    nikolic__nada Reply December 6, 2017 at 13:45

    Such an amazing city!

  7. Comment by yanna_gtn

    yanna_gtn Reply December 6, 2017 at 20:47

    Nice colors contrast!

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