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It can be hard to believe St Petersburg, the cultural capital of Russia, is just 300-years old.

The grand city, with its magnificent boulevards, palatial dwellings and smattering of world-class architecture, has certainly packed a great deal of history into its short existence.

Notably, it was home to Catherine the Great, and her magnificent art collection, while it also provides the backdrop for perhaps the most famous work of Russian literature, Dostoevsky’s Crime & Punishment.

Most notoriously, it was the home of the Bolshevik revolution, with two convulsions in 1917 setting the…



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