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Type Political Subdivision & Region
Usage Russian
Scripts Петроград(Russian)

Meaning & History

The name of Saint Petersburg during 1914 to 1924. Saint Petersburg's name was changed to this to avoid German connotations, as burg is a common German suffix meaning "fortress, fortification, castle" and sankt meaning saint. Petrograd itself means "Peters city" from Petro meaning Peter and gorod, city
Added 10/30/2020 by Jenkowelten
Edited 11/1/2020 by HL and Jenkowelten