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St Petersburg in Motion

Watch on Vimeo Beautiful visual tour of Russia's St. Petersburg. Runtime: 2 min.

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St Petersburg: A Cultural History

on Amazon The author reveals the cultural identity of St Petersburg through by an era-by-era examination of its most telling art forms. By Solomon Vo...

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Sunlight at Midnight: St. Petersburg and the Rise of Modern Russia

on Amazon A vivid account of the city's history, including the city's construction and evolution, the October Revolution and the Great Blockade. By B...

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Peter the Great: His Life and World

on Amazon The Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the path-breaking Russian ruler, chronicling the pivotal events that shaped a boy into a legend—inc...

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The Romanovs | The History of the Russian Dynasty

The House of Romanov (1613-1917) played a hugely important role in Russian and world history. This documentary tells the story of the family's rise and eventual fall with the February Revolution. Runtime: 51 min.

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The Building of St Petersburg

In this BBC podcast, Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the building of Peter the Great's showcase city for a modern, European Russia. It is a city of id...

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Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

Dmitri Shostakovich's famous, powerful Symphony No. 7 (written c. 1939-40) is a symbol of resistance to Nazi aggression, dedicated to the estimated 25...

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The Leningrad Symphony

In an act of defiance during World War II, starving musicians in the besieged city of Leningrad performed Shostakovich's new 7th Symphony. The piece w...

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