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Federal city in the Northwestern federal district, Russia

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Saint Petersburg: Federal city in the Northwestern federal district, Russia
Saint Petersburg, formerly known as Petrograd (Петроград) (1914–1924), then Leningrad (Ленинград) (1924–1991), is a city situated on the Neva River, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea. It is Russia's second-largest city after Moscow. With over 5.3 million inhabitants as of 2018, it is the fourth-most populous city in Europe, as well as being the northernmost city with over one million people. An important Russian port on the Baltic Sea, it has a status of a federal subject.


Zenit star Malcom receives his player of the month award - by drone! [Video]

Zenit star Malcom receives his player of the month award - by drone!

Zenit St Petersburg forward Malcom receives his player of the month award at his home by drone.

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