Course DescriptionIn just over 300 years, St. Petersburg, Russia, situated on the Neva River has had many faces and names. First it was known as Peter The Great's Folly, build on a swamp. Soon it became a magnificent imperial city reflecting the majesty of the Russian Empire. Then it became the Cradle of the Revolution in 1917 and it's names changed to Petrograd. When Communism was dicated to the masses, Vladimir Lenin came to power and it's name changed to Leningrad in WWI
During WWII it was the symbol of national pride under Stalin. Today it is St. Petesburg once again, Russia's culteral capital, in the worlds largest country, with amazing palaces, monuments, museums, and the Hermitage with it's huge collection of art.