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December 28, 2011, just before the New Year celebrations, a new metro station “Admiralteyskaya” was opened in Saint Petersburg. The station is located on the 5th purple line between the stations “Sadovaya” and “Sportivnaya”.

For about 15 years it was in fact ghost-station, the trains passed it without stopping. Active work was resumed several years ago – escalators and platform were assembled. Today, after the opening, “Admiralteyskaya ” has become the deepest metro station in Russia – the length of the escalators is 120 meters. Photos by skydrinker.

Admiralteyskaya metro station, Saint Petersburg, Russia view 1

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Catherine’s Palace is the former imperial palace, one of the largest in the vicinity of Saint Petersburg. The palace is located in the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo), 25 km south of St. Petersburg.

The architectural trends of each era the palace survived, and personal predilections of Russian rulers of the time were reflected in the history and architecture of the palace. The palace was built in 1717 under the direction of German architect Johann Friedrich Braunshtein as the summer residence of Empress Catherine I.

Сatherine's Palace, Russia - photo by Roberto Ribotta

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Excursions in Saint Petersburg never get bored because the city is fraught with many secrets and stories.

You can see the city from the view of its founder Peter the Great if you take a river tour in St. Petersburg. After going aboard of boat you will dive into the atmosphere of the times of Peter the Great because the city was originally planned as Venice of the North or New Amsterdam.

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Dec/10

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Cleaning snow in Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is having permanent problems with cleaning snow and may be this video shows one of the reasons. Really Russia is rich in lazy but crafty people :)

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Jan/10

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Saint Petersburg city rainy weather views

Saint Petersburg is known for its rainy weather and with the help of the following animated photos you have a chance to feel the true spirit of this beautiful Russian city.

Saint Petersburg rainy weather

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Among the other problems of Russia is the problem of depreciation of infrastructure systems of cities and towns. For example during the December of 2009 there were numerous accidents on heating mains of various Russian cities like the following one captured by Pavel Iyevlev in Saint Petersburg city.

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Nov/09

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Saint Petersburg city crazy parkour

The following  awesome jump is in the hall of fame of Saint Petersburg city parkour now.

Saint-Petersburg city parkour

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