St.Petersburg uniqueness becomes apparent already by looking at the city’s name: symbolically it was named in the honor of Saint Peter, who is the keeper of the keys to Paradise. Among the nicknames for St. Petersburg are “The Venice of the North” and “Northern Palmyra”. It is also called “the City of White Nights” which are the city’s defining features from late May to mid-July. The sun hardly sets and the locals can admire the wonderful panoramas of the night-time capital.
It doesn’t seem hard to identify some disadvantages of living in St. Petersburg – it is usually raining, it is usually cold and windy, and the skies is typically gray. There is even a common joke in Russia that one day the people of Peter (the city’s nickname) noticed that a strange shining object appeared above their heads and got very scared.
However, nobody who was born there…
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