National Library of Russia

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Founded in 1795, the National Library of Russia, the second largest in Russia, contains over 28 million books. Among its treasures are the archives of the Bastille prison and the personal library of Voltaire, acquired by Catherine the Great, with whom she had an extensive correspondence. Note the rounded facade on Nevsky Prospekt of this edifice built in 1801 by architect Egor Sokolov.

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Ostrovsky Square
Ostrovsky Square
Ostrovsky is one of a group of squares
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St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
Posters, sets, costumes (including one
Architect Rossi Street
Architect Rossi Street
As its name indicates, this street was
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Lomonosov Square
Lomonosov Square
Harmonious Lomonosov Square, surrounded
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Mikhailovskaya Street
Mikhailovskaya Street
Lined by the Grand Hotel Europe and the
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Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall
Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall
This hall is inextricably linked to the
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Ostrovsky Square
Ostrovsky Square
Ostrovsky is one of a group of squares
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Architect Rossi Street
Architect Rossi Street
As its name indicates, this street was
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Lomonosov Square
Lomonosov Square
Harmonious Lomonosov Square, surrounded
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St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
St. Petersburg State Museum of Theatre and Music
Posters, sets, costumes (including one
Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall
Shostakovich Philharmonic Hall
This hall is inextricably linked to the
0:30
Church of Our lady of Vladimir
Church of Our lady of Vladimir
The Church of Our lady of Vladimir,
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