Peterhof Palace, St Petersburg


  Street view
 
  Children's palace
Shostakovich advertisement
  Monument to Catherine the Great
 During the siege of 1941-42, cats disappeared (probably eaten by people), which increased the rat population. Later cats were reintroduced to alleviate the problem.
 
  sabvei (Subway) in St Petersburg, open "24 hours"
 
 

Petrogof (Peterhof = "Peter's court") palace

The palace was burned down during the siege of 1941-1942 by German troops. More than a million Russians died during the siege when the population was about 2.5 million. The palace was rebuilt recently.

 
 
 
 
 

Samson wrestling with a lion.