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St. Petersburg

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Beautiful book translated into English and with fabulous full-color photographs.

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Don't be deceived by the rustic-looking church on the cover. You are about to enter one of the most sophisticated architectural treasures of the Western world. Russia's window on the West, built by fiat of Peter the Great, is displayed here with its magnificent palaces, grand cathedrals, and impressive thoroughfares and waterways, all against the backdrop of the ever-present Neva River. Featured as well are the inhabitants of the city in their many walks of life. Appropriately titled the Venice of the North, this city was the capital of the Russian Empire until the Russian Revolution of 1917, when the Communists moved the capital inland to Moscow. The images by photojournalist Raymer, Soviet Union area specialist for National Geographic magazine from 1985 to 1989, are accompanied by a running commentary that includes historical background. Also covered are the environs, with their many palaces of the tsars. A visual feast; recommended for travel collections in public libraries.
Edward B. Cone, New York
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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