Russia,St Petersburg. Buildings on the Fontanka River.
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- Russia,St Petersburg. Mikhailovsky (St Michael's) Castle - built for Emperor Paul 1 as a place of refuge and security and surrounded by water for added protection,ironically it was here that he was murdered in his bedroom by a group of officers in 1801. Today it forms part of the State Russian Museum.
- Russia,St Petersburg. Bell Tower of St Nicholas Cathedral.
- Russia,St Petersburg. Church of St Simeon and St Anna on Belinskovo St.
- Russia,St Petersburg. The Peter and Paul Fortress.
- Russia,St Petersburg. Spire of the Admiralty Building.
- Russia,St Petersburg. Main entrance to the Saint Hermitage Museum or Winter Palace.
- Russia,St Petersburg. The Church on Spilt Blood.
- Russia,St Petersburg. Spire of the Michael Fortress.
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