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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Story of Cities Series

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Peter the Great enlisted conscripts, convicts and prisoners of war to build him a city from scratch on Hare’s Island.
Built on a swamp at the cost of thousands of lives, Peter the Great’s ‘antidote to Moscow’ has survived uprisings, sieges and floods to become Europe’s third largest city. But is history now catching up with St Petersburg?
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