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[pe-truh-grad; Russian pyi-truh-graht]
  1. former name (1914–24) of St. Petersburg(def 2).
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Historical Examples of petrograd

  • In September 1915 the Petrograd region could obtain no more than 65 per cent.

    England and Germany

    Emile Joseph Dillon

  • Apparently some people anticipate an advance on Petrograd itself.

  • Then just before we started to Petrograd he presented it to me.

  • The men were two police officers who had been sent to bring her to Petrograd.

  • If we have failed it is, of course, wisest that we should return to Petrograd.

British Dictionary definitions for petrograd


  1. a former name (1914–24) of Saint Petersburg
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