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Petrograd

[ pe-truh-grad; Russian pyi-truh-graht ]

noun

  1. former name (1914–24) of St. Petersburg ( def 2 ).


Petrograd

/ pɪtraˈɡrat; ˈpɛtrəʊˌɡræd /

noun

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


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In the February Revolution of 1917, the tsar was returning from the front to address an insurrection that was roiling his capital of Petrograd.

From Time

His more than 800-page book is a half-biography, being limited to the years up to the October 1917 revolution in Petrograd.

Of course, when my sister went to Petrograd she was no longer under my immediate care and I was left all alone.

And as in danzig thought he stoodThe petrograd, with eyes of flame, Came ypring through the cracow wood,And longwied as it came.

His knowledge of out-of-the-way places in different parts of the world—Paris, Petrograd—is not usual.

When owing to the illness of her old mother she was compelled to return to Petrograd what relief we all felt!

In the hospital at Petrograd they had been, I gathered, "all serious and old," had treated her I fancy with some sternness.

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