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Saint Petersburg. A Royal Dream on Ice

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Sezione 2

Nevsky Prospect

Aleksandr Nevsky. 1252


My father was Grand Duke Vladimir

and I became the Prince of Novgorod, a few years ago,
in 1245. I could never have imagined that, after summoning my small army to repel the Swedish attack, I would achieve a historic victory that night along the dark waters of the Neva. From that moment on, I was nicknamed Nevsky, or "of the Neva", and I had the honour of having a street dedicated to me, and what a street! I'm talking about the Nevsky Prospect,
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four or five kilometres long. Walking along the street that bears my name, of which I am proud, is the best way to get to know the city and its vitality, browsing through the many special shops that can be found. I will keep you company during your walk along the beating heart of the city. On both sides of the avenue, with even numbers, in the sunny zone, and odd numbers,

called "shade", you will find impressive buildings, such as bridges rich in history and monuments of considerable interest. I don't know what destiny has in store for this city, but I must say that one day there will be many wonders that future generations will be able to enjoy, and Nevsky Prospekt will certainly have a place of honour in this city.

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Nevsky Prospect

Aleksandr Nevsky. 1252

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Anna I of Russia. 1730

Peterhof Palace

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