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5 days in St. Petersburg - Part I: discovering the northern capital of Russia

Former capital of the Russian Empire for over 300 years, St. Petersburg is one of the most fascinating cities that I've ever visited. Follow me during the first of the 5 days that I enjoyed in the northern capital of Russia!

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YAROSLAVL, Russia: was preceded by Viking sites. The Assumption Cathedral, originally built in stone in the early 1210s, was rebuilt in its current form in 2010. Yaroslavl was incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Moscow in 1463. In the 17th century, it was Russia's second largest city, and for a time (during the Polish occupation of Moscow in 1612), the country's de facto capital.