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History of Saint Petersburg
"This quiz will explore the history of Saint Petersburg from its foundation to the present."
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Saint Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great and was the capital of the Russian empire for more than two hundred years. In which year was it founded?
Between the foundation Saint Petersburg and the Russian Revolution there was a four year period when the city was not actually the capital. What prompted the relocation of the capital to Moscow during that time?
Death of Peter the Great
A large fire destroyed the city
A better central location
After a reign of nearly three years, Peter II died, prompting the return of the capital to Saint Petersburg. What was the name of the new ruler responsible for the reinstatement?
Catherine the Great
Anna of Russia
In 1825 the Decembrist revolt took place on the Senate Square of Saint Petersburg. The protest was as a result of the assumption of the throne by which emperor?
The Church of the Savior of Spilled Blood is one of the main sights in Saint Petersburg. The name refers to the blood of Tsar Alexander II who was assassinated there. In which year did this occur?
With the start of World War I, the name Saint Petersburg was perceived to be too German and so in 1914 the city was renamed. What name was it changed to?
After the death of Vladimir Lenin and the end of the revolutions, Petrograd was renamed Leningrad. When did this event occur?
During World War II, Leningrad was besieged by Nazi Germany. The siege lasted 872 days from September 1941 to January 1944. Which other country was a co-belligerent?
Leningrad was eventually renamed Saint Petersburg again during a referendum held on the same day as the first Russian presidential election. This change took place officially in which year?
Prior to 2006 Saint Petersburg did not have any supertall skyscrapers (48 metres maximum). In 2006, which major corporation signed an agreement with the city to begin construction of skyscrapers as part of the Okhta Centre project?
None of these
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