The Peter and Paul Fortress; established by Peter the Great on May 16, 1703 on small Hare Island by the north bank of the Neva River, the last upstream island of the Neva delta. Built at the height of the Northern War in order to protect the projected capital from a feared Swedish counterattack, the fort never fulfilled its martial purpose - rebuilt in stone from 1706-1740. Places Travel, Saint Petersburg Russia, St Petersburg Russia, Peter And Paul Fortress, Fortress Of St Peter And Paul, Burial Places, Patron Saints, Architecture Design, Russia Architecture
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Yaroslavl, Russia. Yaroslavl is the administrative center of Yaroslavl Oblast, Russia, located 250 kilometers northeast of Moscow. The historic part of the city, a World Heritage Site, is located at the confluence of the Volga and the Kotorosl Rivers.