"What's in a name?" In the case of St. Petersburg, Russia, there is a lot. In 1703 Tzar Peter I (Peter the Great) built a city on the site of the conquered Swedish fort of Nyenschnatz. This city was to be "The Window to Europe." It was named St. Petersburg and it was the Russian Capital until 1917. Leaders and architects ensured that St. Petersburg was rich with breathtaking landmarks. At the outbreak of World War I the name changed to Petrograd (Peter's City.) In 1924 when Lenin died, Petrograd was renamed Leningrad, a tribute to the national hero. In 1991 the citizens voted to restore the name of St. Petersburg, coming full circle. The locals call their city Piter. Stroll along the granite-clad Neva River on the long, bright summer evening and you will understand why it is also known as "The City of White Nights." Come tour through history with legendary figures and buildings of St. Petersburg.
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Dowdle Mini Wooden Puzzles, Dowdle Classic Wooden Puzzles, Boardwalk Wooden Puzzles, custom orders, and Disney Art and framed art may take 2-3 weeks for production and delivery of your order. Please allow extra time when ordering these items.
2023 Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Please be mindful of the following dates to help your gifts arrive in time for Christmas.
3 Dec. for personalized art—people and pets painted into an existing painting. This deadline has passed. Any personalized art ordered after Dec. 3rd will be shipped in 5-6 weeks.
10 Dec. for custom orders—wood puzzles and art made from an image you provide
17 Dec. for regular orders—in stock items on our website