Sint Peter and Paul Cathedral – St Petersburg

St Petersburg – a view on the Sint Peter and Paul Cathedral, built on the Zayachy island in the Neva river between 1712 and 1733. At 123 metre, the tallest orthodox church in the world.

Nearly all the Russian emperors are buried here from Peter the Great who extended the Russian land with thousands of kilometers in his lifetime up to the east coast of Asia, to Nicholas II and his family (killed in the revolution) who were laid to rest here in July 1998.

Catherine the Great, ruler for 34 years is also buried here.

And finally the Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother of Csar Nicolas. She died in exile in her native Denmark in1928. The Danish and Russian governments agreed to reinter her in the Sint Peter and Paul Cathedral in 2006 in accordance with her wish to be buried with her husband – 78 years after her death.

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