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St. Petersburg

June 28, 2005

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The top two images are the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, so called because it was built on the spot where Tsar Alexander III was mortally wounded by a bomb-throwing assassin in 1881. Below, one of St. Petersburg's 300 bridges, and St. Isaac's church, a large domed neoclassical church built earlier in the 19th century. Click on most of these images to enlarge, or click on the small image of the Russian band welcoming us ashore, for a movie of them sending us off as we set sail.