IntroductionIn this chapter, you learned about St. Petersburg, an important northwestern port in Russia. During the 1700s, Czars Peter I and Catherine II tried to modernize Russia and make it more like Europe. Peter built a new capital of Russia at St. Petersburg in the early 1700s. Saint Petersburg was designed like a European city with its elegant palaces, public squares, and canals. In this activity, you will learn more about the founding of St. Petersburg and its advancements under the leadership of Russia's czars.
Destination Title: Saint Petersburg
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DirectionsStart at the Saint Petersburg Web site.
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