Figuring out how to share our stay in Russia has been difficult but today I will show why St. Petersburg is called the Venice of the North. St. Petersburg was founded in 1703 by Tsar Peter the Great. It is built on a series of islands spread over a wide area. 60 rivers and canals crisis-cross the City and are spanned by about 400 bridges. The principal waterway is the Neva River.







It truly is a spectacular city! Culture and history is coming up.