St. Petersburg Celebrates 300th Birthday St. Petersburg, Russia, prepares for 10 days of festivities marking the city's 300th birthday. Founded by Czar Peter the Great as a "window to Europe," the hometown of President Vladimir Putin gave birth to classics of Russian literature and art, and a Russian-brand of rock 'n' roll. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to historian Solomon Volkov.
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St. Petersburg Celebrates 300th Birthday

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St. Petersburg Celebrates 300th Birthday

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St. Petersburg Celebrates 300th Birthday

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St. Petersburg, Russia, prepares for 10 days of festivities marking the city's 300th birthday. Founded by Czar Peter the Great as a "window to Europe," the hometown of President Vladimir Putin gave birth to classics of Russian literature and art, and a Russian-brand of rock 'n' roll. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to historian Solomon Volkov.