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World Travel Photos :: Russia - St. Petersburg :: St. Petersburg. Peter and Paul Fortress
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The Peter and Paul Fortress was established by Peter the Great in 1703 on the Neva River. From around 1720 the fort served as a base for the city garnison and also as a prison for high ranking or political prisoners. The fortress contains a number of buildings including the Peter and Paul Cathedral, where all Russian tsars from Peter I to Alexander III are interred. The remains of the Imperial martyrs, Nicholas II and his family were also interred there, in the side St.Catherine´s Chapel, on the 80th anniversary of their deaths, July 17, 1998.

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