St. Petersburg is like Tomsk, only bigger

Trip despite the coronavirus

Usually when someone finds out that I’m from Russia, they assume I’m from Moscow. 

Foreigners have  generally heard of Moscow and Saint-Petersburg, two largest cities in Russia, the country’s capital and cultural capital.

I’m from Tomsk, but I love Saint Petersburg as much as my hometown. I think it was my father’s fault. He liked to quote Pushkin’s poem ” The Bronze Horseman”: “I love you, Peter’s Creation.”.. These words were about the city of St. Petersburg, created by Peter the Great. But my father’s name was also Peter, and I was his creation…. it was a pun, but that’s probably why I fell in love with the city.

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