"Peter and Paul Fortress" St.Peter and St.Paul's Fortress Tip by Leipzig

  Peter and Paul Fortress
by Leipzig

In 1703 Peter the Great decided to build a fort to protect the area from attacks by the Swedes. The fortress was founded on a small island on May 16, 1703. The date of the foundation of the fortress became the birthday of the city of St Petersburg. Since 1721 the fortress had housed parts of the garrison and had also served as a jail.

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  • Updated Sep 24, 2003
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