Definition of Petrograd

1. Noun. A city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia.

Exact synonyms: Leningrad, Peterburg, Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Russia, Russian Federation

Definition of Petrograd

1. Proper noun. name given to the city of Saint Petersburg from the time of Russia's involvement in Word War I until Lenin's death in 1924. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petrograd

Petrarchan sonnet
Petrarchan sonnets
Petri dish
Petri dishes
Petri net
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrograd (current term)
Petromyzon marinus
Petronius Arbiter
Petroselinum crispum
Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum
Petroselinum crispum tuberosum

Literary usage of Petrograd

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"A great grain-producing country, Russia exports thousands of shiploads through Petrograd to northern Europe. The war and the subsequent revolution in 1917 ..."

2. The Prelude to Bolshevism: The Kornilov Rising by Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kerensky (1919)
"Was the intended proclamation of martial law in Petrograd called for by strategical considerations, without any connection with the Bolshevik movement and ..."

3. Soviet Russia by Friends of Soviet Russia (1920)
"Petrograd is a remarkable city. It is really a city that stands high on the hill. Like a beacon, Petrograd sheds its light over all the thinking workers and ..."

4. Russian-American Relations, March, 1917-March, 1920: Documents and Papers by Foreign Policy Association, Caroline King Cumming, Walter William Pettit (1920)
"We are proud to be recognized first by a country whose ideals we cherish. ' ' [50 Proclamation by the Petrograd Soviet to the Peoples of the World, ..."

5. The Social Interpretation of History: A Refutation of the Marxian Economic by Maurice William (1921)
"COMRADES: Two months and a half ago I made a speech here to the Petrograd Soviet and the Congress of Soviets of the Northern Territory. ..."

6. Russia, the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe: A Survey of Holdings at the by Joseph D. Dwyer (1980)
"The situation in the army and navy following the famous Order No. 1 of the Petrograd Soviet to the Petrograd population ("K ..."

7. The War in Eastern Europe by John Reed (1916)
"Petrograd AND MOSCOW MOST travellers speak of Moscow as the Heart of Russia, ... But to me Petrograd seems more characteristically Russian —with its immense ..."

8. Inside the Russian Revolution by Mrs. Rheta Childe Dorr (1917)
"WILL the German army get to Petrograd and Moscow? ... Petrograd is a modern European city, built by Peter the Great in the early part of the eighteenth ..."

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