Russia (Saint Petersburg) Female

Aged 41 | Born 1978

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About the Speaker

"I was born in St Petersburg which back then was names Leningrad. I was growing up in the old Soviet Union which during my teenage time fell apart and become modern Russia. My parents are both Russian. My father is half Tartar. He is a business man, but he used to be a sailor. My mother is an obstetrician. In the Soviet Union we didn’t have a class system but if I was translating into English, I am white middle class. I have three different educations. I have a PhD in linguistics and French phonetics. I got my education in Eastern medicine and I got a masters degree in voice studies in London where I have lived for 7 years."

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About Saint Petersburg, Russia

Russia, officially the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. It is by a considerable margin the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with about 146.77 million people as of 2019, including Crimea. Russian is an East Slavic language, and is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991, and although nearly three decades have passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is still used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia.

The Soviet Union, (USSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991. It was a union of multiple national Soviet republics with a highly centralised government and economy. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. In August 1991, a coup d’état attempt led to the end of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the USSR was dissolved into 15 post-Soviet states.

Saint Petersburg is Russia’s second-largest city after Moscow. It is an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea at the head of the Gulf of Finland, founded by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703. During the periods 1713–1728 and 1732–1918, Saint Petersburg was the capital of Imperial Russia. Peter the Great, who established the city, originally named it, Sankt-Peterburg. In 1914, after the outbreak of World War I, the Imperial government renamed the city Petrograd, or “Peter’s city”, in order to remove the German elements of Sankt and Burg. After the death of Vladimir Lenin, it was renamed to Leningrad meaning “Lenin’s City”. In 1991, the original name, Sankt-Peterburg, was returned. In English the city is known as “Saint Petersburg”. Saint Petersburg might be considered Russia’s cultural capital. The Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many foreign consulates, international corporations, banks and businesses have offices in Saint Petersburg. It is often called the Venice of the North or Russian Venice because of its structure which is built on water and its strongly European-inspired architecture.