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Historical-geographic preconditions for the founding of S Petersburg

Auteur :
SHASKOL'SKIY, I. P.

Description :
The author argues that the site of St. Petersburg (Leningrad) was not the fortuitous choice of an arbitrary tsar| rather, it was predetermined by the fact that earlier Kievan Rus'had been cut off from an outlet to the Black Sea by the raids of steppe nomads, the Tatar invasion, and the Turks'seizure of Constantinople, all of which forced Russia to gravitate away from the south and towards the north, where the mouth of the Neva River was the closest point of access for the Russian lands to the Baltic Sea with its vital political, economic, and cultural links to Western Europe.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Soviet geography. Review and translations New York, 1985, vol. 26, n°. 8, p. 628-632, Références bibliographiques : 8 réf.

Date :
1985

Langue :
Anglais
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