Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is almost the same age as Petersburg. Both were founded by a decree of Peter the Great. My city just celebrated its 300th birthday. Petropavlovsk will shortly do the same.
But they also have their differences. Petersburg, from the beginning, was built to be the capital. Visitors were blinded by its brilliance. Yet, in Petropavlovsk, even just 40 years ago, dogsleds were the main form of transport along the city’s main street.
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