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City news, 14.03.2003 13:13

European route will appear in St. Petersburg in the October of the anniversary year

European route will appear in St. Petersburg A European route will appear in St. Petersburg in the October of the anniversary year. Richard Wright, representative of the European Commission in Russia said on March 12 that the project was intended to underscore the historic ties of Europe and St. Petersburg. 15 plaques (one for each of the current EU member states) will be placed on downtown buildings that are in some way related to European countries. A team of St. Petersburg historians headed by Natalya Karetnikova is now working on selecting historic personalities and writing their life stories. Each of the plaques will show the flag of the corresponding country and a brief description of a historical figure from that country, who contributed to St. Petersburg. For instance, the German plaque will be placed on the St. Peter Church on Nevsky Prospekt, and the British plaque with the life story of Roman Bruce will be displayed on the Sts. Peter-and-Paul Fortress. A catalog of all 15 plaques will be published.

News source: www.ipc-spb.ru

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