Example sentences for: petrograd

How can you use “petrograd” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • This is especially interesting in view of recent place-name changes in Russia, whereby Tsaritsyn was changed to Stalingrad , then again to Volgograd . Likewise St. Petersburg became Petrograd and later Leningrad . Even in America, politics change, and people go in and out of favor.

  • Building New Factories (1926) and Female Textile Workers (1927) and The Defence of Petrograd (1927) take the conventional subjects their titles indicate and make them new, setting human figures--which are somehow at once photographic and icon-based--in fields of geometric patterns that are nevertheless recognizable as industrial landscapes.

  • But one can hardly imagine that Sankt-Peterburg/Petrograd/Leningrad/ Sankt-Peterburg will ever be called Peterston .

  • It has been said that some people born in Petrograd (as St. Petersburg was renamed with a Slavic calque in World War I) have lived out their lives in Leningrad and will die in Sankt-Peterburg.


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