Cabin of Peter the Great

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The first building of St. Petersburg. The cabin was built by soldiers of Peter I for the Tsar immediately upon founding of St. Petersburg.

Opposite the cabin on the embankment is the descend to the river. On both sides of the house are giant statues of Chinese guardian dogs Shisa, brought from Manchuria. These toy dogs which were favored by the empresses of the Manchurian Dynasty in reality are the size of a cat.

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