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Facts about Russia / Facts about Russia. Part 2.

04.02.2015
Facts about Russia. Part 2.

FACT 6.
St-Petersburg is the birthplace of Russian porcelain

Porcelain first appeared in China between the 4th and the 6th centuries, in 1710 the first porcelain workshop in Europe was established in Meissen ( Saxony ). The technology involved in the manufacture of chinaware in Meissen was, as in China, a close-locked secret.

Russian chemist Dmitriy Vinogradov discovered the secret of porcelain production in 1746. It was at Vinogradov's pottery shop that first samples of russian-made porcelain appeared. Later on the workshop was expanded and accommodated the Emperial Porcelain Factory.

 

   

 

 

FACT 7.
Of the largest cities in the world St-Petersburg is the nearest to the North Pole

 

 

FACT 8.
The first public transport in St-Petersburg were horse-driven cabs

At the turn of the 20th century special two-and-a half year courses were opened for training Зlearned cabmenИ. At graduation they took exams in the geography of St-Petersburg and its environs, French, driving horses, astronomy ( specially for night cabbies), and polite manners. In 1901, 55 cabbies graduates with good marks in all the subjects; 60 failed French and had to sit for the exam a second time; 20 failed geography; and 15 astronomy.
In 1847, the first omnibuses appeared, and in 1863, a horse-drawn tram-line was opened. Forst electric trams began to run in 1907.

   
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