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Finlyandsky Rail Terminal, St. Petersburg

Finlyandsky Rail Terminal, St. Petersburg

Best known as the terminal that Vladimir Lenin used to return to Russia from Germany to start the 1918 Revolution, the Finlyandsky Rail Terminal is a major terminal in St. Petersburg that provides a link to Finland and other Scandinavian countries. Lenin rode into St. Petersburg on engine #293 disguised as a railway worker. Previously, Lenin had to flee to avoid persecution during the July Days riots.

The Finnish State Railways built the terminal and Swedish architects designed it. The terminal opened in 1870. The station was owned by the Finnish State Railways until 1917 when the company’s employees left Russia. Later on, ownership of the company was exchanged for some Russian property in Finland.

The previous station even contained a pavilion for the Tsar and his family. The terminal building is impressive and large and has a number of conveniences for its passengers. A cafeteria, bank, ticket office, waiting room, and several retail stores are just some of the comforts customers can enjoy while waiting. In the 1950s, the current station was demolished and replaced with a modern structure. An estimated 12 million passengers travel the terminal each year. One cannot miss the impressive statue of Lenin across the street from the terminal.
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Sight Name: Finlyandsky Rail Terminal
Sight Location: St. Petersburg, Russia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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