Saint Petersburg

The city's population was growing steadily.

An excerpt from the article 37 facts about Saint Petersburg

At the beginning of the 19th century, about 300.000 people lived in St. Petersburg, in 1853 - about 0.5 million, in 1900 - about 1.5 million, and in 1917, when it had already become Petrograd - 2.5 million people.