Historic Russian factory goes up in flames in St Petersburg

A historic factory in Russia was engulfed in massive fire on Monday. The factory is located in the Russian city of St Petersburg. 

Massive inferno

The huge fire at the factory sent clouds of black smoke over the city.
 

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Historic building in flames

As per the emergencies ministry, the fire broke out on several floors of the factory

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Smoke in the city

The factory, Nevskaya Manufaktura is a red brick building Oktyabrskaya Embankment of the Neva River
 

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More than a century-old

The enormous factory was founded as a cloth manufacturing unit in 1841. It was nationalised during the Soviet period and privatised in 1992

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File photo of Firefighting on

A file photo of a fire.

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