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TRAMWAY (borrowed into Russian as the word derived from English tram (carriage) and way), a means of city rail transport. Three kinds of tramways are known: horse-drawn (see Horse-tram)


TROLLEYBUS, one of the principal means of the mass passenger city transport. The first tests of an electrical wire-operated car in Russia were conducted by engineer S.I. Schulenburg in 1902 in St. Petersburg at Froeze and C° plant

Trolleybus depots

TROLLEYBUS DEPOTS, enterprises providing special facilities and equipment for parking, maintenance and repair services of trolleybuses. The first trolleybuses were accommodated in the depot of Smirnov Tram Depot (3 Degtyarny Lane) since 1936

Tsarskoselskaya Railway

TSARSKOSELSKAYA RAILWAY is the first Russian railway (until 1851 - the only in the country, the 6th in the world), running between St. Petersburg and Tsarskoe Selo

Varshavsky Railway Station

VARSHAVSKY RAILWAY STATION (located at 188 Obvodny Canal Embankment), was built in 1853 by architect K.A. Skarzhinsky. Traffic on the first section of the railway 44.6 km long, between St

Vienna Restaurant

VIENNA restaurant opened in the 1870s by entrepreneur F.I. Rotin in his house at the corner of 8 Gorokhovaya Street and 13 Malaya Morskaya Street (rebuilt in 1875-77, architect I.P. Maas)

Vitebsky Railway Station

VITEBSKY RAILWAY STATION (formerly St. Petersburg, Tsarskoselsky, Moskovsko-Vindavo-Rybinsky Line, and Detskoselsky Railway Station) (52 Zagorodny Ave). The wooden building of Tsarskoselskaya Railway Station was constructed in August-September 1837

Volkovskoe Cemeteries

VOLKOVSKOE CEMETERIES is situated in the north-eastern part of Frunzensky region, the oldest of the St. Petersburg cemeteries functioning today. Volkovskoe Orthodox Cemetery (7а Rasstanny Passage)

Water Supply Services

WATER SUPPLY SERVICES. Since the very foundation of St. Petersburg the majority of the city population had provided their water supply on their own from the nearest water bodies; the residents of places located far from rivers and canals used the

Water Towers

WATER TOWERS. Tall structures with reservoirs at the top; in St. Petersburg, they were used mainly to provide water to industrial enterprises and railway stations; for storing water in case of emergency; and for the evening-out of water consumption

Winter Palace Fire of 1837

WINTER PALACE FIRE OF 1837. Started on the evening of 17 December 1837, due to a faulty chimney connecting the choirs and the wooden vault in Peter the Great's Hall

Wolff et Beranget Confectionery

WOLFF ET BERANGET CONFECTIONERY (18 Nevsky Prospect). Opened by the entrepreneurs S.Wolff and T. Beranget in the early 1800s on the first floor of the K.B. Kotomin Building (see House of Kotomin); in the 1820s

Yard Keeper

YARD KEEPERS, until the mid-18th century, holders of hostelries, afterwards, they were house workers. In the 18th century the yard keeper’s duty was to clean the yard and the territories adjacent to the house. Yard-keepers served as watchmen as well

Yuzhnoe Cemetery

YUZHNOE CEMETERY (Volkhonskoe Freeway, suburb area). The largest functioning St. Petersburg cemetery. Its area covers 278 hectares. The cemetery was opened in 1971. The Yuzhnoe Cemetery is outside city limits and can be expanded

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