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Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

RADISSON SAS ROYAL HOTEL (49 Nevsky Prospect / 2 Vladimirsky Avenue). Opened on 23 August 2001. In the 1730s, a wooden building on a stone foundation was constructed on this land plot

Real Estate Agencies (entry)

REAL ESTATE AGENCIES. Until the 1880s, sale, purchase and leasehold transactions in St. Petersburg were processed by a notary, with duty paid and the exchange registered with the police. In 1880-1911, St

Sewage Water Treatment

SEWAGE WATER TREATMENT. There are five enterprises within the St. Petersburg Vodokanal dealing with sewage disposal (the North and South Drainage systems, and the Southwestern, Sestroretsk and Kolpino Vodokanal companies)

Sewerage System

SEWERAGE SYSTEM, wastewater treatment facilities. In the first quarter of the 18th century as the city territory grew, it was drained, and the system for discharge of surface water was built in the shape of plank-secured ditches along the city

Smolninskaya Hotel

SMOLNINSKAYA (22 Tverskaya Street). A hotel constructed in 1971-72 as a part of the Political Enlightenment House of the Leningrad Regional Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (architects D.S. Goldgor, G.A. Vasilyev and others)

St. Petersburg Dam

ST. PETERSBURG DAM is a hydro-technical complex, built in the mouth of the Neva where it enters the Gulf of Finland to prevent floods. First dam projects for St. Petersburg date back to the 18th century: The St

Street Lighting (in the city)

STREET LIGHTING. In 1718 Tsar Peter the Great issued a decree on "lighting St. Petersburg city streets". In 1720 the first oil lanterns were installed on the streets (architect J.B. Le Blond); they were lighted from August through April

Traktirs (entry)

TRAKTIRS. Taverns, inns, and hotels with restaurants (eating-houses); from the second half of the 19th century, they were much like restaurants, but of a lower rank. In St

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

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

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