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Fedorov V.G. (1874-1966), constructor

FEDOROV Vladimir Grigoryevich (1874, St. Petersburg - 1966), constructor of small arms, professor (1940), Lieutenant General (1943), and Hero of Labour (1928). Graduated from Mikhailovsky Artillery College (1895) and the Mikhailovsky Artillery

Fedotov G.P. (1886-1951), religious thinker and historian

FEDOTOV Georgy Petrovich (1886-1951), religious thinker, historian, and essayist. He came to St. Petersburg in 1904 to enter the Technological Institute and join the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party

Fersman А.Е., (1883-1945), geochemist

FERSMAN Alexander Evgenievich (1883-1945), geochemist and mineralogist, member (1919), vice-president (1927-29) and the Presidium member (since 1929) of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR

Flittner N.D. (1879-1957), Eastern Studies scholar

FLITTNER Natalia Davydovna (1879, St. Petersburg - 1957, Leningrad), Historian of the East, Egyptologist. Ph.D. (Doctor of History) (1940). Graduated from the Department of History and Philology of Higher Women’s Courses (Bestuzhev courses) in 1904

Fok V.A., (1898-1974), physicist

FOK Vladimir Alexandrovich (1898, St. Petersburg - 1974, Leningrad), specialist in theoretical physics, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939). He graduated from the University of Petrograd in 1922 and remained to work at the

Forestry Engineering Academy

FORESTRY ENGINEERING ACADEMY, Kirov St. Petersburg State Forestry Engineering Academy, situated at 5 Institutsky Avenue. It was founded in Tsarskoe Selo in 1803 as the Real Forestry School reorganised into the Forestry Institute in St

Free Economic Society

FREE ECONOMIC SOCIETY, the Imperial Free Economic Society for the Encouragement of Farming and Housebuilding in Russia, the oldest Russian scientific society. It was founded in 1765 by large landowners striving for higher agricultural efficiency;

Free Music School

FREE MUSIC SCHOOL was organised by M. A. Balakirev and G. Y. Lomakin to teach singing and organise concerts. It taught choral classes to adults, singing mainly church music

Frenkel Y.I., (1894-1952), physicist

FRENKEL Yakov Iliich (1894-1952, Leningrad), specialist in theoretical physics, Associate of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1929). He came to St. Petersburg in 1909. Here he graduated from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of St

Fridman A.A. (1888-1925), physicist, mathematician

FRIDMAN Alexander Alexandrovich (1888, St. Petersburg - 1925, Leningrad), mathematician and physicist. Holder of a master's degree (1922). Graduated from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of St. Petersburg University (1910)

Frobel Courses

FROBEL COURSES of Primary Education Assistance (3 Kazanskaya Street) were higher preparatory courses for governesses of pre-school aged children according to the system of German pedagogue F. Frobel (1782-1852)

Gakkel Y.M., (1874-1945), Engineer Designer

GAKKEL Yakov Modestovich (1874-1945) was a designer. He was an honored worker of science and technology of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1940)

Garshin V.G. (1887-1956), pathologist

GARSHIN Vladimir Georgievich (1887-1956, Leningrad), pathologist, Member of the Academy of the Medical Sciences of the USSR (1945). He graduated from Kiev University in 1913, working in Leningrad from 1923

Gas Dynamics Laboratory

GAS DYNAMICS LABORATORY, the first national research and development organisation specialising in space technology. It was founded in Moscow in 1921 as N. I. Tikhomirov's Laboratory for Development of Inventions

Gatchina, museum and reserve

GATCHINA, museum and reserve, founded in 1918 at the time Gatchina Palace and Palace Garden with the adjacent facilities were first open to visitors. Among others, V. Y. Kurbatov, N. E. Lansere, V. K. Makarov, and S. N

Gaush A.F. (1873-1947), curator of the Museum of Old Petersburg, artist

GAUSH Alexander Fedorovich (1873, St. Petersburg - 1947), artist, collector, patron of the arts. He graduated from the Academy of Arts (1899), and was a student of P.P. Chistyakov and А. А. Kiselev

General Staff Academy

GENERAL STAFF ACADEMY (until 1855 - the Imperial Military Academy, from 1855 - the Nicholas General Staff Academy, from 1909 - the Imperial Nicholas Military Academy), advanced military scientific and educational institution, founded in 1832

Geological Committee

GEOLOGICAL COMMITTEE, the first governmental geological institution in Russia. It was founded in 1882 as part of the Department of Mines to conduct systematic studies of Russia's geological structure and mineral resources and construct general

Geological Prospecting Museum

GEOLOGICAL PROSPECTING MUSEUM, Central Research Geological Prospecting Museum Named after F.N. Chernyshev (74 Sredny Avenue of Vasilievsky Island), one of the world’s largest natural science museums

Georgi I. I., (1729-1802), Traveller, Ethnographer, Historian of St. Petersburg

GEORGI Ivan Ivanovich (Johann Gottlieb) (1729-1802, St. Petersburg), traveller, ethnographer, naturalist, Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1783). Native of Germany, became a Collegiate Counsellor in 1799

Ginzburg L.Y. (1902-1990), Historian of Literature

GINZBURG Lidia Yakovlevna (1902-1990, Leningrad), literary critic, prose writer, Ph.D. in Philosophy (1950). Ginzburg graduated from the Department of Philology of the Institute of Art History in 1926. She took seminars with Y. N. Tynyanov and B. M

Glinka V.M. (1903 - 1983), historian

GLINKA Vladislav Mikhailovich (1903-1983), historian, art historian, writer, honoured culture worker of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1964)

Gnedich T.G. (1907-1976), writer

GNEDICH Tatyana Grigorievna (1907-1976, town Pushkin) writer, translator, PhD (philology,1941). She was a great-great-grand-nephew of N. I. Gnedich. She lived in Leningrad from 1926

Gorky House of Scientists, a creative club

GORKY HOUSE OF SCIENTISTS of the Russian Academy of Sciences, situated at 26 Dvortsovaya Embankment, an academic club for the intelligentsia. It was founded on the initiative of M

Gorky Science Library

GORKY SCIENCE LIBRARY of St. Petersburg University (7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment), founded in 1783. The initial library collection belonged to P.F. Zhukov. His library was purchased by order of Empress Catherine the Great and handed over to the

Gottorp Globe

GOTTORP GLOBE, a unique planetarium globe - a hollow rotating sphere over 3.1 metres in diameter with the Earth surface pictured on the outside and a celestial map on the inside of the sphere

Graftio H. O., (1869-1949), Electrical Engineer

GRAFTIO Heinrich Osipovich (1869-1949, Leningrad) was a scientist, electrical engineer, academician of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1932). Graftio graduated from Novorossiisky University in Odessa (1892) and from St

Grevs I.M. (1860-1941), historian, regional ethnographer

GREVS Ivan Mikhailovich (1860-1941), historian, regional ethnographer, pedagogue and public figure. Lived in St. Petersburg since 1873. Grevs graduated from Larin Gymnasium (1879) and the Department of History and Philology of St

Grot Y.K., (1812-1893), linguist

GROT Yakov Karlovich (1812 - 1893, St. Petersburg), philologist, historian, Full Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1855). Graduated from the Tsarskoselsky Lyceum in 1832. Professor at the Alexandrovsky Lyceum (1853-62)

Gukovsky G.A., (1902-1950), literature historian

GUKOVSKY Grigory Alexandrovich (1902 - 1950, St. Petersburg), literature historian, Ph.D. (Doctor of Philological Sciences, 1936). Graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences of Petrograd University in 1923