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Kravkov N.P., (1865-1924), pharmacologist

KRAVKOV Nikolay Pavlovich (1865-1924, Petrograd), one of the founders of Soviet pharmacology, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1920. He graduated from St. Petersburg University in 1888 and the Army Medical Academy in 1892

Kronstadt Fortress

KRONSTADT FORTRESS (Kronstadt, 1 Yakornaya Square), museum, a branch of the Central Military and Naval Museum. Organised by A. A. Antipov who also acted as its first director the museum was opened on 8.5.1980 in the building of the Naval Cathedral

Kropotkin P.A., (1842-1921), revolutionary, geographer and geologist

KROPOTKIN Peter Alexeevich (1842-1921), duke, ideologist of anarchism, sociologist, historian, geographer, and geologist. A member of the ancient family of dukes deriving lineage from the Rurikid Dynasty

Krusenstern I.F. (1770-1846), navigator

KRUSENSTERN Ivan Fedorovich (1770-1846), navigator, corresponding member (1803), honorary member (1806) of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences, Admiral. (1842). Graduated from the Naval Cadet School (1787)

Krylov A.N., (1863-1945), Mathematician, Naval Architect

KRYLOV Alexey Nikolaevich (1863-1945, Leningrad) was mathematician, naval architect, academician of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1916), of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1917), of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1925)

Krylov Central Scientific and Research Institute

KRYLOV CENTRAL SCIENTIFIC AND RESEARCH INSTITUTE, located at 44 Moskovskoe Highway, dates back to the Experimental Pool in New Holland (1894), the first Russian scientific and research institution for shipbuilding

Kuchumov A.M. (1912-1993), museum worker

KUCHUMOV Anatoly Mikhailovich (1912-1993, town of Pushkin), museum worker, art historian, honoured culture worker of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1975), honorary citizen of the town of Pavlovsk (1992)

Kulibin I.P., (1735-1818), mechanic and inventor

KULIBIN Ivan Petrovich (1735-1818), self-taught mechanic and inventor. In 1764-67, he created a watch with a complicated mechanism in the shape of an egg. After presenting the watch to Empress Catherine II in 1769 (the watch is now part of the State

Kunitsyn А.P. (1783-1840), lawyer, teacher

KUNITSYN Alexander Petrovich (1783-1840, St. Petersburg), lawyer, teacher, writer. Studied at the Tver Theological Seminary. In 1804-07, he continued studying, this time at the St


KUNSTKAMMER (from German "Kunstkammer" - "chambers of curiosities, museum") (3 Universitetskaya Embankment). The oldest museum in Russia, was founded in 1714 based on the private collections of Peter the Great

Kurbatov V.Y., (1878-1957), Chemist, Regional Ethnographer

KURBATOV Vladimir Yakovlevich (1878, St. Petersburg - 1957, Leningrad) chemist, art historian, regional ethnographer. Upon graduating from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the St

Kurchatov I.V., (1902-1960), physicist

KURCHATOV Igor Vasilievich (1903-1960), physicist, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1943), Hero of Socialist Labor (1949, 1951, 1954). Studied at the Petrograd Polytechnical Institute in 1921

Kutorga M.S., (1809-1886), historian

KUTORGA Mikhail Semenovich (1809-1886), Classicist, Associate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1848). Came to St. Petersburg in 1813. In 1832, he graduated from the Professorial Institute associated to the University of Derpt

Lamansky V.I., (1833-1914), Slavicist

LAMANSKY Vladimir Ivanovich (1833 - 1914, St. Petersburg), historian, philologist, member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1900). Graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of the University of St

Lappo-Danilevsky A.S., (1863-1919), historian

LAPPO-DANILEVSKY Alexander Sergeevich (1863-1919, Petrograd), historian, archaeograph, sociologist, Fellow of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1899). Came to St. Petersburg in 1882

Lavrov P.L. (1823-1900), revolutionary, sociologist

LAVROV Peter Lavrovich (1823-1900), philosopher, sociologist, essayist, political figure. He graduated from the Artillery School in St. Petersburg, in 1842, and its Officer classes. From 1844, he taught mathematics in military colleges in St

Lavrov S.B. (1928 - 2000), geographer

LAVROV Sergey Borisovich (1928, Leningrad - 2000, St. Petersburg), geographer, received a Ph.D. (geography) in 1968 and Honoured Worker of Science of the Russian Federation in 1998

Law School

LAW SCHOOL, the Imperial Law School, a privileged private higher education institution for the nobility. It was founded in 1835, and financed by Prince P. G. Oldenburgsky

Law Society

LAW SOCIETY of Petersburg University, scientific society. Founded in 1877 to study issues of law and legal procedure, it initially had two departments, civil and criminal

Lazarev M.P. (1788-1851), admiral

LAZAREV Mikhail Petrovich (1788-1851), navigator, admiral (1843). Graduated from the Naval Cadet Corps in 1803 (17 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, memorial plaque installed), and was sent on scholarship to Great Britain

Lazarev N.V., (1895-1974), toxicologist

LAZAREV Nikolay Vasilievich (1895, Tsarskoe Selo, St. Petersburg Province - 1974, Leningrad), pharmacologist, M. D. in 1936, and Professor in 1938. He graduated from the Kiev Medical Institute in 1925

Lebedev S.V., (1874-1934), chemist

LEBEDEV Sergey Vasilievich (1874-1934), chemist, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1932). Graduated from the Department of Natural Science of the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of St. Petersburg in 1900


LENEXPO (103 Bolshoy Avenue of Vasilievsky Island), open joint-stock company (from 1993), leading Russian exhibition company. Founded in 1968 in preparation for the International INRYBPROM exhibition

Lenin Museum

LENIN MUSEUM, operated in 1937-92 (until 1990 the museum was the Leningrad branch of the Central Lenin Museum in Moscow) in the Marble Palace, where by the early 1990s 34 halls showed over 10,000 various exhibits

Leningrad Defence and Blockade Museum

LENINGRAD DEFENCE AND BLOCKADE MUSEUM, State Memorial (9 Solyanoy Lane) was established in the early 1942 by the decree of the Military Soviet of the Leningrad Front and of the City Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) as the

Lenz E.H., (1804-1865), physicist

LENZ Emily Hristianovich (1804-1865), physicist, electrical engineer, Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1828). Studied at the University of Derpt from 1820 to 1823. In 1823-25, was a part of O.E. Kotzebue's circumnavigation

Leontyev Centre of the International Centre of Social and Economic Studies

LEONTYEV CENTRE, International Centre of Social and Economic Studies, situated at 16 Voznesensky Avenue, an independent nonprofit organisation founded in 1991 on the initiative of A. A. Sobchak and V. V. Leontyev

Leontyev V.V., (1906-1999), economist

LEONTYEV Vasily Vasilievich (1906-1999) (also known as Wassily Leontief), economist, PhD in Economics (1928), Foreign Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1988), Honorary Doctor of the State Leningrad University (1990). Brought to St

Lepekhin I.I., (1740-1802), traveller, naturalist

LEPEKHIN Ivan Ivanovich (1740 - 1802, St. Petersburg), naturalist, traveller, Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1768). Studies at the Academic University (1760-62), continuing on at the University of Strasbourg (1762-67)

Lesgaft Academy of Physical Education, State, St. Petersburg

LESGAFT ACADEMY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION, State, St. Petersburg (SPSAFC) (35 Dekabristov Street) was founded by P.F. Lesgaft in 1896 as the Higher Courses for Physical Education Directors