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Admiralteiskaya Embankment

ADMIRALTEISKAYA EMBANKMENT, in 1918-44 - Roshalya Embankment in honour of revolutionary S. G. Roshal (1896-1917), lying between Dvortsovy Avenue and Dekabristov Square

Angliiskaya Embankment

ANGLIISKAYA EMBANKMENT, from 1738 - Beregovaya Nizhnaya Embankment Street, in the mid-to-late 18th century - Isaakievskaya Embankment, Galernaya Embankment, and Anglinskaya Embankment, from 1800s - Angliiskaya Embankment

Angliisky Avenue

ANGLIISKY AVENUE, from 1771 - Aglinskaya Perspective or Anglinsky Avenue; from 1846 it possessed its present-day name; in 1918-94 - Maklina, or MacLean, Avenue in honour of English socialist John MacLean (1879-1923) elected an honorary deputy

Anichkov Palace

ANICHKOV PALACE (39 Nevsky Prospect), monument of Baroque architecture. Built in 1741-54 (architect M.G. Zemtsov, G.D. Dmitriev, F. Rastrelli) near Anichkov Bridge (hence the name)

Architects of Our City, publication series

ARCHITECTS OF OUR CITY, the series of publications about outstanding architects of St. Petersburg - Leningrad published by the Leningrad Publishing House from 1971. The series contains books about the life and work of S. I. Chevakinsky, M. G

Cathedral of the Renewal of the Jerusalem Holy Resurrection Temple

CATHEDRAL OF THE RENEWAL OF THE JERUSALEM HOLY RESURRECTION TEMPLE, Smolny Сathedral, the Cathedral For All Educational Establishments, located at 1 Rastrelli Square. Monument of Baroque architecture

Demidov's Houses

DEMIDOV’S HOUSES (43-45 Bolshaya Morskaya Street), architectural monuments. Two houses situated on these plots were built in the 1740s, and in 1835-40, reconstructed by architect A.A. Montferrand for P.N. Demidov, who was a mine owner

Grand Princes' Palaces and Mansions (entry)

GRAND PRINCES' PALACES AND MANSIONS, St. Petersburg buildings, specially built or acquired for members of the Imperial family - children and grandchildren of the Emperor (except for the eldest son, the successor to a throne

Historical style (Eclecticism)

HISTORICAL STYLE (Eclecticism), architectural style of the 1830s-90s. The sense of Eclecticism is the free choice or the amalgamation of methods and motifs of a variety of historical styles, associatively expressing the purpose of buildings

Kirochnaya Street

KIROCHNAYA STREET (in the 18th century, the Fourth Artilleriiskaya Line and Street; in 1932-98, Saltykova-Shchedrina Street), running from Liteiny Avenue to Novgorodskaya Street

Kryukov Canal

KRYUKOV CANAL runs from the Admiralty Canal by Truda Square to the Fontanka River. 1015 meters long, it was dug from the Neva River to the Moika River in 1719-20 and was named after the contractor Semen Kyukov in 1738 (the section from the Neva to

Messmacher M. E. (1842-1906), architect

MESSMACHER Maximilian Egorovich (1842, St. Petersburg 1906), architect, associate academy member of architecture (1872). Graduated from Peterschule, the School of Painting of the St. Petersburg Society of Artists, in 1867 - the Academy of Fine Arts

Millionnaya Street

MILLIONNAYA STREET [until 1738 - German settlement, until the middle of the 18th century - Bolshaya Nemetskaya Street, in the 1740-1800s - Bolshaya Millionnaya Street, in 1918-91 - Khalturina Street, after worker-revolutionary S.N

Moika, river

MOIKA (the original name Mya; known as Muya until the early 18th century, derived from the Izhora word for "slush, mire"), a river in the Neva river delta. The Moika River is 4.67 kilometres long, with a width of up to 40 metres

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS, St. Petersburg Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of Mukhina Academy of Arts and Design (13-15 Solyanoy Lane), founded in 1878 in Baron Stieglitz Academy of Technical Drawing

Polovtsov, House of

POLOVTSOV HOUSE (52 Bolshaya Morskaya Street), an architectural monument of Neoclassicism and Eclecticism. Since the 1710s the site belonged to chancellor G.I. Golovkin, whose son built a manor on it. In 1804, the house was bought by Count P.I

Russian Navy Archive

RUSSIAN NAVY ARCHIVE, STATE (RSNA) (36 Millionnaya Street) was founded in 1724 for the Admiralty Collegium, and from 1827 it was a part of the Sea Ministry. From August 1917, it was the Central Archive of Fleet and Sea Office

Sapper Life Guards Battalion

SAPPER LIFE GUARDS BATTALION, engineer guards sub-division, formed in 1812 of officers and low ranks of engineer troops, excelled in the Patriotic War of 1812. Participated in the wars with France in 1813-14

Solyanoy Lane

SOLYANOY LANE, from Tchaikovskogo Street to Pestelya Street. In the first quarter of the 18th century, a canal was located here which enclosed the area of the Partikulyarnaya (Civil) Shipyard. In the 1730s St

Solyanoy Settlement

SOLYANOY (SALT) SETTLEMENT, a complex of buildings in the central part of St. Petersburg on the ground between Fontanka River Embankment, Solyanoy Lane, Pestelya Street and Gangutskaya Street

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, located at 22-24 Nevsky Prospect. An architectural monument. Constructed in 1833-38 to the plans of architect A. P. Bryullov in place of a stone church of the same name built in 1728-З0 by C. A. Minich

State Assembly

STATE ASSEMBLY was the highest advisory (from 1906, legislative) body in the Russian Empire. It was established by a Decree on 30 March 1801, and transformed on 1 January 1810

Stieglitz Central Technical Drawing School

STIEGLITZ CENTRAL TECHNICAL DRAWING SCHOOL (13-15 Solyanoy Lane), State Art School. It was founded in January 1876 (opened on 12.11.1879) together with the Primary School of Drawing, Drafting and Modeling through the funding of Baron A.L

Vladimirsky Palace

VLADIMIRSKY PALACE (26 Dvortsovaya Embankment/ 27 Millionnaya Street), architectural monument of eclecticism. It was built for Grand Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich in 1867-1872 (architect A.I. Rezanov with the participation of architects A.L. Gun, I