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Petrovsky Island

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PETROVSKY ISLAND situated between the Malaya Neva River, Malaya Nevka River, and Zhdanovka River separating it from Petrogradsky Island. It is 120 hectares in area, three kilometres long, and 600 metres wide. The island was called Stolbovy or Pattisaari in the early 18th century. It belonged to Tsar Peter the Great in 1710 (hence the name) with two amusement houses built for him. There were warehouses for foodstuff and other goods in the island in the 18th century. In 1768, a wooden palace was erected for Catherine II and a park set up around it (see Petrovsky Park) in the southeast of the island, the palace burnt down in 1912 though. The island was built up with industrial enterprises from the second half of the 19th century such as Novaya Bavaria Brewery, rope works, and curtain and lace manufacturing. The Shelter for Aged Stage Workers was founded in the west at 13 Petrovsky Avenue in 1895, which is now known as the House of Old Stagers. Lenin Stadium (today, Petrovsky Stadium) was erected in the southeastern extremity of the island in 1924-25. The Central Yacht Club, reconstructed in 1980, is situated in the western spit of the island. A major part of the island is occupied by Almaz Shipbuilding Company. Petrovsky Avenue is the main road. The island is linked to Krestovsky Island via Bolshoy Petrovsky Bridge and Petrogradsky Island via Maly Petrovsky Bridge. The other bridges are foot bridges thrown over the Zhdanovka.

Е. А. Bondarchuk, P. Y. Yudin.

Catherine II, Empress
Lenin (real name Ulyanov) Vladimir Ilyich
Peter I, Emperor

Petrovsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city, house 13

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Petrovsky Stadium.
Almaz Central Design Bureau