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The subject index / House of Tsarist Political Prisoners

House of Tsarist Political Prisoners

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Apartment Buildings

House of Tsarist Political Prisoners (1 Troitskaya Square), a monument of Constructivist architecture, built in 1929-33 for the members of Leningrad department of the Society of Former Tsarist Political Prisoners and Exiles (architects G.A. Simonov, P.V. Abrosimov, A.F. Khryakov; commemorative plaque). It was created as an exemplary residential-house-commune with common household services, a club and the Museum of Hard Labour and Exile. The combination of different sizes, ribbon windows and numerous balconies underline the dynamics and plastic expression of the composition. Many of the residents, former prisoners of the tsarist regime, perished during the repressions of the 1930s-50s (commemorative plaque). In 1990, the foundation stone of the Monument to the Victims of Political Repressions in Petrograd-Leningrad, was laid in a public garden in front of the Political Convicts' House.

B. М. Kirikov.

Abrosimov Pavel Vasilievich
Khryakov Alexander Fedorovich
Simonov Grigory Alexandrovich

Troitskaya Square/Saint Petersburg, city, house 1


Communal Apartments

COMMUNAL APARTMENTS. The word combination "communal apartments" is a product of the Soviet epoch. However, first communal apartments appeared in the early 18th century, when rental lodging was partitioned by the landlords into "corners"

House-Communes (entry)

HOUSE-COMMUNES, residential constructions with developed structures of consumer services provided for the tenants (food, childcare, laundry, cleaning, etc.). The idea of Houses-Communes emerged in the 1920s in the search for new ways of creating

Petrogradskaya Side

PETROGRADSKAYA SIDE (in the 18th century - Gorodskaya Side, until 1914 - Peterburgskaya Side), the joint name of the territory that includes the following islands: Petrogradsky, Aptekarsky, Petrovsky and Zayachy

Simonov G. А. (1893-1974), architect

SIMONOV Grigory Alexandrovich (1893-1974), architect. Graduated from the Institute of Civil Engineering (1920). In the 1920s, he headed the project bureau of the Urban Planning Committee

Society of Former Political Convicts and Exiles

SOCIETY OF FORMER POLITICAL CONVICTS AND EXILES, the Leningrad Department (24 Nevsky Prospect) was established in May 1924 (the society itself - in March 1921 in Moscow) with the objectives of providing assistance to former prisoners of Tsarism and

Troitskaya Square

TROITSKAYA SQUARE, called Kommuny Square from 1918 to 1923, then known as Revolyutsii Square until 1991, between Kamennoostrovsky Avenue and Kuybysheva Street. The square appeared in the early 18th century on Gorodskoy (present-day Petrogradsky)

Victims of Political Repressions, Monuments,

MONUMENTS TO THE VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REPRESSIONS, the foundation stone of the monument To the Victims of Political Repressions in Petrograd -Leningrad was laid in 1990 on Revolyutsii Square that was given its historical name, Troitskaya Square