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Youth Recreation Centre

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YOUTH RECREATION CENTRE (47 Professor Popov Street), built in 1969-80 (architects P.S. Prokhorov, V.P. Tropin, A.P. Izoitko, engineers V.V. Panova, M.E. Khristiansen) as the first recreational centre for young people in the USSR. The flat, elongated building houses a concert hall seating 1,500 (A.I. Raykin, A.A. Mironov, N.S. Mikhalkov, M.A. Dudin and many others appeared on its stage, the comic-group Litsedey (Mummers) led by V.I. Polunin started its career here), show-room and ballroom, winter garden which covers 1000 square meters, a swimming-pool and other facilities. The complex of Youth Recreation Centre also includes a 14-storeyed hotel with 250 rooms. There is also a sporting complex (in 1994 the Open Commonwealth of Independent States Bodybuilding Championship took place here, in 1998 - the 51st All-Russian Chess Championship), an indoor water park, bowling, billiards, and American pool, as well as a business-centre and conference halls. The radio stations Europa Plus St. Petersburg and Radio Retro broadcast from the building of the Centre. Presently it is Leningrad Youth Recreation Centre, Co. Ltd.

I. A. Bogdanov.

Dudin Mikhail Alexandrovich
Izoitko Askold Petrovich
Khristiansen M. E.
Mikhalkov Nikita Sergeevich
Mironov Andrey Alexandrovich
Panova V.V.
Polunin Vyacheslav Ivanovich
Prokhorov P.S.
Raykin Arkady Isaakovich
Tropin V. P.

Professora Popova St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 47


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