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Prokofiev A.A. (1900-1971), poet

PROKOFIEV Alexander Andreevich (1900-1971, Leningrad), a poet, hero of Socialist Labour (1970). He had very little formal education. During the Civil War and the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 he took part in the defence of Petrograd-Leningrad

Prokofiev I.P., (1758-1828), sculptor

PROKOFIEV Ivan Prokofievich (1758 - 1828, St. Petersburg), sculptor and drawer. He studied at the Academy of Arts (1764-79) under N.F. Gillet and F.G. Gordeev. Received a retainer from the Academy of Arts to study in Paris (1779-84)

Prokofiev S.S., (1891-1953), composer

PROKOFIEV Sergey Sergeevich (1891-1953), composer, pianist, director, People's Artist of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1947). He lived in St. Petersburg (Petrograd) between 1904 and 1918

Prokopovich S. N. (1871-1955), public figure

PROKOPOVICH Sergey Nikolaevich (1871-1955) was a public figure, economist, statistician, a theorist of cooperation, Ph. D. in philosophy from Bern University (1913)

Proletarskoy Diktatury Square

PROLETARSKOY DIKTATURY SQUARE (until 1864 - Orlovskaya Square, in 1864-1918 - Lafonskaya Square, in 1918-52 - Diktatury Square), between Suvorovsky Avenue, Proletarskoy Diktatury Street and Tverskaya Street

Proletarsky Zavod, Manufacturing Association

PROLETARSKY ZAVOD (3 Dudko Street), an open joint-stock company, the largest manufacturer of ship, energy, and general machinery in the north-west region of Russia

Prometheus, publishing house

PROMETHEUS, a publishing house established in 1907 by publisher N.N. Mikhaylov. It was situated at 15 Pushkinskaya Street. The publishing house issued works of Russian and foreign authors (A.V. Amfiteatrov, Y. Volin, S.M. Stepnyak-Kravchinsky, E.L

Propp V.Y. (1895-1970), literature historian

PROPP Vladimir Yakovlevich (1895-1970), literary historian and folklore scholar awarded a Ph.D. (philology) in 1939. He graduated from Petrograd University with a major in history and philology in 1918


PROSTITUTION, the rendering of sexual services in return for money. In the 18th to the early 19th century, prostitution in St. Petersburg existed illegally; owners of brothels were foreigners

Prosveshcheniya Avenue

PROSVESHCHENIYA AVENUE, between Vyborgskoe Freeway and Rustaveli Street. It goes through First Pargolovo, Shuvalovo - Ozerki, Ruchyi, the main thoroughfare of an extensive area of newly-constructed buildings. The name has been in use since 1970

Provincial Gendarme Administration

PROVINCIAL GENDARME ADMINISTRATION of St. Petersburg, the local organ of gendarmerie. It was formed in 1867, after the abolishment of gendarme districts. The administration was located at 8/15 Ochakovskaya Street

Provisional Government of 1917

PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT was the highest state organ of power in Russia, from 2 (15) March until 25 October (7 November) 1917. It was formed after the February Revolution of 1917 by the Provisional Committee of the State Duma in accordance with

Prudki, garden

PRUDKI is a garden in the central part of St. Petersburg, between Ligovsky Avenue, Grechesky Avenue, Nekrasova Street and Prudkovsky Lane. The garden was laid out on the spot of the former ponds which existed at the end of Ligovsky Canal

Pryazhka, river

PRYAZHKA, a river, flowing from the Moika River into Salnobuyansky Canal and on into the Neva River. The river is 1.32 kilometres long. Banny Bridge, Matisov Bridge and Berdov Bridge were span Pryazhka River

Przhevalsky N.M., (1839-1888), geographer

PRZHEVALSKY Nikolay Mikhailovich (1839-1888), geographer, major general (1886), member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1878), honorary citizen of St. Petersburg (1880). He graduated from the Academy of the General Staff in 1863

Psychiatrical Hospital for Peculiar Cases

PSYCHIATRICAL HOSPITAL FOR PECULIAR CASES was created in 1951 as part of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It was housed in the building of the former women’s prison (9 Arsenalnaya Street)

Public Assistance Board

PUBLIC ASSISTANCE BOARD, administrative body, established in 1775 for the provision of medical, educational and charitable assistance to the population. Public Assistance Board supported public schools (until 1782), orphanages

Public Education (entry)

PUBLIC EDUCATION. It was Peter the Great who laid the basis for public education in St. Petersburg placing the greatest emphasis on military and professional education with the Naval Academy founded in approximately 1715

Public Halls (entry)

PUBLIC HALLS, a special premise for informal mass events. The first public hall was arranged in banker A.A. Ral's house (On the Moika River Embankment, beside Red Bridge; not preserved)

Public Lavatory

PUBLIC LAVATORY. Since the early 18th century, primitive latrines were arranged on the territory of gostiny dvors, markets, ports, and along river and canal banks

Public Safety Volunteer Units

PUBLIC SAFETY VOLUNTEER UNITS, arranged with the purpose of helping militia. Workers' units attached to industrial factories in the period of the Revolution of 1905-07 were a prototype of Public Safety Volunteer Units

Publications on Regional Ethnography (entry)

PUBLICATIONS ON REGIONAL ETHNOGRAPHY include books and articles devoted to one or another district or territory. Foreigners who visited the city from the 1710s were the first to publish information about St. Petersburg. The work by А. I

Publishing (general article)

PUBLISHING. The origin of publishing in St. Petersburg is directly associated with the reforms of Tsar Peter the Great. In 1711 he ordered the establishment of the St. Petersburg Printing House which published various civil books

Publishing House of Pluchart А.А.

PUBLISHING HOUSE OF PLUCHART А. A. was founded by printer Alexander Ivanovich Pluchart (1777-1827), French by birth who came to St. Petersburg in 1806 and entered the Russian service

Publishing houses (entry)

PUBLISHING HOUSES. Publishing in St. Petersburg dates back to 1711, when Tsar Peter the Great ordered the St. Petersburg Printing House to be established. The first printed matter issued in St. Petersburg was Vedomosti newspaper

Pulkovo area

PULKOVO, an area in the south of St. Petersburg, at the junction of Kievskoe Freeway and the road from the town of Pushkin. It is located on Pulkovo heights. Since the 15th century

Pulkovo Meridian

PULKOVO MERIDIAN, a conventional line passing from the north to the south of St. Petersburg through the telescope of the Central Pulkovo Observatory Building. it deviates 30 degrees and 19

Pulkovo Observatory

PULKOVO OBSERVATORY, the main astronomical observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences, situated at 1/65 Pulkovo Highway 19 kilometres south of St. Petersburg’s centre, on Pulkovo Heights. It was built by architect A. P

Pulkovskiye Heights

PULKOVSKIYE HEIGHTS, a natural prominence to the south of St. Petersburg, which received its name from the village of Pulkovo that once existed in the vicinity

Pulkovskoe Freeway

PULKOVSKOE FREEWAY (until 1974, Kievskoe Freeway), from Pobedy Square to the city boundary, forms a continuation of Moskovsky Avenue, goes along the line of Pulkovsky meridian and closes on the dome of the Pulkovo Observatory

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