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Taglioni Philippe (1777-1871) and Taglioni Marie (1804-1884), ballet artists

TAGLIONI Philippe (1777-1871), Italian choreographer, teacher. TAGLIONI Marie (1804-1884), P. Taglioni's daughter, ballet dancer. Both worked at various times under J.F. Coulomb in Paris, Marie also being educated by her father

Talon Restaurant

TALON (15 Nevsky Prospect / 14 Bolshaya Morskaya). Opened in the mid-1810s by French immigrant P. Talon in the Kosikovsky Residence building (see House of Chicherin)

Tanya Savicheva, Diary of

TANYA SAVICHEVA, DIARY OF. One of the most tragic symbols of the Siege of 1941-44, the Diary of Tanya Savicheva was a notebook belonging to a Leningrad schoolgirl named Tatyana Nikolayevna Savicheva (1930-44)

Tapestry Manufacture

TAPESTRY MANUFACTORY was the first large tapestry-making enterprise in Russia, operating from 1717 till 1856, and laying the foundation for a new artistic craft in Russia. The first specialists, a group of weavers headed by P. Camus came to St

Tarakanovka, river

TARAKANOVKA, a river in the west of St. Petersburg, a tributary to the Ekaterinhofka River. Its original name was Metalovka, probably after the iron foundry situated on its bank

Tarkhovka, locality

TARKHOVKA, a locality south of Sestroretsk, between the Primorskoe Highway and Lake Sestroretsky Razliv. It borders Razliv on the north, and the Alexandrovskaya station on the south; also the name of a train station along the Saint Petersburg -

Tarle E.V., (1874-1955), historian

TARLE Evgeny Viktorovich (1874-1955), historian, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1927). He graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of Kiev University in 1896. In 1901, he moved to St. Petersburg


TARTARS, an ethnic community forming a part of the St. Petersburg population. The Tartar language is related to the Turkish group of Altaic languages. Their faith is Sunni Islam. The Tartars participated in the construction of St. Petersburg

Tatishchev A.D. Chief of Police General in 1745-60

TATISHCHEV Alexey Danilovich (1697-1760, St. Petersburg), statesman, general en shef (1757). Since 1712 he had been in the military service, took part in the Great Northern war of 1700-21, since 1718 a batman of tsar Peter the Great

Tauride Palace

TAURIDE PALACE (47 Shpalernaya Street), an architectural monument of Neoclassical. It was constructed in 1783-1789 (architect I.E. Starov) for Prince G.A. Potemkin-Tavrichesky (hence the name)

Tavricheskaya Street

TAVRICHESKAYA STREET, called Sadovaya Street from the 1820s to 1859, and known as Slutskogo Street from 1918 to 1944, from Suvorovsky Avenue to Shpalernaya Street. The street was laid in the mid-18th century

Tavrichesky Garden

TAVRICHESKY GARDEN is a landscape architectural monument located between Shpalernaya Street, Tavricheskaya Street, Kirochnaya Street and Potemkinskaya Street. The total area consists of 21.1 hectares


TAXI (borrowed into Russian from the word derived from English tax), motor vehicles transporting passengers for a fee. Private taxicabs appeared in St. Petersburg in the autumn of 1908, at the same time carrier joint-stock companies sprang up

Tchaikovskogo Street

Tchaikovskogo STREET, from Fontanka River Embankment to Potemkinskaya Street. The street was laid in the first half of the 18th century and originally called Second Artilleryskaya Street, sometimes also referred as Second Pushkarskaya Street

Tchaikovsky P.I., (1840-1893), composer

TCHAIKOVSKY Peter Ilyich (1840-1893, St. Petersburg), composer, conductor, pedagogue, musical writer. Director of the Moscow branch of the Russian Musical Society (1885), member of the Paris Academy of Fine Arts

Tea Houses

TEA HOUSES. Public establishments offering tea, coffee and snacks. Tea houses were wide-spread throughout St. Petersburg in the second part of the 19th century, during the so-called tea boom

Teachers' Academy

TEACHERS' ACADEMY, an education institution founded under the League of Education in 1907 by the decision of the All-Russian Congress of Educational Psychology. It was situated at 7 Vladimirsky Avenue

Teatralnaya Square

TEATRALNAYA SQUARE, known as Karuselnaya Square until the 1780s, surrounded by Griboedova Canal Embankment, Kryukov Canal Embankment, Dekabristov Street, Glinki Street and Soyuza Pechatnikov Street. The square was built in the 1760s

Teatralny Bridge

TEATRALNY BRIDGE (Theatre Bridge, also known as Malo-Konyushenny Bridge, Troinoy, Trekharkovy), across Griboedova Canal, at the head of the Canal bу the Moika river. A three-span wooden drawbridge had been built here in 1769-81

Teffi N.А. (1872-1952), writer

TEFFI (nee Lokhvitskaya, married name Buchinskaya) Nadezhda Alexandrovna (1872, St. Petersburg - 1952), a prose writer, poet, and playwright. She first appeared in the press in 1901 with a poem I Have A Dream, Both Wonderful and Wild...

Telecommunications University

TELECOMMUNICATIONS UNIVERSITY, Professor Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State Telecommunications University situated at 61 Moika River Embankment. It was founded as the Leningrad Institute of Communications Engineers in 1930 and named as the

Telegraph Services

TELEGRAPH. Working in St. Petersburg from 1852, when the first long-distance St. Petersburg - Moscow line was opened (before this, the optical telegraph was used for operational communication)

Telephone Communications

TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS began to operate in St. Petersburg on 30 November 1882, after the construction of the 47km-long St. Petersburg - Gatchina telephone line

Television (entry)

TELEVISION (TV). Regular television broadcasting in Leningrad began in early 1938, from 1941 to 1947, however, broadcasts were suspended. In 1948 the first mobile studio appeared enabling filming to take place beyond th confines of the studio

Telyakovsky V.A. (1861-1924), dramatist

TELYAKOVSKY Vladimir Arkadyevich (1861, St. Petersburg [?] - 1924, Leningrad), dramatist, Privy Councillor (1909). After graduating from the Page Corps, he served with the Guards from 1879 to 1898

Tenishev V. N. (1843-1903), entrepreneur

TENISHEV Vyacheslav Nikolaevich (1843-1903), prince, entrepreneur, patron of arts, and chamberlain (1900). Married to M. K. Tenisheva. He graduated from Polytechnical School in Karlsruhe in 1864

Tenisheva M.K. (1867 or 1864-1928), public figure, artist

TENISHEVA (nee Pyatkovskaya) Maria Klavdievna (1867 or 1864, St. Petersburg - 1928), Princess and public figure, Maecenas, an artist. The wife of Prince V.N. Tenishev. Studied at the Central School for Technical Drawing under Y.F. Tsionglinsky and I

Tenishev's School

TENISHEV'S SCHOOL, a secondary education institution. It was founded by Prince V. N. Tenishev as a three-class general education high school in 1898. The course of studies was eight years including seven general classes and one specialist class

Tentelevka, river (Olkhovka)

TENTELEVKA (Olkhovka), a river in the west of St. Petersburg in the area of Nevskaya Zastava, formerly a tributary to the Tarakanovka River. It was named after the village of Tentelevo which was situated in this area in the 18th century; the other

Terebenev A.I. (1815-1859), sculptor Terebenev I.I. (1780-1815), sculptor

TEREBENEV Family, sculptors, father and son. Ivan Ivanovich Terebenev (1780 - 1815, St. Petersburg). Studied at the Academy of Arts (1785-1800) under M.I. Kozlovsky

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