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General of the Artillery V.F. Bely (1854 – 1913)

V.F. Bely participated in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878. He is a hero of defense of Port Arthur. He was awarded the IV Class Order of St. Ann, the III Class Order of St. Stanislav with swords, the IV Class Order of St

General Plans for the Development of Petersburg-Leningrad

GENERAL PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PETERSBURG-LENINGRAD. One the first projects of St. Petersburg planning dates back to 1709-12. According to it, the city centre should be situated at Kotlin Island and was to be connected to outer parts of the

General Staff Academy

GENERAL STAFF ACADEMY (until 1855 - the Imperial Military Academy, from 1855 - the Nicholas General Staff Academy, from 1909 - the Imperial Nicholas Military Academy), advanced military scientific and educational institution, founded in 1832

General Staff Building

GENERAL STAFF BUILDING (6-10 Dvortsovaya Embankment), architectural monument in the Empire style, in commemoration of Russia's victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 and the campaigns of 1813-14 against Emperor Napoleon I

Geological Committee

GEOLOGICAL COMMITTEE, the first governmental geological institution in Russia. It was founded in 1882 as part of the Department of Mines to conduct systematic studies of Russia's geological structure and mineral resources and construct general

Geological location

GEOLOGICAL LOCATION. St. Petersburg along with its outskirts is located on the convergence of two major tectonic structures: the southern Baltic Plate and the Northwest Russiаn Plate of the East European plain

Geological Prospecting Museum

GEOLOGICAL PROSPECTING MUSEUM, Central Research Geological Prospecting Museum Named after F.N. Chernyshev (74 Sredny Avenue of Vasilievsky Island), one of the world’s largest natural science museums

Georgi I. I., (1729-1802), Traveller, Ethnographer, Historian of St. Petersburg

GEORGI Ivan Ivanovich (Johann Gottlieb) (1729-1802, St. Petersburg), traveller, ethnographer, naturalist, Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1783). Native of Germany, became a Collegiate Counsellor in 1799

Georgy Mikhailovich, Grand Prince (1863-1919)

GEORGY MIKHAILOVICH (1863-1919, Petrograd), Grand Prince, General Lieutenant (1909). Son of the Grand Prince Mikhail Nikolaevich. Served in the Uhlan Life Guard Regiment until 1903

Gerasimov S.А. (1906-1985), film director

GERASIMOV Sergey Apollinarievich (1906-1985), film director, actor, and teacher; People's Artist of the USSR in 1948, Ph.D. (Art History) in 1967, and Member of the Academy of Educational Sciences of the USSR in 1978

Gerberts B. B., entrepreneur

GERBERTS Baltazar Baltazarovich (1853-1932), mining engineer and entrepreneur. He was a founder of two metallurgical monopolies - Gvozd Syndicate and Provoloka Syndicate, in 1903 and 1909, respectively, and a member of the board at the latter

Gerhard, Ivan Kondratyevich ( Johann - Konrad) (1720–1808), an engineer, privy councillor.

Gerhard, Ivan Kondratyevich ( Johann - Konrad) (1720–1808), an engineer, privy councillor. He was born in Germany (Schwabia) and he got the elementary education there after that he learned at the Academy of Sciences in St Petersburg

Geriatric Medical-Social Centre, Municipal

GERIATRIC MEDICAL-SOCIAL CENTRE, MUNICIPAL (148 Fontanka River Embankment) was the first institution of its kind in Russia. It was founded in 1994, moving to its present location in 1996

German Embassy Building

GERMAN EMBASSY BUILDING (11/41 St. Isaac's Square), a monument of Neoclassical architecture. In the 1740s, a two-story stone building was constructed on this site, which belonged to Court Jeweller Kh.G. Hebelt (1760s - 1802). In 1815-20, architect V

German Y.P. (1910-1967), writer

GERMAN Yury Pavlovich (1910-1967, Leningrad), prose and script writer. Together with his father, an artillery officer, he survived the Civil War, finished school in Kursk. In Leningrad from 1929, studied at the Drama School


GERMANS, an ethnic community forming a part of the St. Petersburg population. German language is related to the Germanic group of Indo-European languages. Their religion is Lutheran (amongst the St. Petersburg population up to 90%) and Catholic

Ginzburg Family, bankers, entrepreneurs

GINZBURG FAMILY, bankers, entrepreneurs, public figures. Progenitor Evzel Gabrielovich Ginzburg (1812-78), first-guild merchant from Vitebsk and hereditary honorary citizen, opened a banking house in St

Ginzburg I.Y., (1859-1939), sculptor

Ginzburg Ilya Yakovlevich (1859, St. Petersburg - 1939), sculptor. Pupil, then friend of M.M. Antokolsky from 1871. Lived in St. Petersburg from 1872. Studied at the Academy of Arts (1878-86). In 1911 became a member of the academy

Ginzburg L.Y. (1902-1990), Historian of Literature

GINZBURG Lidia Yakovlevna (1902-1990, Leningrad), literary critic, prose writer, Ph.D. in Philosophy (1950). Ginzburg graduated from the Department of Philology of the Institute of Art History in 1926. She took seminars with Y. N. Tynyanov and B. M

Giperborey (Hyperborean), publishing house and journal, 1914-18

GIPERBOREY (Hyperborean) 1) Ezhemesyachnik Stikhov i Kritiki, Monthly journal of poetry and critical reviews, a journal of the acmeist poets, which appeared in 1912-13 (with a total of ten issues) and founded by N. S. Gumilev and S. M. Gorodetsky

Gippius Z.N. (1869-1945), writer

GIPPIUS Zinaida Nikolaevna (married name - Merezhkovskaya) (1869-1945), poet, literary critic, prose writer, author of memoirs. Mainly home educated. Her first poems were published in 1888. In 1889 she married D.S. Merezhkovsky and moved to St

Glazunov A.K., (1865-1936), composer

GLAZUNOV Alexander Konstantinovich (1865 - 1936, St. Petersburg), composer, conductor, pedagogue, public figure, People's Artist of the Republic (1922). Comes from the Glazunov family. From 1879, he studied composition and music theory under N.A

Glazunov Family, booksellers and publishers

GLAZUNOV FAMILY, booksellers and publishers. The Glazunov Company was founded by Matvey Petrovich Glazunov (1757-1830) who had a bookshop in Moscow and started a bookselling business in St

Glebova Т.N. (1900-1985), artist

GLEBOVA Tatyana Nikolaevna (1900, St. Petersburg - 1985), painter and graphic artist. She studied in A. I. Savinov's studio in 1924-25 and under P. N. Filonov from 1925

Glier R.M., (1874-1956), composer

GLIER Reingold Moritsevich (1874-1956), composer, conductor, pedagogue, People's Artist of the USSR (1938), Doctor of Arts (1941). Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1900

Glinka Capella

THE GLINKA CAPELLA (Leningrad Academic Glinka Capella), 20 Moika River Embankment, the oldest professional choir. It takes its origin in the Choir of Sovereign’s Chorister Scribes established in Moscow in 1479 for singing at church services and

Glinka M.I., (1804-1857), composer

GLINKA Mikhail Ivanovich (1804-1857), composer. Lived in St. Petersburg from 1817; in 1818-22, studied at the Noble Boarding School of the Main Pedagogical Institute (164 Fontanka River Embankment). Glinka's tutor was W.K. Kuchelbecker

Glinka V.M. (1903 - 1983), historian

GLINKA Vladislav Mikhailovich (1903-1983), historian, art historian, writer, honoured culture worker of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1964)

Glubokovsky N.N. (1863-1937), theologian

GLUBOKOVSKY Nikolay Nikanorovich (1863-1937), church historian, theologian, Doctor of Theology (1897), corresponding member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1909)

Glukharka, river

GLUKHARKA, a river in the north-west of St. Petersburg. It used to flow off from the marshes situated west of Dolgoe lake. In the course of the building up of adjacent territory

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