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Nekrasov Memorial Museum Apartment

NEKRASOV MEMORIAL MUSEUM APARTMENT (36 Liteiny Avenue) is a branch of Pushkin All-Russian Museum. The museum was opened in 1946 with the participation of the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) on the poet’s 125th anniversary

Nekrasov N. A. (1821-1877), poet

NEKRASOV Nikolay Alexeevich (1821-1877, St. Petersburg), poet, prose writer. In 1838 came to St. Petersburg to enroll at the University (in 1839-40 audited classes as an irregular student), in contrary to his father's will

Nekrasova Street

NEKRASOVA STREET, known as Basseynaya Street before 1918, located between Liteyny Avenue and Grechesky Avenue. It was named after N. A. Nekrasov. It appeared in the first third of the 18th century leading to the pools that were opened to supply


NEOCLASSICISM (from the Latin сlassicus - exemplary), the style in art and architecture, based on the cult of reason and ideal order, the antique heritage being its source


NEOCLASSICISM, a traditionalist movement of the first half of the 20th century architecture, based on the assimilation of 18th - early 19th century Russian architecture. In St

Nepokorennykh Avenue

NEPOKORENNYKH AVENUE translated as the Avenue of the Unconquered, a part of the central ring road running between Muzhestva Square and Piskarevsky Avenue and crossing Kushelevka and Piskarevka

Neprintsev Y.M., (1909-1996), Artist

NEPRINTSEV Yury Mikhailovich (1909-1996, St. Petersburg) painter and graphic artist, people's artist of the USSR (1965), full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1970). He lived in Leningrad from 1934

Neradovsky Peter Nikolaevich (1875-1962), artist

NERADOVSKY Peter Nikolaevich (1875-1962), graphic artist, art historian and museum curator. He studied in the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1888-96) under Sergey Korovin and Leonid Pasternak and the Academy of Arts

Nesterov P.N. (1887-1914), aviator

NESTEROV Peter Nikolaevich (1887-1914), military aviator, founder of aerobatics. Graduated from the Officers School of Aeronautics (1912, memorial plaque - 7 Parkovaya Street)

Neva Battle (1240)

NEVA BATTLE (1240) is the name for the battle between Swedish forces and Russian retinue on the Neva River on 15 July 1240. The Swedes tried to capture the mouth of the Neva, Great Novgorod and Russia's only access to the Baltic Sea

Neva Bay

NEVA BAY is a shallow eastern end of the Gulf of Finland located between the Neva River and Kotlin Island (traditionally referred by citizens of St. Petersburg and sailors as "Marquis's Puddle")

Neva Bridgehead

NEVA BRIDGEHEAD ("Nevsky Pyatachok"). A bridgehead on the left side of the Neva River near the Moskovskaya Dubrovka settlement and the village of Arbuzovo, occupied by Soviet troops on the night of 20 September 1941

Neva Hotel

NEVA HOTEL. (17 Tchaikovsky Street). The building was reconstructed from a previously existing building (1902, architect P.A. Vinogradov). It was opened in 1913 (?)

Neva, journal

NEVA (3 Nevsky Prospect), a monthly illustrated literary journal, founded in 1955 as an organ of the Leningrad Writers' Organisation by A. I. Chernenko who became its first editor; later the journal was edited by S. I. Voronin, followed by А. F

Neva, river

NEVA, a river in the north-west of Russia, around which the city of St. Petersburg is located at the river mouth. The river issues from the Shlisselburg Bay of Lake Ladoga and enters the Neva Bay of the Gulf of Finland

Nevskaya Manufaktura, Factory

NEVSKAYA MANUFAKTURA (50 Oktyabrskaya Embankment), an open joint-stock company, manufacturer of woolen cloth, non-woven fabrics, and industrial cloth. Founded by English merchant J

Nevskaya Strike (1870)

NEVSKAYA STRIKE (1870),a workers' strike at the Nevskaya Cotton Manufactory (today it is part of the Kirov Spinning-Filar Industrial Complex). One of the first economic strikes in Russia

Nevskaya Zastava

NEVSKAYA ZASTAVA (outpost), a historical name of the territory along the left bank of the Neva River from Alexander Nevsky Lavra to Rybatskoe. It encompasses the following historical districts and localities: Steklyanny Settlement (Glass Settlement)

Nevskie Gate

NEVSKIE GATE, in Nevsky curtain of the Peter and Paul Fortress. It was constructed in 1703, rebuilt in stone in 1747-48. The architectural decor of the facade from the side of the Neva River was done in 1787 (architect N.A

Nevsky Arkhiv (The Neva Archive), almanac

NEVSKY ARKHIV (The Neva Archive), a historical and ethnographic collection printed biannually, circulating in St. Petersburg from 1993 (with 6 issues released by 2004), under the editorship of its compilers А. V. Kobak, А. I. Dobkin (until 1997), V

Nevsky Bibliofil (The Neva Bibliophile), almanac

NEVSKY BIBLIOFIL (The Neva Bibliophile), an almanac published annually illustrated publication of the St. Petersburg Free Society of Bibliophiles, founded in 1996 and edited by V. A

Nevsky District

NEVSKY DISTRICT, an administrative and territorial unit of St. Petersburg, with its administration located at 163 Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue. Formed in 1917, it was called Volodarsky District in 1920-49

Nevsky Forest Park

NEVSKY FOREST PARK is located on the North bank of the Neva, to the north-east of the village Novosaratovka (Vsevolozhsky District of the Leningrad Region). Nevsky Forest Park was laid out in 1937

Nevsky Plant

NEVSKY PLANT (51 Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue) open joint-stock company, an engineering plant, a leading supplier of equipment for gas pipelines, metallurgy, and chemical industry. Founded by mining engineers P. F. Semyannikov and V. A

Nevsky Prospect

NEVSKY PROSPECT known as Bolshaya Pershpektivnaya Road or Bolshaya Pershpektiva until 1738, Nevskaya Prospektivaya Street or Nevskaya Perspektiva in 1738-1780s, and 25 October Avenue in 1918-44 so named in memory of the October Revolution of 1917

Nevsky Settlement

NEVSKY SETTLEMENT (in the present-day academic literature, it is also called the Nevsky Estuary), a Russian trade settlement at the confluence of the Okhta River and the Neva River

Nevsky Society for Public Amusements Arrangement

NEVSKY SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC AMUSEMENTS ARRANGEMENT, a non-governmental organisation instituted on 9 September1891 by a group of Nevsky Zastava manufacturers. The society was preceded by an intellectuals' coterie headed by manufacturer V.P

New Holland

NEW HOLLAND (103 Moika River Embankment), a complex of storage facilities situated on the cognominal island (with an area of approximately 3 hectares), appearing in 1720 after the laying out of the Admiralty and Kryukov canals of the Moika River

New Martyrs (entry)

NEW MARTYRS, representatives of the Orthodox clergy and laity, who died for their faith after the revolution. The title of the Protomartyr of St. Petersburg Eparchy was given to Archpriest Ioann Kochurov, Prior of St

New Opposition

NEW OPPOSITION (Leningrad Opposition), a faction within the All-Union Communist Party, formed in 1925, with its strongest branch within the Leningrad party organization (hence the second name). Leaders of the New Opposition included G.E. Zinovyev, L

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