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Vecherny Peterburg (The Evening Petersburg), newspaper

VECHERNY PETERBURG (The Evening Petersburg) (until 1991 was known as Vecherny Leningrad), a city newspaper. The newspaper's history traditionally dates back to 17 October 1917, when the first bolshevik evening newspaper Rabochy i Soldat

Vedeneev Institute of Hydraulic Engineering

VEDENEEV ALL-RUSSIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HYDRAULIC ENGINEERING, situated at 21 Gzhatskaya Street. It was founded in 1921 on the initiative of Professor G. K. Riesenkampf and N. N


VEGETATION. St. Petersburg is situated in the Southern Taiga subzone characterised by a dominance of coniferous forests with grass and shrub formations. Prior to active human settlement the Neva Lowland and the coast of the Gulf of Finland were

Velodromes (entry)

VELODROMES. The first velodrome in St. Petersburg with the seating capacity of 10,000 spectators was opened in 1895 on the Kamenny Island; for a short period cycle tracks functioned in Strelna

Velyaminov N. A., (1855 - 1920), surgeon

VELYAMINOV Nikolay Alexandrovich (1855, St. Petersburg - 1920, Petersburg), surgeon, organiser of hospitals, public figure, Doctor of Medicine(1883), Professor (from 1885), Academician of the Military Medical Academy (1913), court medic (1897)

Venediktov A.V.(1887-1959), lawyer

VENEDIKTOV Anatoly Vasilievich (1887-1959, Leningrad), lawyer, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958), honoured worker of science of the USSR (1942). Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of St

Vengerov S.A., (1855-1920), historian of literature, bibliographer

VENGEROV Semen Afanasievich (1855-1920, Petrograd), historian literature, bibliographer, public figure. Since 1868, Vengerov lived in St. Petersburg, where he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Petersburg University in 1879

Vengerov V.Y. (1920-1997), film director

VENGEROV Vladimir Yakovlevich (1920-1997, St. Petersburg), film director, People's Artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in 1976. He graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography as a qualified director in

Veniamin (Kazansky), Venerable Martyr (1874-1922), Metropolitan of Petrograd and Gdov in 1917-1922

VENIAMIN (born Vasily Pavlovich Kazansky) (1873-1922, railway station of Porokhovye near St. Petersburg), religious figure. Kazansky took monastic vows under the name of Veniamin in 1895. After graduating from St


VEPS, an ethnic community in Leningrad Region (Boxitogorsky, Lodeinopolsky, Podporozhsky districts), South Karelia and Western Vologodskaya Region. The Veps language belongs to the Finno-Ugric group of the Uralic language family

Vereteno Spinning Factory

VERETENO (223-225 Obvodny Canal Embankment), open joint-stock company, one of the oldest enterprises of spinning production. It was founded as Kalininskaya (later Russian) cotton-spinning manufactory in 1835

Vereysky G.S., (1886-1962), graphic artist

VEREYSKY Georgy Semenovich (1886-1962, Leningrad), graphic artist, full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1949), people's artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1962). He studied in Kharkov and was a student of M. V

Vernadsky V.I., (1863-1945), chemist

VERNADSKY Vladimir Ivanovich (1863, St. Petersburg - 1945), chemist, mineralogist and crystallographer, Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1912), the Russian Academy of Sciences (1917), and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1925)

Verst Posts (Milestones)

VERST POSTS (Milestones), road signs in the form of granite or marble obelisks; that were placed along the roads from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo and Peterhof one verst apart

Ves Peterburg (Entire St. Petersburg)

VES PETERBURG (Entire St. Petersburg), yellow and white pages directory, was published annually by the A. S. Suvorin (Publishing) Society in 1894-1917 (in 1914-17 was known as Ves Petrograd by the analogy with the directory Vsya Moskva

Veselnaya Street

VESELNAYA STREET (Oar Street), between Bolshoy Avenue and Sredny Avenue of Vasilievsky Island, in the region of the Harbour. The road was built in the 1730s and named Eighth Line and Ninth Line in the early 19th century

Veselovsky A.N., (1838-1906), literature historian

VESELOVSKY Alexander Nikolaevich (1838-1906, St. Petersburg), literature historian, Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1880). Graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of Moscow University (1858)

Vesely Poselok

VESELY POSELOK, an area in the south-east of St. Petersburg, on the right bank of the Neva River, between Dybenko Street, Bolshevikov Avenue and Novoselov Street

Vestnik Evropy (The Herald of Europe), 1866-1918

VESTNIK EVROPY (The Herald of Europe), a history and political science journal, from 1868 - it printed articles on history, politics and literature, from 1910 science, politics and literature

Vestnik izyashchnykh iskusstv (Fine Arts Reporter), journal

VESTNIK IZYASHCHNYKH ISKUSSTV (Fine Arts Reporter), journal of the fine arts. It was published on the initiative of the Academy of Arts in 1883-90 (in 1883 - four issues came out

Vestnik Partii Narodnoy Svobody (Herald of the Party of People's Freedom), journal

VESTNIK PARTII NARODNOY SVOBODY, (Herald of the Party of People's Freedom), a social-political weekly journal of the Central Committee of the Constitutional Democratic Party (Party of People's Freedom, hence the name)

Veteranov Avenue

VETERANOV AVENUE, translated as Veterans' Avenue, between Podvodnika Kuzmina Street and Pionerstroya Street. It was laid in 1960-70s through Dachnoe, Ulyanka, Ligovo, and Sosnovaya Polyana

Viardot-Garcia P. (1821-1910), singer

VIARDOT-GARCIA Michel Pauline Fernanda (1821-1910), French singer (mezzo-soprano) of Spanish origin, pedagogue, composer. Daughter and pupil of M. Garcia, also took lessons from F. Liszt (pianoforte) and other composers

Victims of Political Repressions, Monuments,

MONUMENTS TO THE VICTIMS OF POLITICAL REPRESSIONS, the foundation stone of the monument To the Victims of Political Repressions in Petrograd -Leningrad was laid in 1990 on Revolyutsii Square that was given its historical name, Troitskaya Square

Victims of the Revolution, Monuments to the

VICTIMS OF THE REVOLUTION, MONUMENTS TO THE. The first monument To the fighters for the revolution was erected on the Field of Mars. On the 23 March (5 April, New Style) 1917, a ceremonial funeral took place here: 184 out of 1

Vielgorsky Mikhail Yuryevich and Vielgorsky Matvey Yurievich, Counts, musicians

VIELGORSKY MIKHAIL YURYEVICH AND VIELGORSKY MATVEY YURIEVICH, Counts, musicians, patrons of art, brothers ("brothers of harmony"). Born in St. Petersburg. Their father authored drama and musical works, worked as a parlour musician

Vienna Restaurant

VIENNA restaurant opened in the 1870s by entrepreneur F.I. Rotin in his house at the corner of 8 Gorokhovaya Street and 13 Malaya Morskaya Street (rebuilt in 1875-77, architect I.P. Maas)

Viktor Dmitrievich Kuskov (1924 – 1983)

V.D. Kuskov was awarded the Title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on July 22, 1944 for courage and bravery demonstrated during performance of a special duty and for saving of the commander and the senior lieutenant from the motor boat on fire. V.D

Viktor Ivanovich Tikhonov (1911 – 1979)

V.I. Tikhonov was awarded the Title of the Hero of the Soviet Union on March 06, 1945 for assault landing on Dago and Osel Islands and support of the base area occupation. 10 enemy ships were sunk under his command. V.I

Vinaver M. M. (1863-1926), public figure

VINAVER Maxim Moiseevich (1862 or 1863-1926) was a public and political figure, and lawyer. On graduating from the Faculty of Law of Warsaw University (1886), he became an assistant to an attorney (from 1904 an attorney in St. Petersburg)

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