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MARTYSHKINO, formerly a settlement, in 1997 it was incorporated into the town of Lomonosov and is located westwards from Old Peterhof; also by the railway station along the line Saint Petersburg - Lomonosov

Marx A.F., (1838-1904), publisher

MARX Adolf Fedorovich (1838-1904, St. Petersburg), publisher. An emigrant from Germany, he came to St. Petersburg in 1859 summoned by booksellers F.A. Bitepazh and I.K. Kalugin to arrange the German section of their book trade

Maslobuyansky Canal

MASLOBUYANSKY CANAL (the Maslyany (Oil) Canal, the Maslyany Buyan Ditch) was constructed in the southeast Vasilievsky Island in the middle of the 18th century. It was named after the now non-existent Maslyany Buyan

Maslov S. Y. (1939-1982), human rights activist

MASLOV Sergey Yurievich (1939, Leningrad - 1982) was a human rights activist, Ph.D. in Mathematics (1972). On graduating from the Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics of Leningrad State University (1961) he worked in the Leningrad Department of the

Masonic Lodges

MASONIC LODGES, associations (meetings) of the followers of the religious-ethical doctrine (masonry), urging people to unite on the principles of equality, mutual aid and fraternal love


MASQUERADES, masquerade balls. A sort of a carnival where people wear masks. In Russia masquerades were put into practice by Tsar Peter the Great in the early 18th century (the larks of Drunkumenical Council

Mass Residential Construction (entry)

MASS RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION. Started from the middle of the 1920s with the erection of apartment blocks. The first ones were erected in 1925-27, on Traktornaya Street (in 1927, 140,000 sq. metres of apartment houses were introduced)

Master class, festival

MASTER CLASS, an international art festival started by artists A. A. Mamedinov and T. G. Semenova, held annually in June since 1993. The festival hosts exhibitions of paintings, graphics, applied and decorative arts

Masters of Analytical Art

MASTERS OF ANALYTICAL ART (MAI), the Collective of Masters of Analytical Art, the Filonov School, an artistic union organized by Filonov's students of the Academy of Arts in 1925

Mate V.V., (1856-1917), Artist

MATE Vasily Vasilievich (1856-1917, Petrograd) engraver and teacher. He studied at the School of Drawing at the Artists Encouragement Fund in1870-75, under L. A. Seryakov, and at the Academy of Arts in 1875-80, under F. I. Iordan

Matisov Bridge

MATISOV BRIDGE (Sukharny), over the Pryazhka River, links the left embankment of the Moika River with Matisov Island (hence the name). In 1737, a timber girder bridge stood here

Matisov Canal

MATISOV CANAL is located in the southwest of St. Petersburg westwards from Yuzhno-Primorsky Park. The canal was excavated in the second half of the 20th century in the left bank lows of Duderhof Canal amidst swampy surrounding of Neva Lowland

Matisov Island

MATISOV ISLAND situated between the Bolshaya Neva River, Moika River, and Pryazhka River. It is 26 hectares in area, 700 metres long, and 500 metres wide. In the early 18th century, it was called Kalasaari translated as Sloping Island from Finnish

Matrenushka-Bosonozhka (Matrenushka the Barefooted) (1840s-1911)

MATRENUSHKA-BOSONOZHKA (Matrenushka the Barefoot) (born Matrona Petrovna Mylnikova) (1840s - 1911, St. Petersburg), schema nun. Born to a peasant family in Kostroma province and never educated

Matrosskaya Sloboda

MATROSSKAYA SLOBODA (Sailors' Settlement), a settlement founded in the early 18th century on the right bank of the Okhta River, opposite the confluence of the Okhta River and Okkervil River

Matsievich L.M. (1877-1910), engineer, pilot

MATSIEVICH Lev Markovich (1877-1910, St. Petersburg), military engineer, one of the first Russian aviators. Graduated from Kharkov Technological Institute (1901), Nikolaevskaya Naval Academy (1906)

Matveev A.M., (between 1701 and 1704-1739), Artist

MATVEEV Andrey Matveevich (between 1701 and 1704-1739, St. Petersburg) artist. He was the first Russian artist to ever receive a western European art education

Matveev A.T., (1878-1960), sculptor

MATVEEV Alexander Terentievich (1878-1960), sculptor, honoured Worker of Art of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1931), doctor of art criticism (1939)

Matveevsky Bridge

MATVEEVSKY BRIDGE (until 1919 Tyuremny (Prison) Bridge, deriving its name from the neighbouring gaol Lithuanian Castle), over Krykov Canal, along the Moika River Embankment. It was renamed in memory of a revolutionary hero S.M. Matveev (1888-1918)

Matyushin M.V. (1861-1934), Artist, Composer

MATYUSHIN Mikhail Vasilievich (1861-1934, Leningrad) artist, violinist, composer. He was an outstanding figure of the Petersburg artistic avant-guard. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire in 1881

Mavrodin V.V., (1908-1987), historian

MAVRODIN Vladimir Vasilievich (1908-1987, Leningrad), historian, PhD in History (1940). Graduated from the faculty of Linguistics and Material Culture Studies of the State Leningrad University in 1930

Maximilianovskaya City Hospital

MAXIMILIANOVSKAYA CITY HOSPITAL No. 28 (1-3 Dekabristov Street) was founded in 1850 with the funding of private donations as St. Lazarus Clinic, intended for incoming patients of both sexes. It was located in the house of architect A.K

May Fires of 1862

MAY FIRES OF 1862, a set of catastrophic fires caused by unexpected warm and dry weather. Started on 15 and 16 May (on 16 May, several houses burnt in the Ligovka District), and lasted until the end of the month

May Strikes ("Maevki").

MAY STRIKES ("Maevki"), secret gatherings of workers in the suburbs during pre-revolutionary Russia, in honour of the international workers solidarity celebration on 1 May, called May Day

Mayakovskogo Street

MAYAKOVSKOGO STREET, between Nevsky Prospect and Kirochnaya Street. It was built in the first half of the 18th century, and was called Srednyaya Pershpektivaya, in the middle of 19th century - Shestilavochnaya Street

Mayakovsky Library, central, municipal

MAYAKOVSKY LIBRARY, central, municipal, public (44 Fontanka Embankment), dates back to the athenaeum, founded in 1868 by A.A. Cherkesov. In 1919, it was reorganised into the Central Municipal Library

Mayakovsky V.V. (1893-1930), poet

MAYAKOVSKY Vladimir Vladimirovich (1893-1930), poet. Studied at Kutais Gymnasium and in the Moscow School for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. He visited St

Maykov A.N. (1821-1897), poet

MAYKOV Apollon Nikolaevich (1821 - 1897, St. Petersburg), poet, prose writer, corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1853), privy counsellor (1888). Lived in St. Petersburg from 1833

Maykov Literary and Artistic Salon

MAYKOV LITERARY AND ARTISTIC SALON of the 1830-50s was hosted by the Maykovs in Adam House on 51 Bolshaya Sadovaya Street. Masters of the salon were: academician of painting N. A. Maykov and writer E. P

Maykov V.I. (1730-1778), poet, playwright

MAYKOV Vasily Ivanovich (1730-1778) poet, playwright, brigadier (1775). He received no systematic education. He lived in St. Petersburg in 1747-61 (he served in the Semenovsky Life-guards Regiment) and in 1768-75

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