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Druzhinin A. V. (1824-1864), writer

DRUZHININ Alexander Vasilievich (1824, St. Petersburg - 1864) writer, critic, translator. On graduating from the Page Corps (1843) he served in the Finnish Life Guard Regiment

Dubrovin A. I. (1855-1921), public figure

DUBROVIN Alexander Ivanovich (1855-1921) was a doctor, political and public figure, State Counsellor. On graduating from the Medical Surgical Academy (1879) he served as a military doctor. From 1889, he worked in children's orphanages of St

Dudergofka, river

DUDERGOFKA (Duderhof, known as Dudorovka in the 18th century), a river in the south-west of St. Petersburg. The name originates from Duderhof Heights. The river emerges from Lake Duderhof (Dudergofskoe)

Dudergofsky Canal

DUDERHOFSKY CANAL was built during the improvement of the Peterhof Highway and Southern Primorsky Park. It was named after the Duderhofka River (the Canal covers the river's mouth)

Duderhof Heights

DUDERHOF HEIGHTS a group of hills of glacial origin in the south of St. Petersburg eastwards from Krasnoe Selo and the Ligovo-Gatchina Railway. In the early 18th century they were known as the Duderhof Hills later Duderhof Heights (from Lappish

Duderhof Lake (Krasnoye Selo)

Duderhof Lake is located in the southern end of Krasnoye Selo (in Mozhaysky and Villosi Villages) at true altitude of 79.9 meters. It has a natural lowering among moraine hills in the centre of Izhora Heights (hence the name Duderhof Heights)

Dudin M.A. (1916-1993), poet

DUDIN Mikhail Alexandrovich (1916-1993, St. Petersburg), poet, public figure. In 1937 entered the evening department of Faculty of Literature of the Ivanov Pedagogical Institute; in 1939 he was conscripted into the Army

Dudinskaya N.М.(1912-2003), ballet dancer, instructor

DUDINSKAYA Natalia Mikhailovna (1912-2003, St. Petersburg), ballet dancer, People's Artist of the USSR (1957), Honorary Citizen of St. Petersburg (1998). Graduated from the Leningrad Choreography School under of A. Y. Vaganova in 1931


DUEL (single combat, satisfaction), singe combat of two individuals with the same weapons (epee, sabre, pistol, rarely - others) and in fair conditions, held according to definite rules in the presence of witnesses (seconds) from both parties at the

Dukhov N.L. (1904-1964), weapons engineer

DUKHOV Nikolay Leonidovich (1904-64) was a weapons engineer and Lieutenant General (1954), Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1953), Hero of Socialist Labour (1945, 1949, and 1954)

Duma of Six Members

DUMA OF SIX MEMBERS, an elected executive organ of city self-government. The Duma was formed according to the Imperial Decree to Cities of 1785. It was appointed concurrently with the General City Duma in January 21 1786

Dume Restaurant

DUME RESTAURANT (15 Malaya Morskaya Street / 7 Gorokhovaya Street). Opened in the early 1820s by Andrieux, a former French Prisoner of War of 1812 who stayed in Russia. D. V. Venevitinov, F. V

Dunaevsky I.O., (1900-1955), composer

DUNAEVSKY Isaak Osipovich (1900-1955), composer, pianist, director of music and theatrical groups, people's artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1950). Graduated from Kharkov Conservatory, he lived in Leningrad in 1929-41

Dunaysky Avenue

DUNAYSKY AVENUE, running from Predportovaya Street to Sofiyskaya Street, through Srednaya Rogatka and Kupchino. The avenue was named after the Danube River in 1968

Durnovo P.P. (1835-1919), statesman and public figure

DURNOVO Peter Pavlovich (1835 - 1919, Petrograd), statesman and public figure, Infantry General (1890), Adjutant General (1905). Graduated from the Page Corps in 1853 and the Imperial Military Academy in 1855

Dussault Restaurant

DUSSAULT RESTAURANT (11 Bolshaya Morskaya Street). Opened in the late 1830s by restaurateur Legrand, in the 1850s restaurateur Dussault became its owner. The restaurant was famous for its cuisine (N.A


DUTCH, an ethnic community within the St. Petersburg population. The Dutch language is related to the Germanic group of Indo-European languages. They are Protestant and Catholic (those living in St. Petersburg are mostly Protestant)

Dutch Reformed Church

DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH, located at 20 Nevsky Prospeсt. A monument of classicist architecture. It was erected in 1831-34 (architect P.P. Jacot). The facade of the church is decorated with a Corinthian portico containing a high relief in the tympanum

Dvortsovaya Embankment

DVORTSOVAYA EMBANKMENT (Palace Embankment), called Verkhnaya Naberezhnaya Street or First Verkhnaya Embankment beginning in 1738; in the 1740s-90s, it was known as Millionnaya Embankment; from 1923 to 1944 it was called Devyatogo Yanvarya Embankment

Dvortsovy Bridge

DVORTSOVY BRIDGE (1918-52 Republican Bridge, in honour of the Soviet Republic), across the Bolshaya Neva, joining Dvortsovy Passage with Birzhevaya (Stock Market) Square. Named after the Winter Palace

Dyagilev S.P., (1872-1929), worker of theatre and arts

DYAGILEV Sergey Pavlovich (1872-1929), theatrical and artistic figure, publisher and critic. He lived in St. Petersbrug from 1890. Graduated from Petersburg University with a major in law in 1896

Dybenko P.E. (1889-1939), revolutionary, statesman

DYBENKO Pavel Efimovich (1889-1938), Soviet military officer and party figure. Army commander of the second rank (1935). In 1911 he was conscripted into the Baltic Fleet

Dyuny (Dunes), area

DYUNY (Dunes), an area in the north part of Sestroretsk, on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. The name is conditioned by the terrain structure: sand-dunes covered with a pine forest

Dyuny, Forest Park

DYUNY, a Forest Park, spreading out along the coast of the Gulf of Finland forming a strip of approximately 13 by 3-4 km between the northern outskirts of Sertroretsk and Solnechnoe village

Dyur N.O. (1807-1839), actor

DYUR Nikolay Osipovich (1807 - 1839, St. Petersburg), actor. After receiving training in ballet and drama at the Theatre College in St. Petersburg in 1829, he joined the Russian court drama company

Dzerzhinsky F.E. (1877-1926), revolutionary, statesman

DZERZHINSKY Felix Edmundovich (1877-1926), Soviet party figure and statesman. In 1887-96, he studied at the Vilno Gymnasium (did not graduate); from 1895, he took part in the Polish and Russian social democratic movement; was arrested and exiled

Dzhambula Lane

DZHAMBULA LANE, running between the Fontanka River Embankment and Zagorodny Avenue. Known as Leshtukov (Lestokov) Lane until 1952. The lane was laid in the first half of the 18th century

Dzhanelidze I. I. (Y. Y.), (1883-1950), surgeon

DZHANELIDZE Iustin Ivlianovich (Yustin Yulianovich) (1883-1950, Leningrad) was surgeon, academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1944), Lieutenant General of Medical Service (1943), Hero of Socialist Labour (1945)

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