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Nobility State Land Bank

NOBILITY STATE LAND BANK (12 Admiralteyskaya Embankment). Founded in 1885 to support landownership, the bank was the most important link of the mortgage chain. The bank's activities covered the European part of Russia except for the Grand Duchy of

Noble Assembly

NOBLE ASSEMBLY, public club establishment, originating from the so-called Merchants Assembly that was founded in 1782 by a group consisting mainly of German merchants who had resigned from the Burger Club (Petty Bourgeois Assembly, or Schuster Club)


NOBLES, a social group within the St. Petersburg population. Nobility was a strict class that was divided by inheritance, and those who had received their title by merit for service (without the right to pass on their title through inheritance)

Nochlezhka (Shelter), a charitable foundation

NOCHLEZHKA (Shelter) (building No.27 Apraksin Dvor), a charitable foundation initiated in 1990 for making and development of the system for support of the homeless

North Western Department of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

NORTH WESTERN DEPARTMENT OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES situated at 12 Akademika Pavlova Street. It was established in 1998 on the basis of the St. Petersburg Bureau of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and the Northern Scientific

Northern Cable, the factory

Northern Cable (40 Kozhevennaya Line) was an open joint-stock company, the oldest factory in the country dealing in design and manufacturing of cable and conductors, mainly of complicated design

Northern Front of 1941

NORTHERN FRONT, joint armed forces of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Deployed on 24 June 1941 from the Leningrad Air Defence Force to defend the Soviet-Finnish border from the Barents Sea to the Baltic Sea

Northern Shipyard Plant

NORTHERN SHIPYARD PLANT (6 Korabelnaya Street) is an open joint-stock company, a large hi-tech factory building military ships, commercial ships, and complex nautical equipment

Northern Union of Russian Workers

NORTHERN UNION OF RUSSIAN WORKERS, the first underground revolutionary organization of workers in St. Petersburg. It was founded in 1876 with D.N. Smirnov, A.E. Gorodnichy, V.I. Savelyev, and S.I. Volkov at the head

Northwest Shipping Lines

NORTHWEST SHIPPING LINES (NWS) (the central office is located at 37 Bolshaya Morskaya Street), open joint-stock company (since 1991), one of the largest enterprises of St. Petersburg transport sector and the system of Russian river transport

Novaya Derevnya

NOVAYA DEREVNYA, a historical district in the north-west of St. Petersburg, on the right bank of the Bolshaya Nevka River, in the west it borders on Staraya Derevnya, in the east it is confined by the Chernaya Rechka River

Novaya Zhizn (New Life), newspaper (1917-1918)

NOVAYA ZHIZN (New Life), a public literary daily newspaper which appeared in Petrograd from 18 April (1 May) 1917 until 16 July 1918 (with a total of 354 issues). A. N. Tikhonov was the official publisher (real name А. Serebrov) but it was M

Novikov N.I. (1744-1818), journalist, publisher

NOVIKOV Nikolaiy Ivanovich (1744-1818), man of letters, journalist, publisher. Studied in the gymnasium affiliated to the Moscow University (1756-59). From 1762-67 and 1769-79 lived in St. Petersburg

Novo-Admiralteysky Island

NOVO-ADMIRALTEYSKY ISLAND, translated as New Admiralty Island, situated between the Bolshaya Neva River, Moika River, and Novo-Admiralteysky Canal. It was a part of Usadishche Island until the early 18th century

Novo-Admralty Canal

NOVO-ADMIRALTY CANAL (New Admiralty Canal) flowing from the confluence of the Moika River and the Admiraly Canal to the Bolshaya Neva was dug in the first quarter of the 18th century

Novo-Izmailovsky Avenue

NOVOIZMAILOVSKY AVENUE between Blagodatnaya Street and Konstitutsii Square. It was laid close to the former Korpusnoe Highway in the same direction as one of the three radial roads - Voznesensky Avenue and Izmailovsky Avenue (hence the name

Novo-Kamenny Bridge

NOVO-KAMENNY BRIDGE (also known as Vodoprovodny; Yamskoy, after Yamskaya Sloboda; Bolshoy Karetny; Granitny), over Obvodny Canal, at Ligovsky Avenue. The bridge was built in 1817-21 (engineer P.P

Novo-Kirpichny Bridge

NOVO-KIRPICHNY BRIDGE (called Kirpichny until 1908), over the Volkovka River, along the left embankment of Obvodny Canal. A wooden three-span bridge on brick abutments and piers shaped as cast-iron pillars was built in 1833 (engineer P.P. Bazen)


NOVO-KOVALEVO, a locality in the far east of St. Petersburg southwards from Post Kovalevo Railway Station of Vsevolozhskoe direction. The name is derived from a former settlement which in 1973 was incorporated within Krasnogvardeysky District of

Novo-Moskovsky Bridge

NOVO-MOSKOVSKY BRIDGE, over Obvodny Canal, along the line of Moskovsky Avenue. The bridge was built in 1808-1816 (architect V.I. Hastie), the span was covered by cast-iron tubbing vaults and rubble abutments faced with granite

Novo-Orlovsky Forest Park

NOVO-ORLOVSKY FOREST PARK is located in the north of St. Petersburg in Kolomyagi, west from Ozerki. The total area of the park is 144 hectares. The park was laid out in 1955 on the area of natural forests. The Kamenka River runs through it

Novo-Petergofsky Bridge

NOVO-PETERGOFSKY BRIDGE, over Obvodny Canal, linking Lermontovsky Avenue (former Novo-Petergofsky Avenue, hence the name) and Baltiiskogo Vokzala Square. A wooden three-span angular-shaped strutted beam bridge had been situated on this site since

Novodevichy Convent

NOVODEVICHY CONVENT OF HOLY RESURRECTION, located at 100 Moskovsky Avenue. An architectural monument. It was established in 1845 by order of Emperor Nicholas I, who decided to recreate the abolished Smolny Convent on a new location

Novodevichye Cemetery

NOVODEVICHYE CEMETERY (100 Moskovsky Avenue). Situated in the southern part of St. Petersburg. Founded in 1845, for the Novodevichy Convent; burials lasted from 1849 to the 1930s. Its area includes 10 hectares

Novoe vremya (The New Time), newspaper, 1868-1917

NOVOE VREMYA (The New Time), a political and literary newspaper, which appeared in 1868-1917. In 1876 A. S. Suvorin took over the publishing and turned Novoe Vremya into one of Russia's most popular newspapers, with a circulation reaching 60

Novosmolenskaya Embankment

NOVOSMOLENSKAYA EMBANKMENT known as Oktyabrskaya Embankment in 1976-87 and Smolenka River Embankment in 1987-89. It was laid downstream the Smolenka River along both banks of the straightened riverbed between Nalichnaya Street and Morskaya

Novy Mir Iskusstva (NOMI), (The New World of Art), journal

NOVY MIR ISKUSSTVA (The New World of Art) (NOMI: a journal of the cultural capital), an illustrated art periodical with the editorial office located at 39 Maly Avenue of the Petrogradskaya Side

Novy Port

NOVY PORT (New Port), a locality in the northern part of Gutuevsky Island. The name appeared in the late 19th century after the relocation of the Morskoy Trade Port

Novy Put (New Way), newspaper

NOVY PUT (New Way) a monthly illustrated literary journal on religion, philosophy and social issues which appeared in 1903-04 with the editorial office located at 88 Nevsky Prospect, and from July 1903 at 10 Saperny Lane


NYENSCHANTZ (the Swedish name for a fortification on the Neva; called Kantsy in Russian). A Swedish fortress and the town Nyen on the cape at the confluence of the Okhta River and the Neva River

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