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Roshchina-Insarova Е.N. (1883-1970), actress

ROSHCHINA-INSAROVA Ekaterina Nikolaevna (nee Pashennaya) (1883-1970), actress, actor N. P. Roshchin-Insarov's daughter and actress V. N. Pashennaya's sister. She made her debut in 1897 and appeared on stage in the country, as well as at F. A

Rossi C.I. (1775-1849), architect

ROSSI Carl Ivanovich (Carlo Giovanni) (1775-1849, St. Petersburg), architect. The son of the court ballerina G. Lepik. Graduated from the Peterschule in St. Petersburg, apprenticed architecture with V

Rostral Columns

ROSTRAL COLUMNS, columns with decorative rostrums (with ship bows). The first two rostrum columns, Chesmenskaya and Moreiskaya, were built in the 1770s at Tsarskoe Selo (near Pushkin) in memory of the victories of the Russian fleet (see Russian

Rovinsky D.A. (1824-1895), art historian

ROVINSKY Dmitry Alexandrovich (1824-1895), lawyer, archaeograph, art historian and collector, Associate (1881) and Honorary Fellow of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1883), Honorary Fellow of the Academy of Arts (1870)

Rowing Clubs

ROWING CLUBS. The rowing activities began in St. Petersburg upon the foundation of Nevsky Flot club by Tsar Peter the Great in 1718. Later the so-called popular rowing was separated from athletic professional rowing

Rozanov V. V. (1856-1919), writer, publicist

ROZANOV Vasily Vasilievich (1856-1919), essayist, critic, publicist. Graduated from the History and Philosophy Department of the Moscow University (1882). From 1893-1917 resided in St. Petersburg

Rozhdestvensky D.S., (1876-1940), physicist

ROZHDESTVENSKY Dmitry Sergeevich (1876, St. Petersburg - 1940, Leningrad), physicist, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1929). The husband of O.A. Dobiash-Rozhdestvenskaya. In 1900, he graduated from the University of St

Rozhdestvensky V.A. (1895-1977), poet

ROZHDESTVENSKY Vsevolod Alexandrovich (1895, Tsarskoe Selo of St. Petersburg province - 1977, Leningrad), a poet. He graduated from the First St. Petersburg Gymnasia and began to appear in the press in 1910

Rubin, Central Design Office of Naval Equipment of the Russian Agency for Shipbuilding

RUBIN, Central Design Office for Naval Equipment of the Russian Shipbuilding Agency, located at 90 Marata Street, was established in 1900-02 by professional naval architect I. G. Bubnov

Rubini G. (1794-1854), singer

RUBINI Giovanni Battista (1794-1854), Italian singer (tenor). Made his first appearance in 1814 subsequently, excelling as a vocal performer in G. Rossini's, V. Bellini's and G. Donizetti's operas

Rubinstein A.G., (1829-1894), composer

RUBINSTEIN Anton Grigorievich (1829-1894, Peterhof), pianist, composer, director, pedagogue, public figure. Became famous at the age of 12 over his first Europe tour in 1840-43

Rubinsteina Street

RUBINSTEINA STREET (from 1739 - Golovin Lane, after house-owner Count F.A. Golovin; from 1798 - Troitsky Lane, after the Metochion of Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius located at 44 Fontanka River Embankment, in 1887-1929 Troitskaya Street)


RUBLEVIKI, the historical name of an area to the north-east of St. Petersburg, between Bolshaya Okhta, Polyustrovo and Porokhovye. In 1913, a junction line of Finlyandskaya railroad was built through Rubleviki and the railway platform of the same


RUCHYI, an area to the north-east of St. Petersburg, to the north of Piskarevka. It was named after a village located on the banks of Murinsky Stream (the site where it intersects present-day Grazhdansky Avenue) from the late 18th century to the

Rudakov K.I., (1891-1949), Artist

RUDAKOV Konstantin Ivanovich (1891 St. Petersburg - 1949) graphic artist, water colour painter. He was trained at the Academy of Arts from 1913 to 1922 under D. N. Kardovsky; taught there from 1930

Rudnev L.V. (1885-1956), architect

RUDNEV Lev Vladimirovich (1885-1956), architect, artist, graphic artist. Graduated from the Academy of Arts (1915; studied in the class of L.N. Benois), professor of the Academy of Arts, and head of the workshop (1922-48)

Rukhin Evgeny Lvovich (1943-1976), artist

RUKHIN Evgeny Lvovich (1943-1976, Leningrad), artist. He studied at the geological department of the Leningrad State University (1961-66). In 1964-65 visited lectures at the Leningrad Mukhina Highest Artistic and Industrial School

Rumyantsev Family

RUMYANTSEV FAMILY, a noble family (from 1743 a family of Counts), known since the late 14th century. Those most closely associated with St. Petersburg include Peter Alexandrovich Rumyantsev (1725-1796), Count (1743) and Field Marshal General (1775)

Rumyantsev Museum

RUMYANTSEV MUSEUM was opened on 28 May, 1831 in the house of Count N. P. Rumyantsev (44 Angliiskaya Embankment; see Rumyantsev House) transferred to the treasury in 1828 together with its collections and the library (over 30,000 volumes)

Rumyantsevsky Garden

RUMYANTSEVSKY GARDEN (Solovievsky Garden) is located on Vasilievsky Island, on the right bank of the Bolshaya Neva, between the First and Second lines of Vasilievsky Island. The garden was laid out in 1865-67. It was designed by architect N. N

Rumyantsevsky Obelisk

RUMYANTSEVSKY OBELISK was erected by the order of Emperor Pavel I to commemorate the victories of Field Marshal General, Count P.A. Rumyantsev-Zadunaysky (see the Rumyantsevs) in the Russo-Turkish War of 1787-91


RUSANOVKA, an area to the south-east boundary of St. Petersburg, at the end of Oktyabrskaya Embankment, on the site where the Utka River flows into the Neva. The region was named after landlords Rusanov

Rusca L.I. (1762-1822), architect

RUSCA Luigi (Aloizy Ivanovich) (1762-1822), architect, representative of late Neoclassicism. Court architect (1802), honorary associate of the Academy of Arts (1815). Of Swiss origin, he studied in Italy. In 1783, he came to St

Russian Academy

RUSSIAN ACADEMY, a research centre for studying Russian language, literature and history. It was established in St. Petersburg in 1783. It specialized in compiling concise and specialised dictionaries

Russian Academy of Sciences

RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, the highest scientific institution in Russia. It was founded in St. Petersburg after Emperor Peter the Great's project for the academy was approved by the Senate on 28 January 1724

Russian Artistic and Industrial Society

RUSSIAN ARTISTIC AND INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY in St. Petersburg was established in 1904 on the initiative of graduate students and tutors of the Central School of Technical Drawing

Russian Bank for Foreign Trade

RUSSIAN BANK FOR FOREIGN TRADE, a private joint-stock bank. Founded in 1871, the bank shared the 3d and 4th places with Azovsko-Donskoy Bank before World War I of 1914-18. It had 76 branches

Russian Bank of Commerce and Industry

RUSSIAN BANK OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (called Russian Commercial Bank of Commerce and Industry before 1907), a joint-stock commercial bank, opened in 1890. It was among the largest banks by 1914

Russian Botanical Society of the Russian Academy of Sciences

RUSSIAN BOTANICAL SOCIETY of the Russian Academy of Sciences, situated at 2 Professora Popova Street. It was founded in Petrograd in December 1915 at a congress of representatives of botanical institutions from various Russian cities

Russian Diesel Engine Plant

RUSSIAN DIESEL ENGINE PLANT (17 Vyborgskaya Embankment) is an open joint-stock company, the largest Russian plant manufacturing Diesel engines, the leading company of this branch

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