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Serebryakova Z.E., (1884-1967), Artist

SEREBRYAKOVA (Lansere by birth) Zinaida Evgenyevna (1884-1967) artist. The daughter of sculptor E. A. Lansere, sister of E. E. Lansere. From 1886, she lived in St. Petersburg in the house of her uncle N. L. Benois

Serebryany Pond

SERBRYANY POND (Silver) was created in 1856 as an element of a landscape park. It is located between Orbeli Street, Malaya Obyezdnaya Street and Institutsky Avenue and stretches parallel to the 2nd Muromsky Avenue

Sergeev K.M., (1910-1992), dancer

SERGEEV Konstantin Mikhailovich (1910 - 1992, St. Petersburg), dancer, ballet-master, pedagogue, People's Artist of the USSR (1957). In 1930-61, after graduating from the Leningrad choreographic School under V.I


SERGIEVKA (Sergiev Dacha). A palace and park along the Peterhof Road, in Old Peterhof, west of the Sobstvennaya Dacha. In the 18th century, two estates were situated on this territory. One of them, from 1721, belonged to Count A.I

Serno-Solovyevich N.A. (1834-1866), revolutionary

SERNO-SOLOVYEVICH Nikolay Alexandrovich (1834, St. Petersburg - 1866), public figure, man of letters. Upon graduating from Alexandrovsky Lyceum (1853) served at the State Chancellery; On 24 September 1858 submitted a petition to Emperor Alexander II

Serov A.N., (1820-1871), composer

SEROV Alexander Nikolaevich (1820 - 1871, St. Petersburg), composer, music critic, father of artist V.A. Serov. Graduated from the Legal School (1840), where he befriended V.V. Stasov

Serov V.A., (1865-1911), Artist

SEROV Valentin Alexandrovich (1865 - 1911, St. Petersburg) painter and graphic artist. Son of A. N. Serov. He studied at the Academy of Arts under I. E. Repin and P. P


SEROVO (until 1948 Vammelsuu), formerly a village, since 1998 - a municipal establishment forming a part of Kurortny District, in the recreational zone on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland

Servais A.F. (1807 - 1866), composer, cellist

SERVAIS Adrian Francois (1807-1866), Belgian virtuoso cellist, composer, teacher. Toured the capitals of Europe after graduating from the Conservatory of Brussels in 1834; from 1839 on he repeatedly visited St


SERVANTS, professional social group forming a part of the St. Petersburg population, consisted mainly of peasants who came to the capital in search for work (see Otkhodniki), the smaller part was comprised of petty bourgeoisie

Service Teams

SERVICE TEAMS, voluntary youth units for local air defence, formed to support Leningrad citizens during the siege of 1941-44. The first service team was formed in February 1942 on the initiative of the Primorsky District Committee of the All-Union

Service Wings of the Barracks for Disabled Veterans

Two stone service wings of the Disabled Veterans Barracks constitute the remains of the architectural ensemble, which was located here before, built by V.P. Stasov in 1821-1822 for placing Life Guard Disabled companies
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

Sestra, river

SESTRA, a river in the north-west of St. Petersburg, which flows through Sestroretsky District and Kurortny District. The Novgorod Pistsovye Books (Property Registers) of the 15th century record the river as Sestreya (from Finnish word meaning

Sestroretsk Instrumentation Plant

Sestroretsk Instrumentation Plant ( Sestroretsk, 2 Voskova Street) is an open joint-stock company, a tooling and machining enterprise and large producer of metal-cutting instruments

Sestroretsk, town

SESTRORETSK, formerly a town; since 1998, a municipal unit, the centre of the Kurortny District, located in the resort area on the Gulf of Finland's northern coast. As of 2001, the population totaled 32,200 inhabitants

Sestroretsky Razliv, lake

SESTRORETSKY RAZLIV is an artificial reservoir in the region of the city of Sestroretsk. It was built during the construction of the armory (see Sestroretsk Toolmaker) by putting up culverts on the Sestra River (hence


SETTLEMENTS (sloboda), St. Petersburg settlements set on separate territories and featuring homogeneous social structure. The population of a settlement is united by occupation, estate, parentage or religion

Sever Cafe

SEVER (North) (44 Nevsky Prospect). A cafe opened together with a confectioner's shop (see Quisisana) in the early 1960s on the premises of the former Teatralnoe (Theatre) Cafe

"Severnaya Palmyra"(North Palmyra)

"SEVERNAYA PALMYRA" (North Palmyra) is a poetic name of St. Petersburg that came into Russian literature in the second half of the 18th century. In the ancient times

Severnaya Pchela (Northern Bee), journal, newspaper

SEVERNAYA PCHELA (The Northern Bee), a political and literary newspaper, which appeared in 1825-64 and 1869-70. Until 1859 was under the editorship of its founder and publisher F. V. Bulgarin (in 1831-59 jointly with N. I

Severnoe Cemetery

SEVERNOE CEMETERY (called Uspenskoe before the 1950s; 3rd Pargolovo). Its area covers about 250 hectares (St. Petersburg's largest cemetery). It was established in 1874

Severny Textil, enterprise

SEVERNY TEXTIL (18 Bogatyrsky Avenue; 34 Kozhevennaya Line), a linen-making and cloth-selling enterprise. Founded in 1823 as Y. Lutsch Factory, it belonged to I. A. Voronin, Lutsch, and Chesher Joint-Stock Company from 1899

Severny Vestnik (Northern Herald), journal, 1885-1898

SEVERNY VESTNIK (Northern Herald), a literary, scientific and political journal, of populist (narodnik) orientation, which appeared in 1885-98 until 1889 under А. М. Evreinova's editorship

Severnye Tsvety (Northern Flowers), almanac

SEVERNYE TSVETY, Northern Flowers, a literary almanac, which appeared annually from 1825 until 1832 coming up with a total of eight issues. Founded and published by А. А

Severo-Primorskaya Part

SEVERO-PRIMORSKAYA PART, a territory to the north-west of St. Petersburg, between Lake Lakhtinsky Razliv, Bogatyrsky Avenue, Torfyanaya Road and Staraya Derevnya

Severo-Primorsky Forest Park

SEVERO-PRIMORSKY FOREST PARK is located on the northern shore of the Gulf of Finland. It stretches from Lisy Nos to Olgino. To the north of the park is the St. Petersburg -Vyborg freeway. The total area is 600 hectares and extends six kilometres

Severyanin I.V. (1887-1941), poet

SEVERYANIN Igor (born Igor Vasilievich Lotarev) (1887, St. Petersburg - 1941), poet. He lived in St. Petersburg until he was nine, then he studied in a professional school in Cherepovets. He returned to St. Petersburg in 1904

Sewage Water Treatment

SEWAGE WATER TREATMENT. There are five enterprises within the St. Petersburg Vodokanal dealing with sewage disposal (the North and South Drainage systems, and the Southwestern, Sestroretsk and Kolpino Vodokanal companies)

Sewerage System

SEWERAGE SYSTEM, wastewater treatment facilities. In the first quarter of the 18th century as the city territory grew, it was drained, and the system for discharge of surface water was built in the shape of plank-secured ditches along the city

Shakhmatov А.А., (1864-1920), philologist and historian

SHAKHMATOV Alexey Alexandrovich (1864-1920, Petrograd), philologist and historian, full member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences from 1894. He graduated from Moscow University with a major in history and philology in 1887. Lived in St

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