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Philanthropic Society, Imperial

IMPERIAL PHILANTHROPIC SOCIETY, the largest charitable establishment of the19th - early 20th centuries in Russia. Founded on 16 May 1802 by Emperor Alexander I as the Beneficial Society for providing the poor with assistance of all kinds on

Philharmonic named after D.D. Shostakovich

PHILHARMONIC, Saint Petersburg Academy, named after D.D. Shostakovich, the oldest state concert establishment. Created in 1921 on the foundation of the former Court Orchestra (until 1896 the Court Chorus

Philharmonic Society

PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY, a musical, educational and trustee society, organisation of St. Petersburg professional musicians. It was established in 1802 as a charitable organisation, called the Aid Fund of Musicians’ Widows

Phoenix Restaurant

PHOENIX. A restaurant opened by the merchant Ivanov on 29 January 1833 on Alexandrinskaya Square (behind the building of the Alexandrinsky Theatre; today 2 Ostrovskogo Square), serving Russian and French cuisine

Physical Education and Sports (entry)

PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS. Russian amateur athletic activities date back to the first yacht club in Russia Nevsky Fleet, founded in 1718 by the order of tsar Peter the Great (see Yacht Clubs). In 1827 a swimming school was opened on the Neva

Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences

PHYSICAL INSTITUTE, located at 7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment, was established in 1725 as part of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences as the Physics Study (before 1912)

Pikalov Bridge

PIKALOV BRIDGE, over Griboedov Canal, on the right embankment of Kryukov Canal. It was named after the surname of the contractor, Pikalov, who built it in 1783-1785

Pimenov N.S. (1812-1864), sculptor

PIMENOV Nikolay Stepanovich (1812 - 1864, St. Petersburg), sculptor, the son of S. S. Pimenov. In 1824-33, studied at the Academy of Arts under his father and under S. I. Galberg

Pimenov R.I. (1931-1990), mathematician, human rights activist

PIMENOV Revolt Ivanovich (1931-1990), political scientist, human rights activist, Ph.D. (Doctor of Mathematics) (1969). Lived in Leningrad since 1948 (42 Voinova Street, today Shpalernaya Street)

Pimenov S.S. (1784-1833), sculptor

PIMENOV Stepan Stepanovich (1784 - 1833, St. Petersburg), sculptor. Father of N.S. Pimenov. Studied at the Academy of Arts (1795-1803) under M.I. Kozlovsky and I.P. Prokofyev

Pioneering Builders of Petersburg, Monument to the

PIONEERING BUILDERS OF PETERSBURG, MONUMENT TO THE, unveiled on 16 October 1995 in the park on Lesnoy Avenue, next to St. Sampson Cathedral where the first city cemetreies, the Orthodox one and the German one used to be located

Pionerskaya Square

PIONERSKAYA SQUARE between Zagorodny Avenue and the Young People's Theatre. It partly occupies the former vast ground of Semenovsky Lifeguard Regiment. Members of Petrashevsky's Circle were subjected to a mock execution in the ground in 1849 and

Pionersky Park

PIONERSKY PARK is located in Piskarevka District, between Mechnikova Avenue, Piskarevsky Avenue and Bestuzhevskaya Street. The total area of the park is 12.4 hectares, including seven hectares of lawn. It was laid out in 1968

Piotrovsky B.B., (1908-1990), archaeologist

PIOTROVSKY Boris Borisovich (1908, St. Petersburg - 1990, Leningrad), orientalist, archaeologist, museum worker, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1970), honoured worker of arts of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1964)

Pirogov Memorial General Clinic

PIROGOV MEMORIAL GENERAL CLINIC (51 Bolshoy Avenue, Vasilievsky Island) medical institution and limited company. It was opened in 1999 and carries out a wide number of surgical operations - from plastic surgery to the most difficult cavitary surgery

Pirogov Museum

PIROGOV MUSEUM, Memorial Pirogov Museum founded in 1890 on the basis of the Medical Assembly of the Pirogov Russian Surgical Society. Named after N. I. Pirogov, it was opened in 1898 in the building erected by subscription

Pirogov N. I., (1810-1881), surgeon

PIROGOV Nikolay Ivanovich (1810-1881), physician, teacher, public figure, Doctor of Medicine (1832), Corresponding Member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1847)

Pirogovskaya Embankment

PIROGOVSKAYA EMBANKMENT on the right bank of the Bolshaya Nevka River between Akademika Lebedeva Street and Maly Sampsonievsky Avenue. It consists of two sections. The first section, named after N. I

Pisarev D. I. (1840-1868), publicist, critic

PISAREV Dmitry Ivanovich (1840-1868), critic, publicist. From 1851 lived in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the History and Philosophy Department of the Petersburg University (1861; the article Our University Science is written in the form of ironic

Pisarev Modest Ivanovich (1844-1905), actor

PISAREV Modest Ivanovich (1844-1905, St. Petersburg), actor and writer. He graduated from the law department of the Moscow University (1865). He performed in amateur clubs of Moscow in 1860s, the Society of Lovers of Dramatic Art

Pisareva Street

PISAREVA STREET known as Shafirovskaya Street from the mid-19th century and named Alexeevskaya Street after Grand Prince Alexey Alexeevich in 1887-1923 who had a palace at 122 Moika River Embankment

Pisemsky A.F. (1821-1881), writer

PISEMSKY Alexey Feofilaktovich (1821-1881), writer, playwright. Graduated from the Second Mathematics Department of the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow University (1844). Lived in St


PISKAREVKA, an area to the north-east of St. Petersburg, to the north of Marshal Blucher Avenue and to the west of the railway junction line. It remained a neglected ground up to the beginning of the 19th century

Piskarevskoe Memorial Cemetrey

PISKAREVSKOE MEMORIAL CEMETREY (72 Nepokorennykh Avenue), the main site of mass burials of Leningrad residents who starved to death or perished during the siege of 1941-44

Piskarevsky Avenue

PISKAREVSKY AVENUE between Sverdlovskaya Embankment and the upper Okhta River near Novaya Village. It crosses Polyustrovo, Piskarevka (hence the name), and Ruchi

Piskarevsky Forest Park

PISKAREVSKY FOREST PARK is located between Butlerova Street, Vernosti Street, Amurskaya Street and Nepokorennykh Avenue. The total area of the park is 116 hectares. The forest park was laid out in 1962 on the basis of a natural forest


PITER is a colloquial name of St. Petersburg that appeared in the beginning of the 18th century as the abbreviation of the original city's name "Saint Peters-Burgh"


PLANETARIUM, located at 4 Alexandrovsky Park, was opened in 1959. It is supplied with state-of-the-art equipment for solar and stellar observations. The St. Petersburg Observatory contains the largest refracting telescope in the city

Plastpolimer, plant (32 Polyustrovsky Avenue)

PLASTPOLIMER (32 Polyustrovsky Avenue), an open joint-stock company, the leading scientific research and development institute in the field of research and development of plastic polymerisation products. It was created in 1969

Platonov S.F., (1860-1933), historian

PLATONOV Sergey Fedorovich (1860-1933), historian, member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1920). He lived in St. Petersburg from 1869. Graduated from the faculty of history and philology of the University of St. Petersburg in 1882

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