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Platonova Y.F., (1841-1892), singer

PLATONOVA (nee Garder; married Tvaneva) Yulia Fedorovna (1841-1892, St. Petersburg), opera singer (lyric drama soprano), chamber singer. Studied singing under Postel, Director of the Mitavsky Musical Society

Platz - Drill Grounds (entry)

PLATZ (from German "Platz" - square) is a large and flat area (squares, waste grounds) for drills and army training. The first platz (drill square) in St. Petersburg was Mars Field

Plavilschikov Publishing House

PLAVILSHIKOV PUBLISHING HOUSE, established in 1794 by Vasily Alexeevich Plavischikov (1768-1823) on the basis of I. Krylov and Co publishing house accommodated in I.I. Betskoy's house at 1 Millionnaya Street

Plekhanov G.V. (1856-1918), revolutionist

PLEKHANOV Georgy Valentinovich (1856-1918), political figure, publicist. Upon graduating from Voronezh Military School (1873), entered Konstantinovsky Military College

Plekhanov State Mining Institute, St. Petersburg

PLEKHANOV STATE MINING INSTITUTE, St. Petersburg, (the Technical University), located at 2 Twenty-First Line of Vasilievsky Island is the oldest technical institution of higher education in Russia

Pleshcheev A.N. (1825-1893), poet

PLESHCHEEV Alexey Nikolaevich (1825-1893), poet, prose writer, playwright, translator. Lived in St. Petersburg from 1839. Studied at the School of Guard Sergeants and Cavalry Cadets (1840-42)

Pletnev P. A. (1792-1865), poet, critic, publisher

PLETNEV Peter Alexandrovich (1791-1865), critic, poet, publisher, pedagogue, privy councillor (1856), member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1841). In 1819 became a member of the Free Society for the Friends of the Russian Philology

Plotnikov, М. М. (1901-1992), architect-restorer

PLOTNIKOV Mikhail Mikhailovich (1901, St. Petersburg 1992, Leningrad), architect-restorer. Graduated from the Academy of Arts (1943). Architect of the special research and production association Restavrator (Restorer)

Pobedonostsev K.P. (1827-1907), statesman

POBEDONOSTSEV Konstantin Petrovich (1827-1907, St. Petersburg), statesman, lawyer, writer and translator, Full Privy Councilor (1883), Personal Secretary (1894). Graduated from the Jurisprudence College in St. Petersburg in 1846

Pobedy Square

POBEDY SQUARE located at the intersection of Moskovsky Avenue, Moskovskoe Freeway, Pulkovskoe Freeway and Krasnoputilovskaya Street, and Ordzhonikidze Street. Until 1962

Pochtamtskaya Street

POCHTAMTSKAYA STREET, between St. Isaac's Square and Konnogvardeisky Lane. The road was built in the first quarter of the 18th century, in the 1730s it was known as Pushkarskaya Street (after Pushkarskaya, meaning Artillerymen, settlement)

Pochtamtsky Bridge

POCHTAMTSKY BRIDGE (Post Office Bridge), over the Moika River, beside Prachechny Lane. The bridge was built in 1823-24 (engineers V.K. Traitteur, V.A. Khristianovich) as a chain pedestrian bridge to replace a four-span wooden beam bridge that had

Podvoysky N.I. (1880-1948), a revolutionist, statesman and military leader

PODVOYSKY Nikolay Ilyich (1880-1948), Soviet party worker and statesman. Graduated from the Demidov School of Law in Yaroslavl (1905). From 1907, he was in St Petersburg; in 1908, he was one of the leaders of the Zerno Bolshevik Publishing House

Podyacheskaya Bolshaya Street

PODYACHESKAYA BOLSHAYA STREET located between Griboedova Canal and the Fontanka River. The name was given in the second half of the 18th century after the occupation of its residents - podyachie (petty officers)

Podyacheskaya Srednaya Street

PODYACHESKAYA SREDNAYA STREET joins Griboedova Canal Embankment in its bend in the region of its intersection with Rimskogo-Korsakova Avenue. Since 1739 - Prikaznaya Admiralteiskaya Street

Podzorny Island

PODZORNY ISLAND (Observation Island) is a defunct island that was situated at the mouth of the Fontanka River and was about two hectares in area. It was named after the Observation House situated on the island in the early 18th century

Poets Guild

POETS GUILD is the name for three poetic unions which existed in St. Petersburg (Petrograd) in 1911-22. The first Poets Guild (1911-14) founded by N. S. Gumilev and S. M

Poklonnaya Hill

POKLONNAYA HILL, a hill to the north of St. Petersburg at the intersection of the present Engels, Toreza and Severny Avenues, at the southern extremity of the Pargolovo Hills

Pokrovsky Island

POKROVSKY ISLAND, translated as Intercession Island, area between the Fontanka River, Griboedova Canal, and Kryukov Canal. The area is about 40 hectares. The island was a part of Pervushin Island that also included Kolomensky Island, Kazansky Island

Pokrovsky N.V. (1848-1917), historian, archaeologist

POKROVSKY Nikolay Vasilievich (1848-1917, Petrograd), archaeologist and art historian, Doctor of Church History (1892). Upon graduating from St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1874

Pokrovsky V.A. (1871-1931), architect

POKROVSKY Vladimir Alexandrovich (1871-1931, Leningrad), an architect, master of the early 20th century neo-Russian style. Graduated from the Academy of Arts (1898; Academician of Architecture since 1907

Polenov A. L., (1871-1947), surgeon

POLENOV Andrey Lvovich (1871-1947, Leningrad), one of the founders of Russian neurosurgery, Academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1946). He lived in St. Petersburg from 1888. Polenov graduated from the Military Medical Academy (1896)

Polenov Neurosurgical Institute

POLENOV NEUROSURGICAL INSTITUTE, Professor Polenov Russian Neurosurgical Research Institute situated at 12 Mayakovskogo Street. It was founded as the Leningrad Practice Institute for Surgical Neuropathology in the former Alexandrinskaya Women's


POLES, an ethnic community forming a part of the St. Petersburg population. The Polish language is related to the Slavic group of Indo-European languages. Their faith is Catholic. The Polish community in St


POLICE was created in St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 18th century; it was engaged in all the spheres of city life: construction, fire safety, city finances, public institutions, concert and theatre activities, etc

Police Blocks

POLICE BLOCKS are administrative police units within the structure of police force. According to the reform of 1782 St. Petersburg was divided into 10 units and 42 police blocks, from 50 up to 100 houses in each

Police Departments

POLICE DEPARTMENTS, 1) city police territorial units uniting several police stations. In 1798 there were 2 police departments in St. Petersburg, with a boundary on the Neva river

Police Stations

POLICE STATIONS, administrative police units. They were created in the course of the police reform of1866-67 instead of police blocks. The territory of St. Petersburg was divided into 38 police stations (plus another four suburban units) preserving

Police Units

POLICE UNITS, the main units of administrative and territorial division of St. Petersburg in the 18th - early 20th centuries. In 1737, at the suggestion of the Commission on Construction in St

Polisadov I.N., (1823-1886), priest

POLISADOV Ioann Nikitich (1823-1886, St. Petersburg), religious and public figure, archpriest (1878). He graduated from St. Vladimir Theological Seminary in 1845 and St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1849. Polisadov lived in St

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