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Kulibin I.P., (1735-1818), mechanic and inventor

KULIBIN Ivan Petrovich (1735-1818), self-taught mechanic and inventor. In 1764-67, he created a watch with a complicated mechanism in the shape of an egg. After presenting the watch to Empress Catherine II in 1769 (the watch is now part of the State

Kunitsyn А.P. (1783-1840), lawyer, teacher

KUNITSYN Alexander Petrovich (1783-1840, St. Petersburg), lawyer, teacher, writer. Studied at the Tver Theological Seminary. In 1804-07, he continued studying, this time at the St


KUNSTKAMMER (from German "Kunstkammer" - "chambers of curiosities, museum") (3 Universitetskaya Embankment). The oldest museum in Russia, was founded in 1714 based on the private collections of Peter the Great


KUPCHINO, a region of large scale residential housing in the south of St. Petersburg; it is confined in the north by Fuchika Street, in the east by the Moskovskaya Line of Oktyabrskaya Railway, in the west by a line of Vitebskaya Railway

Kuprin A.I. (1870-1938), writer

KUPRIN Alexander Ivanovich (1870-1938, Leningrad), writer. In 1890 graduated from Moscow Alexandrovsky Military School. Served in the Army; in 1894 retired. From 1901 lived in St. Petersburg

Kurakin Alexander B. (1752-1818), diplomat, statesman

KURAKIN Alexander Borisovich (1752-1818), Prince, statesman, diplomat, First Class Full Privy Councilor (1807). He came from the ancient Princely Gediminovich family. Brother of Alexey B. Kurakin and a childhood friend of Emperor Pavel I

Kurakin Alexey B. (1759-1829, St. Petersburg), statesman

KURAKIN Alexey Borisovich (1759-1829, St. Petersburg), Prince, statesman, Full Privy Councilor (1797). He was the brother of Alexander B. Kurakin. Served as Procurator General in 1796-98; then in 1798

Kurbatov V.Y., (1878-1957), Chemist, Regional Ethnographer

KURBATOV Vladimir Yakovlevich (1878, St. Petersburg - 1957, Leningrad) chemist, art historian, regional ethnographer. Upon graduating from the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the St

Kurchatov I.V., (1902-1960), physicist

KURCHATOV Igor Vasilievich (1903-1960), physicist, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1943), Hero of Socialist Labor (1949, 1951, 1954). Studied at the Petrograd Polytechnical Institute in 1921

Kurekhin S.А. (1954-1996), composer

KUREKHIN Sergey Anatolyevich (1954-1996, St. Petersburg), composer, pianist, actor, showman, writer, eminent rock artist, and one of the leading postmodernists. Living in St. Petersburg from 1971, he studied in the Institute of Culture

Kurochkin V. S. (1831-1875), poet, journalist

KUROCHKIN Vasily Stepanovich (1831 - 1875, St. Petersburg), poet, translator, essayist, journalist and public figure. Graduate of the First Cadet Corps, and the Noble's Regiment (1849)

Kurort, locality

KURORT, a locality north of the town of Sestroretsk, between the coast of the Gulf of Finland and the Malaya Sestra River, along the Saint Petersburg - Sestroretsk - Beloostrov railway line

Kurortny District

KURORTNY DISTRICT is an administrative territorial unit of St. Petersburg (Its territory administration is located at 1 Svobody Square) Formed in 1946, the district stretches in a narrow line along the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland for over

Kushelev-Bezborodko, Houses of

KUSHELEV-BEZBORODKO, HOUSES OF (1-3 Gagarinskaya Street), architectural monuments of Eclecticism. The first house was built in 1774-1775 (unknown architect) for General I.I. Meller-Zakomelsky, in the 1830s it was bought by Count A.G

Kushelevka, area

KUSHELEVKA, an area in Vyborgskaya Side, between Karbysheva Street, Nepokorennykh Avenue, Bogoslovskoe Cemetery and Polyustrovsky Avenue. In 1781, Empress Catherine II granted 746 desyatin of land "in Vyborgskaya Side between Pargolova Dacha

Kushelevka, manor

KUSHELEVKA, Manor of the Kushelev-Bezborodko Family (40 Sverdlovskaya Embankment), a monument of architecture and landscaping of the 18th -19th centuries. In the middle of the 18th century on this territory there was a tree nursery, bestowed to G.N

Kushnikov S.S. (1765-1839), Civilian Governor

KUSHNIKOV Sergey Sergeevich (1765 или 1767-1839, St. Petersburg), statesman, Valid Secret Counsellor (1827), nephew of N. M. Karamzin. On graduating from the Land Gentry Cadets' College in St

Kustodiev B.M., (1878-1927), Artist

KUSTODIEV Boris Mikhailovich (1878-1927, Leningrad) artist, graphic artist and theatre artist. He lived in St. Petersburg from 1896. He was trained at the Academy of Arts (1896-1903) under I. E. Repin; was a member of the Academy (1909)

Kutorga M.S., (1809-1886), historian

KUTORGA Mikhail Semenovich (1809-1886), Classicist, Associate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1848). Came to St. Petersburg in 1813. In 1832, he graduated from the Professorial Institute associated to the University of Derpt

Kutuzov M.I. (1745-1813), military commander, Field Marshal-General

KUTUZOV (Golenishchev-Kutuzov) Mikhail Illarionovich (1745-1813), Gracious Prince Smolensky (1812), commander, Field-Marshal General (1812). He graduated from Artillery school and Engineering school in St. Petersburg (1759)

Kutuzova Embankment

KUTUZOVA EMBANKMENT, located on the left bank of the Neva River, running from Liteiny Avenue to the Fontanka River Embankment. In the 18th - first half of the 19th centuries, it formed a part of the Dvortsovaya Embankment; from 1860

Kuybysheva Street

KUYBYSHEVA STREET (until 1918, Bolshaya Dvoryanskaya Street; until 1935, 1st Derevenskoy Bednoty Street), located between Troitskaya Square and Petrogradskaya Embankment, on the Petrogradskaya Side. The street was named after Soviet statesman V.V

Kuzmin M.A. (1872-1936), writer, composer

KUZMIN Mikhail Alexeevich (1872-1936, Leningrad), poet, prose writer, playwright, composer, critic, and arts theorist. Living in St. Petersburg from 1884, he studied at the Conservatory from 1891 but failed to graduate

Kuzmin R.I. (1811-1867), architect

KUZMIN Roman Ivanovich (1811-1867, St. Petersburg), architect. In 1826-32, he studied at the Academy of Arts, in 1834-40 studied in Europe. In 1840, he was elected a Fellow of the Academy; from 1841, he had been active as a professor of architecture

Kuzmin-Karavaev V.D. (1859-1927), public figure

KUZMIN-KARAVAEV Vladimir Dmitrievich (1859-1927) was a public and political figure, lawyer, publicist, Major General (1901). On graduating from the Corps of Pages (1878) he served in Guards' Mounted-Artillery Brigade

Kuzminka, river

KUZMINKA, a river in the south of St. Petersburg between the town of Pushkin and Petroslavyanka. It takes its rise from a swamped lake in Kandakopshino and flows (from the left) into the Slavyanka River upwards from the settlement of Petro-Slavyanka

Kuznechny Lane

KUZNECHNY LANE, connects Zagorodny Avenue and Vladimirskaya Square with Ligovsky Avenue. In the 1740s, this territory was settled by blacksmiths serving the court. In the 1760s, the Church of Our Lady of Vladimir was erected along the street

Kuznetsov A.A. (1905-1950), statesman, 1st secretary of Leningrad regional party committee in 1945-4

KUZNETSOV Alexey Alexandrovich (1905-1950), Soviet statesman and party worker, lieutenant-general (1943). Since 1922 he had been working at the saw-mill in Borovichi town of Novgorodskaya province

Kvasov A.V., architect

KVASOV Andrey Vasilyevich (circa 1718, St. Petersburg - after 1777), architect, master of Baroque. Brother of Alexey V. Kvasov. He studied at the Construction Office under the guidance of architect M.G. Zemtsov

Kvasov Al. V., architect

KVASOV Alexey Vasilievich (early 1730s, St. Petersburg - 1772), architect, town-planner, master of the early Neoclassical style. From 1747, he studied under his elder brother, the architect Andrey V. Kvasov

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