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Mravina E.K. (1864-1914), singer

MRAVINA (the stage name; nee Mravinskaya, married name Koribut-Dashkevich) Evgenia Konstantinovna (1864, St. Petersburg - 1914), opera singer (lyric coloratura soprano), chamber singer. Took singing lessons from I.P

Mravinsky Е.А., (1903-1988), conductor

MRAVINSKY Evgeny Alexandrovich (1903 - 1988, Leningrad), conductor, people's artist of the USSR (1954) and Hero of Socialist Labour (1973). A student of the Second Gymnasium, Petersburg University, and Academic Chapel

Muessar's Mondays

MUESSAR'S MONDAYS (until 1912 The Society for Supporting Artists' Families), a charitable society of artists, patrons of the arts and arts lovers. It was established in 1881 on the initiative of the Privy Counsellor E.I. Muessar

Muller G. F., (1705-83), Ethnographer, Historian

MULLER Gerard Friedrich (1705-1783), historian, ethnographer, professor, Member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1730), State Counsellor (1783). Native of Germany

Municipal Districts

MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS, administrative units in the structure of city districts of St. Petersburg (see Administrative division), were formed in 1997, they are governed by elected municipal councils

Municipal Institutions Buildings (entry)

MUNICIPAL INSTITUTION BUILDINGS. Buildings intended to house various institutions (education committees, military enlistment, sanitary and medical committees); subject to the City Duma and City Government

Municipal Reform of 1870

MUNICIPAL REFORM OF 1870, reorganisation of local power structures as part of the Great Reforms of the 1860s-70s. According to City Regulations approved on 16 June 1870, an All-Estate City Duma was established with two executive bodies

Munnich B. K. (1683-1767), Engineer, Governor General 1728-34

MUNNICH Christofor Antonovich (Burchard Kristoff) (1683-1767, St. Petersburg), Count (1728), statesman and military figure, General Field Marshal (1732). He was German by birth, came to Russian service in 1721

Munz O.R. (1871-1942), architect

MUNZ Oskar Rudolfovich (1871-1942, Leningrad), architect, professor, architecture theorist. From the family of the Consul General of the Netherlands. Resided in St. Petersburg from 1889. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (1896)

Muravyev A.N. (1806-1874), theological writer

MURAVYEV Andrey Nikolaevich (1806-74), spiritual writer, playwright and poet, honorary member of St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1832), chamberlain (1836). He received a home education

Muravyev M.N. (1757-1807), poet

MURAVYEV Mikhail Nikitich (1757-1807, St. Petersburg), writer, statesman, Privy Councilor (1800), Fellow of the Russian Academy (1804). Father of two Decembrists, N.M. Muravyev and A.M. Muravyev

Muravyev-Apostol S.I. (1795-1826), decembrist

MURAVYEV-APOSTOL Sergey Ivanovich (1795, St. Petersburg - 1826), Decembrist, Lieutenant Colonel (1820). He was born in the house of Archpriest A.A. Samborsky (not preserved)


MURINO, a rural settlement (and former village) on Toksovskoe Freeway, 0.5 km from the city borders, adjoining the north-east outskirts of St. Petersburg. The Murinsky Stream, railway station in St

Murinsky Stream

MURINSKY STREAM, a water course in the north of St. Petersburg and a tributary to the Okhta River. The name comes from the village of Murino. The stream heads from Sosnovka Park

Muruzi House

MURUZI HOUSE (27/24 Liteiny Avenue), an architectural monument, five-storied apartment house, constructed in 1874-1877 (architect A.K. Serebryakov with the assistance of P.I. Shestov and N.V. Sultanov) and belonging to Prince A.D. Muruzi (1807-1880)


MURZINKA, a river in the north-east of St. Petersburg. In the 1720s, it was named after a country house of the same name. The length is about five kilometres, the width varies from one to three kilometres, at its mouth up

Murzinka, river

MURZINKA, a locality enclosed by Zaporozhskaya Street, the Neva River, the Murzinka River and the railway line linking Obukhovo and Rybatskoe. The name originates from the grange (later to become a village) of Murzinka, which belonged to A.I

Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY AND ETHNOGRAPHY (Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography) of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Kunstkammer) (MAE) (3 University Embankment)

Museum of Bread

MUSEUM OF BREAD (73 Ligovsky Avenue) is the only Russian museum and the 13th museum in the world dedicated to the history of bread-making. The museum was established on 5 November 1988 as a branch museum of bread-making

Museum of Circus Art

MUSEUM OF CIRCUS ART was the Museum of Circus and Variety Art before 1965. It is the first ever and the only Russian museum of this kind. The museum is located at 3 Fontanka River Embankment

Museum of City Sculpture

MUSEUM OF CITY SCULPTURE, State Museum of City Sculpture (STCS) (179/2 Nevsky Prospect) was organised in 1939 with the aim to keep records, provide protection and carry out restoration of major monuments

Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts

MUSEUM OF DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS, St. Petersburg Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of Mukhina Academy of Arts and Design (13-15 Solyanoy Lane), founded in 1878 in Baron Stieglitz Academy of Technical Drawing

Museum of History of Political Police

MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF POLITICAL POLICE (6 Admiralty Avenue /2 Gorokhovaya Street), was founded in 1974 as F. E. Dzerzhinsky’s memorial study and in 1975 became a branch of the Museum of the Great October Socialist Revolution (see Museum of Russian

Museum of History of Religion

MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF RELIGION (14/5 Pochtamtskaya Street) is the only institution of such kind in the country. The museum dates back to the antireligious exhibition arranged in the halls of the Winter Palace in 1930

Museum of History of Revolutionary Democratic Movement of the 1880-1890s

MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF REVOLUTIONARY DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT Of The 1880-1890s (7 Bolshoy Kazachy Lane) was established in 1992 on basis of Lenin Memorial Museum Flat which had existed since 1938. V. I

Museum of History of the Press

ST. PETERSBURG MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF THE PRESS (32/2 Moika River Embankment), a branch of the Museum of St. Petersburg History. The Museum was opened 25.1.1984 as Lenin and Pravda Museum in the premises which from 5(18) March to 5(18) July 1917

Museum of Hygiene

MUSEUM OF HYGIENE of the Medical Prophylaxis Centre of the Committee for Health Protection of the Administration of St. Petersburg (25 Italianskaya Street) was established in 1919 as the Museum of Health Protection

Museum of Meteorology

MUSEUM OF METEOROLOGY of Voeykov Central Physical Observatory (7 Karbyshev Street), goes back to the collection of equipment and tools, which emerged along with the foundation of the Central Physical Observatory (1848)

Museum of Music

MUSEUM OF MUSIC (34 Fontanka River Embankment) is a branch of the Museum of Theatre and Music Art. The Museum of Music is housed in Sheremetev Palace which was given to the museum in 1990

Museum of Old Petersburg

MUSEUM OF OLD PETERSBURG, founded in October 1907, attached to the Society of Architects and Artists. A. N. Benois, the first director of the museum, was simultaneously at the head of a special commission for studying and describing St

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