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Postal Service

POSTAL SERVICE. The general post-office was founded in St. Petersburg in 1714, and “regular post service” was established along the Moscow and Riga routes. In February 1714, the postal service started biweekly runs from St

Postwar Restoration of Architectural Monuments

POSTWAR RESTORATION OF ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS. During the Siege of 1941-44, 187 of 210 buildings registered by the government as architectural monuments suffered from bombardment, suburban palaces-museums (except for Oranienbaum) were ruined

Potemkin G. A. (1739-1791), statesman

POTEMKIN (from 1775 Potemkin-Tavrichesky) Grigory Alexandrovich (1739-1791), Count (1774) and His Highness, Prince (1775), statesman and military officer, favourite of Empress Catherine II, her secret spouse (from 1774) and virtual co-ruler

Potresov A. N. (1869-1934), Social Democrat, Menshevik

POTRESOV Alexander Nikolaevich (1869-1934) public figure and publicist. On graduating from the Department of Natural History of the Faculty Of Physics And Mathematics of St

Potseluev Bridge

POTSELUEV BRIDGE, (in 1738 known as Tsvetnoy), over the Moika River, on Glinki Street. The bridge was built in 1808-1816 (with intervals, architect V.I. Hastie) in place of a wooden pedestrian bridge that had existed here since 1738 and was replaced

Povarskoy Lane

POVARSKOY LANE (originally called Basmannaya Street; in the 1770s, it was renamed Povarskaya Street, remained as such until the 1790s), between Stremyannaya Street and Kolokolnaya Street. It was built in the 1740s, following the designs of the St

Pozitron, Research and Development Association

POZITRON ( Pozitron Research and Development Association) (6 Ivana Fomina Street), an open joint-stock company, uniting a number of scientific institutions and industrial establishments in electronic industry

Prachechny Bridge

PRACHECHNY BRIDGE, over the Fontanka River, by its outlet from the Neva, linking the Dvortsovaya Embankment and Kutuzova Embankment. The name of the bridge refers to Prachechny Yard (Laundry Yard

Pravda (The Truth), newspaper

PRAVDA (The Truth), a daily legal Bolshevik newspaper, was in operation from April 1912 until July 1914 and from March 1917, on account of censorship it repeatedly changed its name. The circulation fluctuated from 20,000 to a high of 100,000 copies

Pravda, Printing House

PRAVDA (14 Sotsialisticheskaya Street), a printing house, open joint-stock company. It originates from Khudozhestvennaya Pechat, P. V. Berezin's printing house founded in 1906, which specialised in newspapers

Prazdnoe Vremya v Polzu Upotreblennoe, Leisure Time Spent with Benefit, journal

PRAZDNOE VREMYA V POLZU UPOTREBLENNOE, (Leisure Time Spent with Benefit), a weekly literary journal published in 1759-60 within the Gentry Land Corps with contributions from both graduates and tutors (P. I. Pastukhov, N. S. Titov, А. А. Nartov et al


PREDPORTOVAYA, a zone with industrial and storage facilities located between Kubinskaya Street, Dunaysky Avenue, Pulkovskoe Highway and Varshavskaya Railway Line

Predtechensky A.V. (1893-1966), historian

PREDTECHENSKY Anatoly Vasilievich (1893-1966, Leningrad), historian, Ph.D. (history) 1941. He came to St. Petersburg in 1908. In 1918, he graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of Petrograd University

Preobrazhenskaya S.P., (1904-1966), singer

PREOBRAZHENSKAYA Sofia Petrovna (1904, St. Petersburg - 1966, Leningrad), opera singer (mezzo-soprano), People's Artist of the USSR (1955). Graduated from Ershov and Zaytseva School of Music in 1928

Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment

PREOBRAZHENSKY LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, the oldest infantry guards regiment. Founded by Peter I in 1683 in the village of Preobrazhenskoe by Moscow (hence the name), raised to a regiment in 1692, received the title of guards in 1700

Presentation of the Holy Virgin Cathedral

PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN CATHEDRAL, located on Zagorodny Avenue, is now the park between buildings 45 and 47, the regimental church (since 1913 a cathedral) of the Semenovsky Life Guard Regiment

Presentation of the Holy Virgin Church

PRESENTATION OF THE HOLY VIRGIN CHURCH, located at Vvedenskaya Street on the corner of Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Street. Constructed in 1793-1810 (architect I. M. Leim) in the Classicist style

Preservation of Historical and Cultural Monuments

PRESERVATION OF HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL MONUMENTS. A systematic comprehensive organization of measures aimed at research, preservation, restoration and controlled use of inherited structures and objects of cultural importance

Presnyakov A.E., (1870-1929), historian

PRESNYAKOV Alexander Evgenievich (1870-1929, Leningrad), historian, collegiate member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1920). He came to St. Petersburg in 1889 and entered the faculty of history and philology of the University of St

Pribaltiiskaya Hotel

PRIBALTIISKAYA HOTEL (14 Korablestroiteley Street). A hotel built in 1976-78 (architect N.N. Baranov, S.I. Evdokimov, V.I. Kovalev, engineer P.F. Panfilov) by the Swedish civil engineering firm Skanska Zementgutteriett

Primorskoe Freeway

PRIMORSKOE FREEWAY, goes along the shore of the Gulf of Finland (hence the name, that appeared in 1974) through Sestroretsk town and villages of Kurortny District of St. Petersburg

Primorsky Avenue

PRIMORSKY AVENUE, between Akademika Krylova Street and Savushkina Street, goes along the right bank of the Neva River, through Staraya Derevnya and Novaya Derevnya to Lake Lakhtinsky Razliv, extends Ushakovskaya Embankment

Primorsky District

PRIMORSKY DISTRICT, an administrative and territorial unit of St. Petersburg, with its administration located at 83 Savushkina Street. Formed in 1936, known as Zhdanovsky District in 1949-89, and existing in its present day boundaries since 1973

Primorsky Park of Victory

PRIMORSKY PARK OF VICTORY is located on Krestovsky Island. The total area of the park is 168 hectares. Primorsky Park was laid out according to the designs of architect A. S

Printing Houses (entry)

PRINTING HOUSES. In 1711-21, four printing houses were opened in St. Petersburg by order of Tsar Peter the Great: the St. Petersburg Printing House, the Senate Printing House

Printing Yard, a Printing house

PRINTING YARD (15 Chkalovsky Avenue) is a printing house, the largest producer of books and journals in the North-Western Region of Russia. It originates from the printing house of the Commission For Developing Laws established in 1817; from 1882

Prioratsky Palace (Gatchina)

PRIORATSKY PALACE (Gatchina, Prioratsky Park), a unique rammed-earth construction in Neo-Gothic style (1797-1799, architect N.A. Lvov), inseparably connected to the landscape of Black Lake and Prioratsky Park

Prisons (entry)

PRISONS. The first prison in St. Petersburg (Convict gaol, or Convict yard, until 1732 under the jurisdiction of the Admiralty) was built in 1706 in the area of present-day Truda square

Private Police Officer

PRIVATE POLICE OFFICER, the police position introduced in 1782. Private police officers headed city units, they were subordinated to the Board of Decency and the Chief Policeman

Professora Popova Street

PROFESSORA POPOVA STREET (in the 1810s - Pesochny Avenue, from the middle of the 19th century to 1940 - Pesochnaya Street), between Aptekarskaya Embankment and Pesochnaya Embankment, on Aptekarsky Island

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