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Gakkel Y.M., (1874-1945), Engineer Designer

GAKKEL Yakov Modestovich (1874-1945) was a designer. He was an honored worker of science and technology of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1940)

Galaktionov S.F., (1779-1854), artist

GALAKTIONOV Stepan Filippovich (1779, St. Petersburg - 1854), graphic artist. He studied under M. M. Ivanov and S. F. Shchedrin in the Academy of Arts in 1785-1800 and taught engraving in 1817-54. A professor of the Academy of Arts from 1831

Galernaya Street

GALERNAYA STREET, runs from Dekabristov Square to Novo-Admiralteysky Canal Embankment crossing Truda Square. In 1738, it was known as Isaakievskaya Street (after St

Galerny Island

GALERNY ISLAND, (Galley Island), situated at the mouth of the Fontanka River about ten hectares in area. The island was extended to the north by narrowing the right branch of the Fontanka River in the late 18th century

Galley Harbour

GALLEY HARBOUR is an engineering monument from the early 18th century. A rectangular pool located in the western part of Vasilievsky Island in the 18th - early 19th centuries served as a base for naval rowing vessels (galleys, hence the name)

Galley Yard

GALLEY YARD, founded in 1712 as Scampavia Yard at the mouth of and on the right bank of the Moika River (near the present-day Galernaya Street) it was renamed Galley Yard in 1713

Gannibal (Hannibal) А.P. (1697-1781), engineer, general

GANNIBAL Abram (Ibrahim) Petrovich (around 1696-1781, of Suyda Sofiysky District, St. Petersburg Province), Peter the Great's godson, military engineer, chief engineer (1756), Major-General (1759), great-grandfather of Аlexander Pushkin

Gapon G. A. (1870-1906), priest, security agent

GAPON Georgy Apollonovich (1870-1906, station Ozerki on the outskirts of St. Petersburg), priest, political figure. Gapon graduated from St. Petersburg Spiritual Academy (1903). He lived in St

Gardin V.R., (1877-1965), actor and director

GARDIN Vladimir Rostislavovich (1877-1965), actor, director, script writer, People's Artist of the USSR (1947). Worked in theatre from 1898. In 1904-05 he worked as an actor for the Komissarzhevskaya Theatre in St. Petersburg

Garin E.P. (1902-1980), actor

GARIN (born Gerasimov) Erast Pavlovich (1902-1980), actor and director, People's Artist of the USSR in 1977. He graduated from the Higher Experimental Theatre Workshops in Moscow in 1926

Garin-Mikhailovsky N.G. (1852-1906), writer

GARIN N. (real name Mikhailovsky Nikolay Georgievich) (1852, St. Petersburg - 1906, ibidem). Writer, railway engineer. Graduated from Railway Engineering Institute (1878; today University of Lines of Communication, 9 Moscow Avenue - memorial plaque)


GARRISON of St.Petersburg, troops, stationed in St. Petersburg, under the joint command and assigned with functions of protecting and defending the city. The term garrison also implies a military administrative structure

Garshin V.G. (1887-1956), pathologist

GARSHIN Vladimir Georgievich (1887-1956, Leningrad), pathologist, Member of the Academy of the Medical Sciences of the USSR (1945). He graduated from Kiev University in 1913, working in Leningrad from 1923

Garshin V.M. (1855-1888), writer

GARSHIN Vsevolod Mikhailovich (1855-1888, St. Petersburg), writer. In St. Petersburg from 1863. Studied in the Institute of Mines (1874-77). When the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-78 broke out, he volunteered for the Army without finishing the course

Gas Dynamics Laboratory

GAS DYNAMICS LABORATORY, the first national research and development organisation specialising in space technology. It was founded in Moscow in 1921 as N. I. Tikhomirov's Laboratory for Development of Inventions

Gas Supply Services

GAS SUPPLY SERVICES. The first gas-generating retort installations in Russia appeared in St. Petersburg in the early 19th century. Initially gas was used for lighting. In 1819 the first gas lamps were lit on Aptekarsky Island

Gascoigne Charles (1739-1806), manager of Izhorsky Plants

GASCOIGNE Karl Karlovich (Charles) (1739-1806), mechanical engineer, inventor, Actual Civil Counsellor. A native of Scotland, he graduated with a degree in engineering and was a founding member of Carron Metallurgy Company in 1760 and director of

Gatchina, museum and reserve

GATCHINA, museum and reserve, founded in 1918 at the time Gatchina Palace and Palace Garden with the adjacent facilities were first open to visitors. Among others, V. Y. Kurbatov, N. E. Lansere, V. K. Makarov, and S. N

Gatchina, town

GATCHINA (in 1923-1927 Trotsk, in 1927-1944 Krasnogvardeisk), a town in Leningrad Region, 45 km to the south from St. Petersburg. Known since 1499 as Khotchino village, since the early 18th century - the Gatchinskaya farm-stead

Gaukhman-Sverdlov M.Y. (1929-1997), art director

GAUKHMAN-SVERDLOV Marxen Yakovlevich (1929, Leningrad - 1997, St. Petersburg), art director. He graduated from the Repin Institute of Art, Sculpture, and Architecture in 1954. Worked at Lenfilm Studio from 1958, he was a designer for about 30 films

Gaush A.F. (1873-1947), curator of the Museum of Old Petersburg, artist

GAUSH Alexander Fedorovich (1873, St. Petersburg - 1947), artist, collector, patron of the arts. He graduated from the Academy of Arts (1899), and was a student of P.P. Chistyakov and А. А. Kiselev

Gavriil (Petrov) (1730-1801), Metropolitan of Nivgorod and St. Petersburg 1770-99

GAVRIIL (lay name Petr Petrovich Petrov-Shaposhnikov) (1730-1801), Church figure, honorary member (1776) and full member (1783) of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Slavonic-Greek-Latin Academy in Moscow (1754)

Gavrilin V.A. (1939-1999), composer

GAVRILIN Valery Alexandrovich (1939-1999, St. Petersburg), composer, People's Artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1985). In 1964, he graduated from the Conservatory majoring in composition and folklore

Gazanevsky Culture

GAZANEVSKY CULTURE, also known as Gazanevsky Exhibitions and Gazanevshchina, an unofficial artistic movement of the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. The name is derived from the first legal exhibitions of nonconformist artists held at the Gaza House of

Gazovy Bridge

GAZOVY BRIDGE, (Gas Bridge) spanning the Obvodny Canal, by Serpukhovskaya Street. Built after 1835 by the St. Petersburg Society of Gas Lighting for the laying of gas-pipes from the gas-factory (hence the name); a three span bridge with metal

Gegello A.I. (1891-1965), architect.

GEGELLO Alexander Ivanovich (1891-1965), architect. Resided in St. Petersburg since 1910. Graduated from the College of Civil Engineers (1920) and from the Academy of Fine Arts, Higher School of Art and Technology (1923)


GENDARMERIE, 1) military police, which secured the rear of the standing army, aiming to prevent marauding and desertion. Gendarmerie was founded by M. B. Barclay de Tolly in 1815

General Plans for the Development of Petersburg-Leningrad

GENERAL PLANS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF PETERSBURG-LENINGRAD. One the first projects of St. Petersburg planning dates back to 1709-12. According to it, the city centre should be situated at Kotlin Island and was to be connected to outer parts of the

General Staff Academy

GENERAL STAFF ACADEMY (until 1855 - the Imperial Military Academy, from 1855 - the Nicholas General Staff Academy, from 1909 - the Imperial Nicholas Military Academy), advanced military scientific and educational institution, founded in 1832

General Staff Building

GENERAL STAFF BUILDING (6-10 Dvortsovaya Embankment), architectural monument in the Empire style, in commemoration of Russia's victory in the Patriotic War of 1812 and the campaigns of 1813-14 against Emperor Napoleon I

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