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Faberge Company

FABERGE COMPANY is a jewelry company, founded in 1842 by Gustav Faberge, master of diamond business (1814-94). The Company was located at Bolshaya Morskaya Street; before 1854 at No.11; in 1854-1900 at No.16; and from 1900 – at No

Factories and Plants' Committees

FACTORIES AND PLANTS' COMMITTEES, elected bodies of workers and employees' for self management. Emerged after the February Revolution of 1917, in contrast to trade unions

Factories of Musical Instruments

FACTORIES OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. The musical instruments industry sprang up in St. Petersburg in the early 18th century and there were as many as 17 factories of musical instruments in the early 20th century

Factory of Eccentricity

FACTORY OF ECCENTRICITY (FEKS), the creative association, existed in Petrograd (Leningrad) in 1922-26. The aesthetic programme of the Factory of Eccentricity stood close to the ideas of the Leftist Arts Front and V. E. Meyerhold’s and V. V

Falconet E. M., (1716-1791), sculptor

FALCONET Etienne Maurice (1716-1791), sculptor. He studied sculpture under J. B. Le Moin in Paris in 1734-44. He was the director of the Sevres Porcelain Factory in 1757-66

Famine of 1941-42

FAMINE of 1941-42, one of the most tragic events in the history of St. Petersburg. The famine occurred during the Siege of 1941-44. Leningrad did not have enough food reserves before the war, and had for some time been supplied from outside the city

Famintsyn A.S., (1835-1918), botanist

FAMINTSYN Andrey Sergeevich (1835-1918), plant physiologist, member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1884) and the Russian Academy of Sciences (1917). In 1857 he graduated from the University of St

Farforovskaya Street

FARFOROVSKAYA STREET, a street running from Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue to Sedova Street. Laid out in the second half of the 19th century and given the name Bolshaya Shchemilovka Street after the cognominal Shchemilovka township

Farmakon Factory

FARMAKON (18 Tsvetochnaya Street) is an open joint-stock company (from 1992), the largest producer of pharmaceuticals in the region. It was established in 1907 as a factory of pharmaceutical and chemical products, Farmakon joint-stock company

Favorsky А.Е., (1860-1945), chemist

FAVORSKY Alexey Evgrafovich (1860-1945), chemist, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1929), Hero of Socialist Labour (1945). He graduated from the department of natural science of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of St

February Revolution of 1917

FEBRUARY REVOLUTION OF 1917 is the Second Russian Revolution, which dethroned the Monarchy. Decisive events developed in Petrograd. On 23 February (8 March) 1917

Fedin K.A. (1892-1977), writer

FEDIN Konstantin Alexandrovich (1892-1977), writer, fellow of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958), hero of Socialist Labour (1967). He studied at Moscow Commercial Institute (1911-14, without receiving a degree)

Fedorov S. P., (1869-1936), surgeon-urologist

FEDOROV Sergey Petrovich (1869-1936, Leningrad), surgeon-urologist, Doctor of Medicine (1895), court surgeon (1913). Fedorov graduated from the Faculty of Medicine of Moscow University (1881)

Fedorov V.G. (1874-1966), constructor

FEDOROV Vladimir Grigoryevich (1874, St. Petersburg - 1966), constructor of small arms, professor (1940), Lieutenant General (1943), and Hero of Labour (1928). Graduated from Mikhailovsky Artillery College (1895) and the Mikhailovsky Artillery

Fedosov V.I. (1941-1990), cinematographer

FEDOSOV Valery Ivanovich (1941-1990, Leningrad), cinematographer. He graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography and started working at Lenfilm Studio in 1963. He produced his best performance in A. Y

Fedotov G.P. (1886-1951), religious thinker and historian

FEDOTOV Georgy Petrovich (1886-1951), religious thinker, historian, and essayist. He came to St. Petersburg in 1904 to enter the Technological Institute and join the Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party

Fedotov P.A., (1815-1852), artist

FEDOTOV Pavel Andreevich (1815-1852, St. Petersburg), painter and graphic artist, fellow of the Academy of Arts (1848). A graduate from the First Moscow Cadet Corps, he rendered his service at the Finlyandsky Life Guards Regiment in St

Fedyuninsky I.I. (1900-1977), military commander, general

FEDYUNINSKY Ivan Ivanovich (1900-1977), Soviet military commander, General (1955), Hero of the Soviet Union (1939). From 1919 served in the Red Army. Participated in the Civil War

Felten Y. M. (1730-1801), architect

FELTEN Yury Matveevich (Georg Friedrich) (1730 -1801, St. Petersburg), architect, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts (from 1775; from 1785 a Council member, in 1789-94 director), State Counsellor (1784)

Fenomen Peterburga (Petersburg Phenomenon), publication series

FENOMEN PETERBURGA (Petersburg Phenomenon), a collection of scientific publications of the International Conference organised by the Petersburg Phenomenon Scientific, Cultural and Educational Centre in association with St

Feodor Cathedral

FEODOR CATHEDRAL, the Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady Feodorovskaya, located at 1b Tovarny Lane. The cathedral in the style of the 17th century churches of Rostov Veliky (civil engineer S. S

Feodorovsky Settlement (Pushkin Town)

FEODOROVSKY SETTLEMENT, an architectural ensemble of the town of Pushkin, to the north-west from the Alexandrovsky Park. It was constructed in the Neo-Russian style on the initiative of Emperor Nicholas II and encompasses the Court Cathedral of Our

Feofan (Feofan Prokopovich (1681-1736), statesman and church figure, writer

FEOFAN/THEOPHAN (lay name Eleazar Prokopovich) (1681-1736, St. Petersburg), church figure. He studied at Kiev Theological Academy (until 1698), then at colleges of Vladimir-Volynsky

Fersman А.Е., (1883-1945), geochemist

FERSMAN Alexander Evgenievich (1883-1945), geochemist and mineralogist, member (1919), vice-president (1927-29) and the Presidium member (since 1929) of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR

Field J. (1782 - 1837), composer, pianist

FIELD John (1782-1837), Irish pianist, composer, teacher. Studied in London under M. Clementi from 1792 to 1802. Started giving concerts throughout Europe as early as 1794. In 1802, together with Clementi, he came to St

Field of Mars (Marsovo Pole), ensemble

FIELD OF MARS (in the 18th century Bolshoy Meadow, Poteshnoe Field, Tsaritsyn Meadow, in 1918 -40 – Zhertv Revolyutsii Square), the square in the centre of St. Petersburg. It was named so in honour of Mars, the Roman god of war

Fighting Pencil, Society

FIGHTING PENCIL, association of artists and poets in Leningrad that published lithographic propaganda posters and books of satirical drawings. Started their activities during the Soviet-Finnish War of 1939-40

Figner N.N., (1857-1918), singer

Figner Nikolay Nikolaevich (1857-1918), opera singer (lyric tenor), stage-director, pedagogue, theatre figure. Brother of V.N. Figner. In 1878 he graduated from the Marine Cadet Corps in St. Petersburg, served in the Fleet, and retired in 1881

Figner V.N. (1852-1942), revolutionary

FIGNER Vera Nikolaevna (1852-1942), prominent figure of the revolutionary movement of the 1870-80s, author of memoirs. The sister of singer N.N. Figner. Studied at the Kazan Institute for Noble Girls, studied medicine in Switzerland

Film Companies (entry)

FILM COMPANIES are film production enterprises from the early 20th century. The first film company in Russia - The First Atelier for Manufacturing of Cinematic Films - was founded by Alexander Drankov in 1907

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