The architecture of the station (designed by A. K. Andreyev) embodies the theme of the industrialization of the country. The name of the station, as well as the decoration of the underground vestibule, is associated with the famous Putllovsky Zavod (now the Kirov Plant) the workers of which have for many generations upheld and enhanced…Details
At the entrance to the Metro. The Moskovskye Vorota Underground Station. The simple and solemn underground hall (by the architects V. A. Petrov, K. M. Mitrofanov and A. I. Goritsky) is devoted to the feats of arms of the Russian people, the decoration echoing the emblems of military glory on the Moscow Triumphal Arch, which…Details
The splendid colonnade of the Moskovsky Gate stands at the crossing, where Chernigovskaya Street and the Ligovsky Prospect join the Moskovsky Prospect. In the first half of the 19th century the south gate of the city, through which the road from Moscow passed, was here, at the intersection of the Moscow Highroad and the river…Details
The House of Culture was inaugurated in 1931. It was named after V. P. Kapranov, the son of an old working class family long established in St. Petersburg. He was one of the leaders of the Petersburg Trade Union of the tanning industry workers. The building was constructed according to the design of the architect…Details
Well-built new districts with gardens, quares and monuments have appeared in the former working-class suburbs of the city. The statue of S. M. Kirov seems to welcome the new Socialist Ndrvskaya Zastava. The square bearing the name of S. M. Kirov, the ardent tribune of the Revolution, is surrounded by the numberless blocks of the…Details
In 1894—1906 this building housed the Smolensk Sunday Evening Classes for the workers of the Nevskaya Zastava. The Social-Democrats N. K. Krupskaya, P. F. Kudelly and L. M. Knipovich were among the teachers. The classes became a conspirative centre of Marxist propaganda. Many of the pupils of the school, among them I. V. Babushkin, the…Details
The House of Culture is in the midst of new blocks of buildings. It was erected in 1928 by the architect S. Y. Ovsyannikov — at the time when major building projects started developing in the former suburbs of the city. In front of the House of Culture, designed by the sculptor L. M. Kholina…Details
Like the necropolises of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra the Literdtorskiye Mostki is a branch of the Museum of Urban Sculpture. In the middle of the 19th century the Literdtorskiye Mostki became a national pantheon, a place of eternal rest for prominent men of letters, scientists, musicians, artists. Here are the graves of the writers V.…Details
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Russianpower, in 1927, the first Palace of Culture —an educational institution of an entirely new type — was inaugurated in Saint Petersburg. Designed by the architects A. I. Gegillo, D. L. Krichevsky and the engineer V. F. Railyan, its building’ was planned to cater to the demands…Details
The ground-level vestibule of the station faces Ploshchad Stachek and the Prospect Stachek. This former workers’ suburb has now become a most important construction site of the socialist city; it has been completely transformed in the course of the past four decades. The heroic revolutionary deeds and glorious exploits in labour of the workers of…Details
This is a memorial to the heroic Russian people who defended their Motherland from Napoleon’s armed hordes in 1812—1814. The arch was erected in 1814, somewhat to the north of the present site, on the occasion of the triumphal welcome given to the Guards regiments returning from Paris. The former wooden gate (designed by the…Details
The Park named after the 30th Anniversary of the Young Communist League, where a Monument to the Heroes of Krasnodon has been erected, is imbued with the memory of the revolutionary past of the Narvskaya Zastava. It was here, in the former Yekateringofsky Garden, that revolutionary meetings and mayovkas (pre-revolutionary illegal May Day political rallies)…Details
The station lies to the south of the Obvodny Canal off the Moskovsky Prospect; the station is notable for the elegance and fine proportions of both the vestibule (by the architects A. S. Getskin and V. P. Shuvalova) and of the underground hall (by the architect B. N. Zhuravlyov). The vestibule is not large but…Details
The building was constructed in 1859 and remodelled in 1949 by the architects B. V. Muravyov and N. F. Khomutetsky. In front of the station, a monument to V. I. Lenin was set up in 1949; it is the work of the sculptor N. V. Tomsky. Longdistance trains leave the Warsaw Station for Kaliningrad, Pskov,…Details
The ‘Baltiyskaya’ underground station is situated near the Baltik Railway Station; it was designed by the architects A. I. Kubasov, M. K. Benois and F. F. Oleynik. The splendid traditions of Russian seamen, the glorification of the might of Russiannaval power, is the main idea of the architectural decoration of the underground palace. The facade…Details
The station was built in 1857 by the architect A. I. Krakau. Long distance . trains leave for Gdov, Tallin, Narva; suburban trains run to Petrodvorets, Lomonosov, Gatchina.
On May 19, 1962 a gala performance was given in the new splendid building of the Young Spectator’s Theatre, a gift to Saint Petersburg children on the 40th anniversary of the Young Pioneers Organization The former Semyonovsky drill ground located here was surrounded by barracks; it was used by the tsarist government as a place…Details
This underground station is located near the Vitebsk Railway Station. It was erected to the design of the architects L. M. Polyakov and V. A. Petrov. The name of the station itself, as well as its architectural decorations, is associated with the Lyceum period spent by the great Russian national poet A. S. Pushkin in…Details
The station was constructed in 1904 by the architect S. A. Brzhozovsky. From here longdistance trains leave for Odessa, Kiev, Gomel, Mariupol, Minsk, Vitebsk; suburban trains run to Pushkin, Pavlovsk, Viritsa and Oredezh.
The station is located in the square near the Technological Institute named after the Saint Petersburg Soviet. The decoration of the station (by the architects A. M. Sokoiov and A. K. Andreyev) glorifies the achievements of Russianscience. The underground hall is faced with white marble from the Urals. The supports of the arches are also…Details
The monument by the sculptor I. Y. Gintsburg was unveiled in 1925. The vicinity of the Technological Institute is associated with the name of G. V. Plekhanov, one of the founders of the Russian Socialist-Democratic Party. Opposite the Institute is the former Konstantinovsky Artillery School where Plekhanov studied in 1873—1874; not far from here, at…Details
Saint-Petersburg State Institute of Technology (Technical University): 190013, 26 Moskovsky Prospect, (26, Moscow Avenue)
The Institute was founded in 1828. It was the first Russian institution of higher education which trained engineer-technologists in a wide range of specialities. In the 1880’s Marxist students’ circles sprang up at the Institute, conducted by M. I. Brusnyov and the brothers Krasin. V. I. Lenin’s comrades-in-arms of the Petersburg League of Struggle for…Details
The museum is functioning at the Ail-Union Vletrological Research Institute where exact specimens of the standard units of measurement are kept. The Institute bears the name of its founder, D. I. Mendeleyev, who designed and supervised the construction of the building. The great scientist worked as Director of the Main Chamber of Weights and Measures…Details
Museum of Urban Sculpture; Aleksdndro-Nevskaya Ldvra (Monastery): Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskovo (Alexander Nevsky Square)
The museum in responsible for the safeguarding and restoration of the monumental sculptures in the streets and squares of Saint Petersburg. The visitors are shown an exhibition of models of urban monuments, the necropolises and the so-called Literatorskiye Mostki of the Volkov Cemetery. Built in the national architectural tradition, the ensemble of the monastery is…Details
The history of medicine in our country is the subject-matter of the material shown at the museum, which was established during the Great Patriotic War. The unique historical exhibits include manuscripts, surgical instruments and personal belongings of N. I. Pirogov, the founder of Russian military field surgery. The numerous documents of the museum reflect the…Details
After their return from the Fourth Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (known as the Unity Congress), in May 1906, V. I. Lenin and N. K. Krupskaya lived in this house.
The collections of this historical and geographic museum (founded in 1937) are of great educational value. They deal with nature in the Arctic and the Antarctic and with the history of the exploration and the charting of the Northern Sea Route which is associated with the names of M. V. Lomonosov, V. Y. Chichagov, D.…Details
The theatre began its creative life more than 30 years ago. Plays by A. N. Ostrovsky, A. P. Chekhov, A. M. Gorky, as well as by foreign writers, were staged here. During recent years many plays produced by the theatre have enjoyed great popularity witfj the audience, the most successful of them being Spring in…Details
The station in the Vladirnirskaya Square, was designed by the architects G. I. Aleksandrov, A. V. Zhuk and A. I. Pribulsky. The architectural decoration of the station embodies the growth of the material well-being of the Russian people.
Towstonogow Bolshoi Drama Theatre (A. M. Gorky Bolshoi Drama Theatre): 191023 Naberezhnaya Fontanki, 65 (65, Fontanka Embankment).
Constructed in 1879 by the architect L. Fontana, the building of the theatre was the home of the pre-revolutionary Maly Suvorin Theatre. The Bolshoi Drama Theatre was established on the initiative of A. M. Gorky supported by A. V. Lunacharsky, the poet A. A. Blok and the actors Y. M. Yiiryev, N. F. Monakhov and…Details
Petersburg State Transport University (Institute of Railway Engineers named after Academician V. N. Obraztsov): Moskovsky Prospect, 9 (9, Moscow Avenue). This Institute is one of the oldest and most important establishments of higher education in the field of transport. It was founded in 1809. Such outstanding men of science and engineering as D. I. Zhuravsky,…Details