Western Front HQ during defence of Moscow

Western Front Moscow

Western Front HQ during defence of Moscow. Front Commander General of the Army Zhukov (right), military council member N. A. Bulganin (centre), chief of staff Lieutenant-General V. D. Sokolovsky

D. F. Ustinov

People's Commissar for Armaments

D. F. Ustinov, People’s Commissar for Armaments (1941-1946)

В. L. Vannrkov

People's Commissar for Munitions

В. L. Vannrkov, People’s Commissar for Munitions

A. V. Khrulev

Khrulev

A. V. Khrulev, Chief of Rear Services of the Soviet Armed Forces

Maior-General Vasilevsky

Vasilevsky

Maior-General Vasilevsky as First Deputy Head of General Staff Operations Department

В. М. Shaposhnikov in wartime

В. М. Shaposhnikov in wartime

First Marshals of the Soviet Union

First Marshals of the Soviet Union:

First Marshals of the Soviet Union: (sitting) M. N. Tukhachevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, A. I. Yegorov, (standing)S. M. Budyonny and V. K. Blucher. 1935

Commanding and political officers

political officers

Commanding and political officers of the 143rd Rifle Regiment. Vasilevsky is far right, second row. 1928

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir M. Komarov, 40, was the first man known to have been killed in an actual space fight. He died on April 24, 1967

the first man known to have been killed in an actual space fight

Herman Titov, a pilot-cosmonaut, among the Saint Petersburg children

«White nights» in June

Old photo

Ice drift in April

Ice drift

The Nevsky Prospect

The old Nevsky Prospect, old photo

The monuments, erected in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg

The monuments, old photo

The monuments, erected in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg, remind one of the heroic exploits of the Russiansold.ers who smashed the fascist hordes. Old Peterfiof: Stela in honour of the courageous defenders of the “Oranienbdum Pyatachok”

Ozerny (Lake) Wharf: Prospect Obukhovskoi Obordny

Prospect Obukhovskoi Obordny

Comfortable passenger ships make regular excursion trips up the Neva to Petrokrepost and over Lake Ladoga to the Island of Valaam, one of the most picturesque places in the vicinity of Saint Petersburg.

Tourists are blazing the skiing trail in the thickets of the Karelian Isthmus.

 Karelian Isthmus.

Pulkov Observatory

In 1942 the Pulkovo Observatory on the Pnlkovo Heights was utterly destroyed by fascist bombs and shells. In 1962 the Observatory, restored and reconstructed on new technical principles, carries out an extensive programme of astronomic investigations. The observatorv is stuated on the Pulkov Heights on the Pulkov meridian. It is the principal observatory of the…

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Komsomol Square

Old photo

It is hard to imarine that only a few decades ago the tine Komsomol Square was the hamlet of Avtovo buried in thick mud.

Monument to V. Voloddrsky (near Volodarsky Bridge)

near Volodarsky Bridge

Volodarsky is portrayed as an inspired orator and fervent tribune of the Revolution. The monument was made to the design of M. Q. Manizer and set up in 1925 on the left bank of the Neva, near the spot where Volodarsky was assassinated by the enemies of the Revolution on June 20, 1918.

Ilyich House of Culture: Moskovsky Plospect, 152

Moskovsky Plospect, 152

This House of Culture was built in the years of the first RussianFive-Year Plan, on the spot where before the Revolution a tavern called Stdro-Zelyony (Old Green Pub) was situated. The house was erected for the benefit of the workers of the Etectrosila Plant according to the design submitted by the architect N. F. Demkov.

Monument to the Heroes of Krasnodon: Liflandskaya Dlitsa, 8 (8, Liflandskaya Street).

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)…

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Baltic Railway Station: Naberezhnaya Obvodnovo Kanala, 120 (120, Obvodny Canal Embankment)

Naberezhnaya Obvodnovo Kanala, 118 (118, Obvodny Canal Embankment)

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.

Vitebsk Railway Station; Zagorodny Prospect, 52 (52, Zagorodny Avenue).

Zagorodny Prospect, 52 (52, Zagorodny Avenue

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.

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…

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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…

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