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)…


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…


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…


Winter Indoor Swimming Pool: Dlitsa Pravdy, 11 (11, Pravda Street)

Dlitsa Pravdy, 11 (11, Pravda Street)

Military Medical Museum of Russian Ministry of Defense: 191180, St. Petersburg, Lazaretny Lane., 2

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…


Moskovsky Prospect, 18—20 (18—20, Moscow Avenue)

 Moscow Avenue

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.

Vladirnirskaya Underground Station

Underground Station

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…


Obelisk in Memory of the Russian Sailors who Perished at Tsushima: Troickaya Square (Trinity Square)

Troickaya Square (Trinity Square)

The obelisk was set up in 1908. The author of the memorial was the sculptor A. L. Ober.

Nikolsky Sobor (Cathedral): Ploshchad Nicolckaya (Nicolckaya Square).

Ploshchad Nicolckaya (Nicolckaya Square).

The Nikolsky Cathedral is an architectural monument; it was built in 1753—1762 by the eminent Russian architect S. I. Chevakfnsky. The beautifully proportioned, light and elegant bell-tower of the cathedral is one of the masterpieces of the 18th century architecture.

The House actor named K.S. Stanislavsky (K. S. Stanislavsky Palace of Art Workers): Nevsky Prospect, 86 (86, Nevsky Avenue)

In 1835 the architect Q. Fossati erected a building with a classical portico, and in 1959 it became the Palace of Art Workers, the first in the country. This palace joins two clubs of intellectuals, the House of Art Workers and the Actor’s House. The palace runs two Universities of Culture, organizes various cycles of…


The State educational institutions Education Center “St. Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity” (A. A. Zhdanov Palace of Young Pioneers). Address: 191023, St. Petersburg, Nevsky Prospect, 39, letter A

The St. Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity — a wonderful gift from the Russianpeople to the children of Saint Petersburg — was opened on February 12, 1937, in the former Anichkov Palace, where court nobility used to assemble at magnificent balls. Nowadays the three buildings of the palace contain 300 laboratories and workshops, work-rooms…


The Vaganova Ballet Academy. (A. Y. Vagdnova Chorea graphical School); A. V. Lunachdrsky Theatrical Library; A. N. Ostrovsky Theatrical Museum: Ulitsa Zodchevo Rossi, Ploshchad Ostrovskovo, 6 (6, Architect Rossi Street, Ostrovsky Square).

The ballet school was established in 1738 to train artists for the Russian court theatres and since 1837 has been housed in the world-famous building in Architect Rossi Street. Such coryphees of Russian ballet as A. I. Istomina, E. A. Te-iesheva, A. P. Pavlova, A. Y. Vaganova, V. F. Nizhinsky, M. M. Fokin and many…


A. S. Pushkin Academic Drama Theatre: Ploshchad Ostrovskovo (Ostrovsky Square)

A. S. Pushkin Academic Theatre. Its history is a vivid illustration of the growth of old Russian and modern Russiandramatic art. On August 31, 1832, the Aleksandrinsky Theatre (as it was called before the Revolution) gave its first performance. It was M. V. Kryukovsky’s historical drama Prince Pozharsky. The building of the theatre, wonderfully harmonious…


The Russian National library Saltykov-Shchedrin (M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin State Public Library): Address: Ostrovsky, third, Moskovsky Prospekt, 165 / 2 nab. p. Fontanka, 36, Foundry Avenue, 49

The State Public Library named after M. E. Saltykoy-Shchedrin is one of the largest book repositories and a world-known bibliography-research centre. It contains over 13,000,000 catalogued items, three times more than in pre-revolutionary years. Nearly 4,000 people come to the library every day in order to draw out more than 12,000 books, magazines, newspapers and…


Monument to M. I. Glinka in Teatrdlnaya Ploshchad (Theatre Square).

Teatrdlnaya Ploshchad (Theatre Square).

The monument to M. I Glinka, the great Russian composer and founder of our national opera and symphonic. art, was erected in 1906 according to the design of the sculptor P. P. Bach.