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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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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Monument to A. S. Griboyedov; New Building of Young Spectators Theatre on Zagorodny Prospect

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…

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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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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…

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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…

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Palace of Culture named after the First Five-Year Plan: ulitsa Dekabristov, 34 (34, Decembrists’ Street)

In 1930 a House of Culture for trade-and public catering workers was built on the site of the former Litovsky market. The large-scale reconstruction of the building was carried out in 1956— 1957 according to the plan submitted by the architects N. A. Miturich, V. V. Gorbachev and M. L. Fainberg. The outside of the…

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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…

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