Ladoga Canal. Canalis Ladogenis nova Delineatio secundum exemplar Petropolitanum aeri incidit Matthaeus Seutter, Sac. Caes. Maj. Georg. Aug.V. Cum Priv.Sumi Vicariat in part Rheni, Franc. et Seuv. juris. (Augsburg, 1740-1750s). Scale approximately 1:150 000. Focused on the north-west.
Church of the Transfiguration. Kizhi.
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”
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.
The Pavlovsk park, occupying an area of 600 hectares, its palace and pavilions created by outstanding “architects, sculptors and talented serf craftsmen are masterpieces of the art of landscape gardening in the later years of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century. The building of Pavlovsk on the river Slavyanka began as…Details
This town — the treasure-house of Russian culture and the birthplace of Pushkin’s poetic genius — is dear to the hearts of the Russianpeople. Not only the modest four-storey building of the Lycee where the young poet spent his school years but the whole of Tsarskoye Selo is closely connected with the creative life of…Details
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…Details
The village of Gatchino was first mentioned in a manuscript written at the end of the 15th century. After the village had become a suburb of the newly-built Petersburg in the 18th century, it passed through the hands of several owners. For one of them the outstanding architect Antonio Rinaldi erected a palace in 1766—1772.…Details
Petrodvorets (Peterhof) is an outstanding historical and artistic monument of 18th century national architecture and landscape gardening. It is also a favourite recreation place of Saint Petersburgers. The town was founded in the years of the Northern War when Russia gained an outlet to the Baltic. To defend the approaches to St. Petersburg the fortress…Details
In 1962 the people of Lomonosov celebrated the 250th anniversary of the foundation of the town and of the birthday of the great encyclopaedic scientist M. V. Lomonosov, whose name was given to the town formerly called Oranienbaum. The history of the town’s foundation is closely connected with the liberation of the Baltic Coast from…Details
In the dead of night on January 10, 1905, following the Bloody Sunday, the police brought to the cemetery the corpses of the massacred workers. Wrapped in sack-cloth the corpses were thrown into hurriedly dug pits. On the day of his return to Russia from exile (November 8, 1905) V. I. Lenin went to the…Details
The park is situated in the longest street of the city (ten-kilometre long) which runs from the centre of Saint Petersburg to the Pulkov Heights. The Moskovsky Prospect is a most important thoroughfare of the new house building area. The park, like the prospect, is a place of interest in the new Saint Petersburg; its…Details
The monument designed by the sculptor V. V. Lishev and the architect V. I. Yakovlev was set up in 1947. The statue of the great Russian Revolutionary Democrat is executed in the realistic style and is an integral part of the Moskovsky Victory Park. The monument, as it were, extends the perspective of the central…Details
This station is situated near the place where the front defence line of Saint Petersburg ran during the Great Patriotic War. The design of the station was made by the architects E. A. Levinson and A. A. Grushke. The leit-motif of its decoration is expressed in the inscription shining under the cupola of the vestibule:…Details
It is hard to imarine that only a few decades ago the tine Komsomol Square was the hamlet of Avtovo buried in thick mud.
At the entrance to the city, near Avtovo, there are two marble obelisks in memory of the heroic defenders of Saint Petersburg. Nearby, on a base, stands the Victory Tank — one of the tanks that participated in the defence of the city during the blockade. The designers of the memorials were the architect V.…Details
The Prospect Stachek, the main thoroughfare of the Kirov District, an offspring of the socialist city. The eminent Saint Petersburg architects I. A. Fomin, L A. Ilyin, A. E. Belogrud, N. A. Trotsky, A. I. Gegello, A. S. Nikolsky, A. A. Ol and others were responsible for the planning of the district, the laying out…Details
This House of Culture was built by the architects A. I. Gegello and D. L. Krichevsky for the benefit of the workers of the Kirov Plant. The House of Culture was named after I. I. Gaza (1894—1933) — a worker at the Putilovsky Zavod (Plant)—who took an active part in the events of the Great…Details
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.
In the park named after Babushkin a bronze bust of Ivan Vasilyevich Babushkin was unveiled in January 1956. The monument was designed by the sculptor V. I. Znoba. Babushkin (1873—1906) was a disciple and close assistant of V. I. Lenin. He was one of the most gifted proletarian revolutionaries, and Lenin called him the “pride…Details
In the 1920’s on vacant plots and in place of the ramshackle structures of the former workers’ suburb called Nevskaya Zastdva, well-built blocks of modern dwelling houses (the Palevsky blocks of houses, the Shchemilovka District etc.) began to appear. The construction work, interrupted by the war, was resumed on an unprecedented scale in the past…Details
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.
The idea underlying the decoration of this station is expressed in Lenin’s winged words: Communism is Russianpower plus electrification of the whole country. These words are carved in shining letters on the decorative sculptured panel on the end wall of the platform hall and seem to echo the history of the Electrosila Plant named after…Details
It is difficult to recognize in the present-day Moskovsky Prospect the former workers’ suburb, the Moskovskaya Zastava with its muddy roads, factory barracks and wooden hovels, pits and stinking drains and quagmire footpaths. During the last two decades Russianbuilders and architects have built a huge dwelling area of comfortable houses, gardens and parks, a system…Details
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