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.

The St.Petersburg State Conservatory (N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire): 190000, Saint Petersburg, Teatralnaya Ploshchad 3 (3 Theatre Square). Metro station “Sennaya Square” “Sadovaya (Garden)”, etc. – 15-20 minutes on foot. via Griboyedov

Monument to N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in Teatralnaya Ploshchad (Theatre Square). In 1952, near the building of the conservatoire where the outstanding Russian composer taught his students, a monument to N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov was unveiled; this memorial was designed by the sculptor V. Y. Bogolyubov and V. I. Ingal This is the oldest Russian conservatoire; it…


The State Academic Mariinsky Theatre Opera and Ballet ( formerly S. M. Kirov Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre): Teatralnaya Ploshchad, 1 (1Theatre Square).

This is one of the oldest theatres in Saint Petersburg; its stage history is organically associated with the development of Russian musical, vocal and choreographic art. On October 2, 1860, the patriotic opera Ivan Susanin by M. I. Glinka was staged in the building designed by the well-known theatre architect A. K. Kavos and built…


Branch of the Institute of Physiology named after Academician I. P. Pavlov; Monument to I. P. Pavlov: Selo Pavlovo (Village of Pavlov), formerly Koltushi.

By the decree of the RussianGovernment, a Biological station was established here in accordance with I. P. Pavlov’s plan. The great physiologist worked for many years in this scientific research centre —the Capital of Conditioned Reflexes. In 1951, close to the building of the Institute, a monument to I. P. Pavlov was set up: a…


A. V. Suvorov Museum: 193015, St. Petersburg, ul. Kirochnaya (formerly the Saltykov-Shchedrin), 43, from Art. m. “Chernyshevskaya”

The collection of the museum includes about 4,000 items; they show the chief landmarks in Suvorov’s life and the development of his military genius. The museum has gathered valuable archive materials and various thophies captured by the Russian army under the command of Suvorov. The building of the museum was erected in 1904 in accordance…


Saint Petersburg Philharmonia (Grand Hall): Mikhailovskaya Street

The Saint Petersburg Philhar mania is the oldest concert sponsoring society in the country. At the close of the 19th century the Russian Musical Society gave numerous concerts here; outstanding performers appeared before audiences in the Grand Hall, among them the pianist Anton Rubinstein; P. I. Tchaikovsky conducted his Sixth Symphony there. The Symphony Orchestra…


Saint Petersburg Chess Club named after M. I. Chigorin: 191186, St. Petersburg, ul. Most Konyushennaya 25

Interesting All-Union and international competitions between the leading chess players are often held at the club. The Saint Petersburg chess-school has the steady reputation of being one of the most skilled in our country. M. M. Botvinnik, the world chess champion, is one of the founders of the Saint Petersburg chess-school. The club saw many…


A. S. Popov Central Museum of Communications: 190000, St. Petersburg, ul. Pochtamtskaya 7

Founded in- 1877 as the Post-and-Telegraph Museum, it dealt with collecting all kinds of rarities and curiosities. Only after 1917 did the museum become a real cultural and educational institution. Its exhibits are housed in the former palace of a nobleman built in the 18th century. Among the unique exhibits of the Historical Section are…


Going for a walk in the Summer Garden

in the Summer Garden.

Old photo

At the Palace Bridge in spring

Old photo

Old photo

Smolny Sobor (Cathedral): Ploshchad Rastrelli (Rastrelli Square)

Ploshchad Rastrelli (Rastrelli Square)

The huge five-domed cathedral (85 metres high) of the Smolny Nunnery is the centre of an architectural ensemble built in 1748—1764 to the design of the architect V. V. Rastrelli, an outstanding master of the baroque style.
In 1832—1835 the architect V. P. Stasov completed the construction and the fittings of the cathedral.