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Naval Revolutionary Committee

NAVAL REVOLUTIONARY COMMITTEE (NRC), established on 26.10(8.11)1917 in Smolny at the meeting of the delegates of Second All-Russia Congress of Soviets of Fleets and Flotillas

Navy Engineering Institute

NAVY ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (NEI) (The Major Admiralty) originates from the School of Ship Architecture (1798; renamed the Sea Engineering School in 1898-1919). A new Sea Engineering School opened in 1923

Navy Institute, St.Petersburg

NAVY INSTITUTE (NI), St. Petersburg, at 17 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, developed from the Moscow Cadet Corps, in the same building where the Courses for Command Personnel were instituted in 1918

Nesterov P.N. (1887-1914), aviator

NESTEROV Peter Nikolaevich (1887-1914), military aviator, founder of aerobatics. Graduated from the Officers School of Aeronautics (1912, memorial plaque - 7 Parkovaya Street)

Neva Battle (1240)

NEVA BATTLE (1240) is the name for the battle between Swedish forces and Russian retinue on the Neva River on 15 July 1240. The Swedes tried to capture the mouth of the Neva, Great Novgorod and Russia's only access to the Baltic Sea

Neva Bridgehead

NEVA BRIDGEHEAD ("Nevsky Pyatachok"). A bridgehead on the left side of the Neva River near the Moskovskaya Dubrovka settlement and the village of Arbuzovo, occupied by Soviet troops on the night of 20 September 1941

Nikolaevsky Engineering Academy

NIKOLAEVSKY ENGINEERING ACADEMY is higher military educational institution. It was created in 1855, from the Imperial Military Academy, which had run officers' classes for the Major Engineering High School

Nikolaevsky Naval Academy

NIKOLAEVSKY NAVAL ACADEMY was named after Emperor Nicholas I, and founded in 1877 on the basis of the Academic Course of Marine Sciences (1862), which had been called the Higher Officers Class of the Naval Cadet Corps (1827-62)

Nikolay Nikolaevich the Elder (1831-1891), Grand Prince

NIKOLAY NIKOLAEVICH the Elder (1831 Tsarskoe Selo - 1891), Grand Prince, Field Marshal General (1878). The third son of Emperor Nicholas I. From 1852, Inspector General of the Engineering Corps, and from 1864 Inspector General of the Cavalry

Nikolay Nikolaevich the Younger (1856-1929), Grand Prince

NIKOLAY NIKOLAEVICH the Younger (1856, St. Petersburg 1929), Grand Prince, General of Cavalry (1900), Adjutant General (1894). Son of Grand Prince Nikolay Nikolaevich the Elder

Nobility Regiment

NOBILITY REGIMENT, higher military academic establishment. Founded in 1804 as a Volunteers Corp of the 2nd Cadet Corps for accelerated training of officers from the indigent nobility over 16 years old

Northern Front of 1941

NORTHERN FRONT, joint armed forces of the USSR during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45. Deployed on 24 June 1941 from the Leningrad Air Defence Force to defend the Soviet-Finnish border from the Barents Sea to the Baltic Sea

Officer Aeronautic School

OFFICER AERONAUTIC SCHOOL, a military school providing training for aeronautic officers and aviators. It was established in September 1910 on the basis of the Training Aviation Field with Major General A. M. Kovanko at the head

Officer Assemblies

OFFICER ASSEMBLIES, administrative associations of officers serving in the same regiment, including the quarters. Administrative committees of officer associations were established in the 1870s and engaged in administrative issues with capital

Officers' House

OFFICERS’ HOUSE (20 Liteyny Avenue), a cultural educational establishment of the Russian Federation Ministry of Defence, and professional military servicemen’s club. Founded in 1918 as the Red Army House, it was given the name of S.M

Officers Houses (entry)

OFFICERS HOUSES, officers houses were stone tenement houses (second half of the 19th - beginning of the 20th centuries), where apartments were rented at low rates solely to the officers rendering military service in one of the garrison's regiments

Oranienbaum Bridgehead

ORANIENBAUM BRIDGEHEAD (Primorsky Bridgehead), a territory along the shore of the Gulf of Finland, from the Voronka River to Peterhof (about 65 km long and 25 km deep)

Page Corps

PAGE CORPS (The Imperial Page Corps), a closed privileged military educational institution, which trained pupils for court, military and civil service. It was based in 1759 as a court school for the preparation of pages (situated at 33 Millionnaya

Palace Grenadiers Company

PALACE GRENADIERS COMPANY, a special honour military unit, under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of the Imperial Court. The company was formed in 1827 and staffed with enlisted guards who had distinguished themselves in the course of the Patriotic

Panteleev Y.А. (1901-1983), Admiral

PANTELEEV Yury Alexandrovich (1901, St. Petersburg; 1983, Leningrad), Admiral (1953), Professor (1962). Completed Classes in Navigation for Commanders of the Naval Forces of the Red Army Revolutionary Committee (1925)

Parade of 8 July 1945

PARADE OF 8 JULY 1945, celebrations held in Leningrad in honour of the Leningrad Guard Infantry Corps (the 45th, 63rd and 64th Guard Rifle Divisions), which were returning to the city from the Baltics

Parades and Reviews

PARADES AND REVIEWS, solemn public military ceremonies, held in St. Petersburg since the 1730s. Until 1917 they were diverse and held in large numbers, occurred frequently, imparting the solemn and festive look of a military capital to the city

Pavlovsky Life Guards Regiment

PAVLOVSKY LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, infantry guards regiment. Raised in 1790 from separate grenadier companies like the Pavlovsky Grenadier Regiment. Participated in the wars with France (1799, 1805, 1806-07, 1812-14); Turkey (1828-29

People's Militia of St. Petersburg (1805, 1812, 1854-55)

PEOPLE'S MILITIA (VOLUNTEER CORPS) OF ST. PETERSBURG, recruited from city residents, state peasants and serfs of St. Petersburg and the neighbouring governorates at the times of large-scale wars for reinforcing the regular army

People's Volunteer Militia of 1941

PEOPLE'S VOLUNTEER MILITIA (NARODNOE OPOLCHENIE) OF 1941. Volunteer military units formed at the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45, made up of people not subject to immediate draft upon mobilization

Platz - Drill Grounds (entry)

PLATZ (from German "Platz" - square) is a large and flat area (squares, waste grounds) for drills and army training. The first platz (drill square) in St. Petersburg was Mars Field

Popov M.M. (1902-1969), General

POPOV Markian Mikhailovich (1902-1969), Soviet military commander, General (1953), Hero of the Soviet Union (1965). From 1920 served in the Red Army. Graduated from Pskov Infantry Command Courses (1923)

Popov А.А. (1821-1898), Admiral

POPOV Andrey Alexandrovich (1821-1898, St. Petersburg), naval architect, Admiral (1891), Adjutant General (1871). Graduated from the Naval Cadet School (1837). In 1837-38 entered service with the Baltic Fleet

Potemkin G. A. (1739-1791), statesman

POTEMKIN (from 1775 Potemkin-Tavrichesky) Grigory Alexandrovich (1739-1791), Count (1774) and His Highness, Prince (1775), statesman and military officer, favourite of Empress Catherine II, her secret spouse (from 1774) and virtual co-ruler

Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment

PREOBRAZHENSKY LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, the oldest infantry guards regiment. Founded by Peter I in 1683 in the village of Preobrazhenskoe by Moscow (hence the name), raised to a regiment in 1692, received the title of guards in 1700

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