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Turgeneva Square

TURGENEVA SQUARE, Pokrovskaya Square until 1923, at the intersection of Sadovaya Street (the numeration of the buildings on the square follows the numerical order set on Sadovaya Street) and Angliisky Avenue; the square is the centre of Kolomna area

Turukhtannye Islands

TURUKHTANNYE ISLANDS, an area to the south-west of St. Petersburg, in the zone of the coal harbour of the seaport. The name comes from waterlogged islands that existed on this site before the 1930s, but merged with the mainland

Tverskaya Street

TVERSKAYA STREET, called Ofitserskaya Street from the 1770s to 1859, from Tavricheskaya Street to Proletarskoy Diktatury Square. It was renamed in honour of one of the cities of central Russia, Tver, as a number of other streets in this district

Tyarlevo, village

TYARLEVO, formerly a village, from 1998 a municipal division in Pavlovsk administrative district located at the banks of the Tyarlevsky Brook and the Slavyanka River, and adjacent to Pavlovsky Park in the south


UDELNAYA, an area in the north part of St. Petersburg; in the north, it adjoins Ozerki, in the east - Sosnovka forest park, in the east - Kolomyagi, in the south-west - Udelny Park

Udelny Park

UDELNY PARK is located between Engelsa Avenue, Udelny Avenue, Bogatyrsky Avenue, Ispytateley Avenue, Kolomyazhsky Avenue and Akkuratova Street. From the 1930s until the beginning of the 1990s, it was called the Chelyuskintsev Memorial Park

Ugolnaya Harbour

UGOLNAYA HARBOUR (Coal Harbour) is an artificial harbour located in the south-eastern St. Petersburg. It was constructed in the area of a small arm of Neva Bay for unloading of vessels shipping coal at the turn of the 20th century


ULYANKA, an area to the south-west of St. Petersburg; in the north-east, it borders on Dachnoe (divided from it with Alexandrino forest park); in the west, it is confined with Marshal Zhukov Avenue, in the south - with Narodnogo Opolcheniya Avenue

Underground Waters

UNDERGROUND WATERS. St. Petersburg is located in the northwestern part of Moskovsky artesian basin. The water content of the crystalline rocks relate to the residuum and zones where they meet

Universitetskaya Embankment

UNIVERSITETSKAYA EMBANKMENT (prior the end of the 18th century, Kadetskaya Embankment, until 1887 - Bolshaya Neva River Embankment), is situated on the right bank of the Bolshaya Neva, between Birzhevaya Square and Sixth Line of Vasilievsky Island

Urban Plantations

URBAN PLANTATIONS, artificially created plantations: gardens, parks, forest parks, yards lawns, and the territory around ponds, squares, streets. The plantations perform the double function of sanitary protection and aesthetic city decoration


URITSK, a former separate town within the Leningrad Region. Founded in 1925, and named after М. S. Uritsky, the town stretched along the territory of the present-day Krasnoselsky District, west of Ligovo

Ushakovskaya Embankment

USHAKOVSKAYA EMBANKMENT, on the right bank of the Bolshaya Nevka River, from Chernaya Rechka River Embankment to Akademika Krylova Street. The embankment is an extension of Vyborgskaya Embankment

Ushkovo, village

USHKOVO (until 1948 Tyurisevya), formerly a village, since 1998 - a municipal unit of Kurortny District, 49 km to the north-west of St. Petersburg, in the resort area on the north coast of the Gulf of Finland; a railway station

Ust-Izhora, settlement

UST-IZHORA, an urban settlement (1938), within the Kolpinsky District (1952), on the left bank of the Neva River, where it meets the Izhora River (hence the name)


UST-SLAVYANKA, an area to the south-east of Rybatskoe, on the right bank of the Slavyanka River, where it flows into the Neva River. The name appeared before the foundation of St. Petersburg

Utka, river

UTKA, a river southeast of Saint Petersburg, feeds into the Neva River from the right, meeting it near Heating Station No. 5. Named after manufacturer Utkin, which dates back to the 19th century

Utkina Zavod

UTKINA ZAVOD, a locality in southeast of Saint Petersburg, on the Neva River's right bank, just above the Utka River Estuary, along the Oktyabrskaya Embankment

Vasileostrovets, garden

VASILEOSTROVETS, a garden between Bolshoy Avenue and Sredny Avenue of Vasilievsky Island, Klubnaya Street, Twenty-Fourth and Twenty-Fifth Line of Vasilievsky Island. Its area is 1.4 hectares

Vasileostrovsky District

VASILEOSTROVSKY DISTRICT is an administrative territorial unit of St. Petersburg. (Its territory administration is located at 55 Bolshoy Avenue of Vasilievsky Island) Its present-day borders were formed in 1917 (the western part was a separate

Vasilievsky Island

VASILIEVSKY ISLAND, the largest island in the estuary of the Neva 1,090 hectares in area. The island is washed by the Bolshaya Neva in the south and the Malaya Neva in the northeast


VEGETATION. St. Petersburg is situated in the Southern Taiga subzone characterised by a dominance of coniferous forests with grass and shrub formations. Prior to active human settlement the Neva Lowland and the coast of the Gulf of Finland were

Veselnaya Street

VESELNAYA STREET (Oar Street), between Bolshoy Avenue and Sredny Avenue of Vasilievsky Island, in the region of the Harbour. The road was built in the 1730s and named Eighth Line and Ninth Line in the early 19th century

Vesely Poselok

VESELY POSELOK, an area in the south-east of St. Petersburg, on the right bank of the Neva River, between Dybenko Street, Bolshevikov Avenue and Novoselov Street

Veteranov Avenue

VETERANOV AVENUE, translated as Veterans' Avenue, between Podvodnika Kuzmina Street and Pionerstroya Street. It was laid in 1960-70s through Dachnoe, Ulyanka, Ligovo, and Sosnovaya Polyana

Vladimirskaya Square

VLADIMIRSKAYA SQUARE, in 1739 - Torgovaya Square, in 1923-50 - Nakhimsona Square after revolutionary S. M. Nakhimson (1885-1918). The square is bounded by Zagorodny Avenue, Vladimirsky Avenue, Kuznechny Lane, Kolokolnaya Street

Vladimirsky Avenue

VLADIMIRSKY AVENUE, a part of Liteiny Avenue in 1739-1860 also named Vladimirskaya Street from the late 18th century and Nakhimsona Avenue in 1918-44. It runs between Vladimirskaya Square and Nevsky Avenue

Volga-Baltic Waterway

VOLGA-BALTIC WATERWAY, an artificial hydrotechnical structure in the north-west of Russia, linking the basins of the Neva River with those of the Volga and Northern Dvina

Volkova Village

VOLKOVA VILLAGE, an area to the south of Obvodny Canal, between Moscow Line and Vitebsk Line of Oktyabrskaya Railway, on the banks of the Volkovka River. Since the early 16th century, there was a Novgorod settlement

Volkovka, river

VOLKOVKA, a river, formerly the left tributary to the Neva River. It assumed its name in 1887 after the village of Volkovo (see Volkova Village; formerly known as Chernaya Rechka)