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Bolshaya Okhta, locality

BOLSHAYA OKHTA, a locality in the east of St. Petersburg, on the right bank of the Neva River, surrounded by the Okhta River, Energetikov Avenue and Revolyutsii Freeway

Cemeteries (entry)

CEMETERIES. Even before the foundation of St. Petersburg there were several necropolises on the location of the future city: the records of the beginning of the 18th century indicate a Finnish-Swedish cemetery at Elagin (Aptekarsky) Island

Cemeteries to the Victims of Repression

CEMETERIES FOR THE VICTIMS OF REPRESSION, places of mass burial of the victims of political repressions in Petrograd - Leningrad. In 1918-53, Petrograd -Leningrad VChKa (All-Russian Extraordinary Commission, more commonly known as the Cheka)

Chernavka, river

CHERNAVKA, a river in the east of St. Petersburg, a tributary to the Okhta River. The length is about two kilometres; width in its lower course is up to 12 metres. The name was caused by the dark colour of the water


DECEMBRISTS, members of secret societies, mainly, Guard officers and Masonic lodge members, who excited a rebellion against autocracy and serfdom in December 1825 (hence the name). Many of the future Decembrists were born in St

Energetikov Avenue

ENERGETIKOV AVENUE, from Carl Faberge Avenue to Marshala Blucher Avenue. The avenue was laid in the 1960s as a part of the central ring route. It was built during the 1960s-80s

Goldgor D.S. (1912-1982), architect.

GOLDGOR David Semenovich (1912, St. Petersburg - 1982, Leningrad), architect, graphic artist. Graduated from the Leningrad College of Engineering and Urban Planning (1934). He was in charge of the workshop of Lenproject Institute (from 1953)

Graftio H. O., (1869-1949), Electrical Engineer

GRAFTIO Heinrich Osipovich (1869-1949, Leningrad) was a scientist, electrical engineer, academician of Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1932). Graftio graduated from Novorossiisky University in Odessa (1892) and from St

Istomina А.I., (1799-1848), ballet dancer

ISTOMINA Avdotya Ilyinichna (1799 - 1848, St. Petersburg), ballet dancer. A student of E. I. Kolosova and C. Didelot, she graduated from the Petersburg Theatre School in 1815. She danced in the Imperial Troupe at St

Kunitsyn А.P. (1783-1840), lawyer, teacher

KUNITSYN Alexander Petrovich (1783-1840, St. Petersburg), lawyer, teacher, writer. Studied at the Tver Theological Seminary. In 1804-07, he continued studying, this time at the St

Miracle-Working and Revered Icons (entry)

MIRACLE-WORKING AND REVERED ICONS. The most famous Miracle-Working icon of Our Lady of Kazan — the copy of the 16th century of the lost Miracle-Working icon of the same name, can now be seen in the Kazan Cathedral

Pakulin V.V. (1900-1951), artist

PAKULIN Vyacheslav Vladimirovich (1900-1951, Leningrad), painter, graphic artist, theatre artist. He studied at the Central School of Technical Drawing (1916-18, 1920-22) under V.N. Solovyev, V.B. Guretsky, and I.S

Panteleev L. (1908-1989), writer

PANTELEEV L. (real name Eremeev Alexey Ivanovich) (1908, St. Petersburg - 1989, Leningrad), writer. He was born at 140 Fontanka River Embankment (the building has not been preserved) in the family of an officer, who was granted a hereditary title

Polenov A. L., (1871-1947), surgeon

POLENOV Andrey Lvovich (1871-1947, Leningrad), one of the founders of Russian neurosurgery, Academician of the Academy of Medical Sciences (1946). He lived in St. Petersburg from 1888. Polenov graduated from the Military Medical Academy (1896)

Romanov B.A., (1889-1957), historian

ROMANOV Boris Alexandrovich (1889, St. Petersburg - 1957, Leningrad), historian, PhD degree in history (1941). After graduating from the faculty of history and philology of the University of St

Shchekatikhina-Pototskaya A.V. (1892-1967), artist

SHCHEKATIKHINA-POTOTSKAYA (nee Shchekatikhina) Alexandra Vasilievna (1892-1967, Leningrad), porcelain artist, painter, graphic artist. She lived in St. Petersburg from 1908 and studied at the Drawing School of Artists Encouragement Fund under

Sinaisky V.A., (1893-1968), sculptor

SINAISKY Viktor Alexandrovich (1893-1968, Leningrad), sculptor. Studied at the Academy of Arts under V.A. Beklemishev and G.R. Zaleman (1917-20), and A.T. Matveev (1921-22), where he taught on an off between 1921 and 1951, M.K

Turner H. I., (1858 - 1941), surgeon, orthopaedist

TURNER Henrich Ivanovich (1858, St. Petersburg - 1941, Leningrad), surgeon, orthopaedist, Doctor of Medicine (1894). He graduated from the Medical Surgical Academy (1881)