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Journalist House

Categories / Literature. Book Publishing/Salons, Circles, Creative Associations and Unions

JOURNALIST HOUSE, a creative club for journalists. It was opened in 1926 as Press House (94 Moika River Embankment; it continually changed adresses), from 1938, it was Journalist House. It was closed in 1941-57, but resumed its activity as a club of the Leningrad Organization of the Union of Journalists of the USSR. The University of Workers-Reporters, the first one in the country, was opened at Journalist House in 1958, about 5,000 people graduated from it during 30 years of its existence. Journalist House has been located at 70 Nevsky Prospect since 1973 (the former mansion of General I. O. Sukhozanet, from the end of the 1820s to the beginning of the 1830s; architect D. I. Quadri, interiors were designed by D. I. Viskonti and S. L. Shustov). In the 1970-80s Journalist House was the informal centre of communication for creative intelligentsia, the cafe and bar of Journalist House were often visited by many outstanding Leningrad writers. The present-day Journalist House is the centre of St. Petersburg Creative Union of Journalists uniting approximately 2,300 journalists in the region. Readings, meetings with figures of science and culture, exhibitions, concerts, press-conferences are routinely arranged in it. The editorial office of the journal Nevsky 70, of the newspaper Soyuz Zhurnalistov (the Union of Journalists), the Institute for the Development of Press, and other organizations are located at Journalist House.

D. N. Akhapkin.

Quadri Domenico
Shustov Smaragd Loginovich
Sukhozanet Ivan Onufrievich
Viskonti David Ivanovich

Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 94
Nevsky prospect/Saint Petersburg, city, house 70

Nevsky Prospect

NEVSKY PROSPECT known as Bolshaya Pershpektivnaya Road or Bolshaya Pershpektiva until 1738, Nevskaya Prospektivaya Street or Nevskaya Perspektiva in 1738-1780s, and 25 October Avenue in 1918-44 so named in memory of the October Revolution of 1917