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Twelve Collegiums Building

TWELVE COLLEGIUMS BUILDING (7 Universitetskaya Embankment), an example of Baroque architecture, built in 1722-42 (main architect Domenico Trezzini, with the participation of architects G. Trezzini, M.G. Zemtsov and Т

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

Tynyanov Y.N. (1894-1943), writer and literature historian

TYNYANOV Yury Nikolaevich (1894-1943), a philologist and writer. He lived in St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad interruptedly between 1912 and 1941, evacuated soon after the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45

Tyrkova A.V. (1869-1962), the public and political figure

TYRKOVA (in marriage Williams) Ariadna Vladimirovna (1869, St. Petersburg - 1962) was a public and political figure, journalist, and writer. She studied at the Private Gymnasium of Princess A.A

Tyrsa N.A., (1887-1942), artist

TYRSA Nikolay Andreevich (1887-1942), graphic artist and painter. He attended the Academy of Arts (1905-09) and E.N. Zvantseva Arts School (1906-10), studying painting under L.S. Bakst

Tyutchev F.I. (1803-1873), poet

TYUTCHEV Fedor Ivanovich (1803-1873, Tsarskoe Selo), poet and diplomat. He graduated from the Philological Faculty of Moscow University in 1821. In 1822 he went to St

Uchitel E. Y. (1913-1988), film director

UCHITEL Efim Yulievich (1913-1988, Leningrad), documentary film director, script writer, cameraman, People’s Artist of the USSR (1976). After graduating as a cameraman from the Leningrad Institute of Motion-Picture Engineers in 1935 he worked at the


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

Ugarov Boris Sergeevich (1922-1991), artist

UGAROV Boris Sergeevich (1922, Leningrad - 1991, Leningrad), painter and graphic artist, full member (1978) and president (from 1983) of Academy of Arts of the USSR, People's Artist of the USSR (1982)

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

Ugryumov G. I., (1764-1823), artist

UGRYUMOV Grigory Ivanovich (1764 - 1823, St. Petersburg), painter and teacher. He studied at the Academy of Arts in 1770-85, and taught painting at the same institution from 1791 onwards

Uhlan Life-Guards Regiment

UHLAN LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, cavalry guards regiment. Its origin goes back to the Odessa Hussar Regiment, formed in 1803, which served the basis of the Uhlan Regiment of His Highness which was formed the same year

Ukhtomsky A.A., (1875-1942), physiologist

UKHTOMSKY Alexis Alexeevich (1875-1942), physiologist, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1935). He graduated from Moscow Ecclesiastical Academy in 1898. In 1902, he moved to St. Petersburg, where he graduated from the University of St


Ukrainians, an ethnic community forming a part of the St. Petersburg population. Ukrainian language is related to the Slavonic group of Indo-European languages. Their faith is Orthodox. The formation of the Ukrainian community in St

Ulanova G.S., (1910-1998), ballet dancer

ULANOVA Galina Sergeevna (1910, St. Petersburg - 1998), dancer, pedagogue, Hero of Socialist Labor (1974, 1980), People"s Artist of the USSR (1951). Graduating from the Leningrad Choreographic School under A.Y


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

Union for Constituent Assembly Protection

UNION FOR CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY PROTECTION, established in Petrograd on 23 October (old style: 6 December) 1917, united members of the Mensheviks, Socialist Revolutionaries, People's Socialists, Petrograd Central and Regional Dumas, co-operatives

Union of Archangel Michael, the political organization

RUSSIAN NATIONAL UNION OF ARCHANGEL MICHAEL was a monarchical organization created by adherents of V. M. Purishkevich as a result of the split of the Union of the Russian People

Union of Architects

UNION OF ARCHITECTS, St. Petersburg Branch (52 Bolshaya Morskaya Street), creative association of architects, formed in 1932-33 (the statute was ratified in 1937, to be changed repeatedly). The first president was architect M

Union of Art Workers

UNION OF ART WORKERS is a public association established on the initiative of the Society of Architects-Artists in March, 1917, to reform artistic life of the country

Union of Communes of the Northern Region

UNION OF COMMUNES OF THE NORTHERN REGION (Northern Commune, Northern Region), an association of regional Soviets formed in April-May 1918, including the Petrogradskaya, Vologodskaya, Pskovskaya, Novgorodskaya, Olonetskaya

Union of Liberation, political organization

UNION OF LIBERATION was an illegal political organization of liberal democratic orientation. It was founded in 1903. The constituent congress was held in St. Petersburg on 3-5 January 1904 in the flats of lawyer I.A

Union of Scientists

UNION OF SCIENTISTS, St. Petersburg, located at 5 Universitetskaya Embankment, a public organisation established in 1989 in order to contribute to the development of science, train a new generation of scientists, increase the prestige of science

Union of St. Petersburg Designers

UNION OF ST. PETERSBURG DESIGNERS, an artistic public union, was established in 1990 as the Leningrad Branch of the Union of USSR Designers; in 1992 it became the regional organization of the Union of Russian Designers

Union of Struggle for Liberation of the Working Class, St. Petersburg

UNION OF STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION OF THE WORKING CLASS, St. Petersburg, one of the largest social democratic organizations in 1890s. It was founded in 1895 as a number of Marxist circles joined together and operated in close contact with the Group of

Union of Writers, the Leningrad Department

UNION OF WRITERS of the USSR, from 1958, of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, the Leningrad Department or the Leningrad Writers' Organization. The Leningrad Department of the Union of Writers was established at the First All-Union

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

University Concerts

UNIVERSITY CONCERTS, musical experience for students of the Imperial University, arranged in the assembly hall of the university from 1842 to the late 1850s on the initiative of court musician, violoncellist and conductor K.B