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University of Aerospace Technology, St. Petersburg State

UNIVERSITY OF AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY, St. Petersburg State, located at 67 Bolshaya Morskaya Street. Was established in 1941 as the Leningrad Aviation Institute. It was renamed the Leningrad Institute of Aviation Technology in 1945

University of Cinema and Television, St. Petersburg State

UNIVERSITY OF CINEMA AND TELEVISION, St. Petersburg State, located at 13 Pravdy Street, was established in 1918 as the Higher Institute of Photography and Photo Technology. It became the School of Photography in 1924

University of Culture and Arts, St. Petersburg State

UNIVERSITY OF CULTURE AND ARTS, St. Petersburg State, located at 2 Palace Embankment and 4 Palace Embankment, was established in 1918 as the first Russian Institute for extra-curriculum education. It became the N. K

University of Low-Temperature and Food Technology

UNIVERSITY OF LOW-TEMPERATURE AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY, St. Petersburg State University of Low-Temperature and Food Technology situated at 9 Lomonosova Street. Was founded in 1931 as the Leningrad Institute of the Refrigeration Industry renamed the St

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

Urgent Medical Help (UMH)

Urgent Medical Help (UMH), specialised medical service. The beginning of UMN was laid by the foundation of the Society of the application of First Aid (chief doctor G. I


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

Uritsky M.S. (1873-1918), revolutionary, statesman

URITSKY Moisey Solomonovich (1873-1918, Petrograd), statesman. He graduated from the faculty of law of Kiev University (1897). After the split of Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party (1903) he joined Mensheviks

Ursula, Blessed (Yulia Leduchowskaya) (1865-1939) - Catholic Saint

URSULA (Lay name Countess Yulia Leduchowskaya), Catholic nun. She joined the convent of Ursuline Sisters in Krakow as a novice in 1887, and took the veil the following year under the name of Ursula in the same convent

Ushakov F.F.(1745-1817), Admiral

USHAKOV Fedor Fedorovich (1745-1817), Naval Commander, Admiral (1799). Graduated from the Naval Cadet School (1766; 17 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment - memorial plaque)

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

Ushakovsky Bridge

USHAKOVSKY BRIDGE (called Stroganovsky until 1952, from the neighboring summer residence of Count A.S. Stroganov; prior to that, Second Kamennoostrovksy), across the Bolshaya Nevka River

Ushinsky K.D., (1824-1870), teacher

USHINSKY Konstantin Dmitrievich (1824-1870), teacher. In 1844, he graduated from the faculty of law of the University of Moscow and moved to St. Petersburg in 1849. Here he contributed to the Sovremennik and Biblioteka dlya Chteniya journals

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

Uspensky G.I. (1843-1902), writer

USPENSKY Gleb Ivanovich (1843-1902, St. Petersburg), prose writer and publicist. He did his studies at the Petersburg University (1861) and in Moscow University (1862), without receiving a degree. In 1864-67 he lived continuously in St. Petersburg

Uspensky L.V. (1900-1978), writer

USPENSKY Lev Vasilievich (1900, St. Petersburg - 1978, Leningrad) writer. He graduated from the K. I. May Gymnasium and then from the Department of Philology at the Institute of Art History in Leningrad

Uspensky N.V. (1885-1947), founder of the Necropolis Museum

USPENSKY Nikolay Viktorovich (1885-1947), museum worker. He studied at the Higher Phototechnical Institute in the 1920s and worked as a researcher at the Russian Museum from 1926 to 1932. He was a member of Stary Petersburg Society

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

Ustinov Baltic Technical University

USTINOV BALTIC STATE TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (Military Mechanical Institute), located at 1 First Krasnoarmeiskaya Street. The history of the university dates back to the Tsesarevitch Nikolay Vocational School established in 1875

Uteman F. F., entrepreneur

UTEMAN Franz Frantsevich (1868-1925), entrepreneur, Actual Civil Counsellor. He was a son of a German who opened an agency business in St. Petersburg in 1867. After graduating from St

Utesov L.O., (1895-1982), singer

UTESOV Leonid Osipovich (real name Weisbein Lazar Iosifovich) (1895-1982), singer, actor, jazz band leader, People's Artist of the USSR (1965). Studied at the Faig Odessa Commercial School

Utin Y. I. (1839-1916), entrepreneur

UTIN Yakov Isaakovich (1839-1916), entrepreneur, Privy Counsellor. Graduating from St. Petersburg University with a major in law in 1860, he served in the Department of Justice and was promoted to serve as the Director of the Department

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

Utkin N.I., (1780-1863), printmaker

UTKIN Nikolay Ivanovich (1780-1863, St. Petersburg), printmaker and teacher. He attended the workshops of A.Y. Radig and I.S. Klauber at the Academy of Arts from 1785 to 1800; in 1803-14 he held an Academy scholarship in Paris

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

Uvarov S.S. (1786-1855), statesman

UVAROV Sergey Semenovich (1786, St. Petersburg (?) - 1855), Count (1846), statesman, Full Privy Councilor (1838), senator, Member of State Assembly (1826), Fellow of the Russian Academy (1831). Educated at home

V.I. Neelov, I.V. Neelov, P.V. Neelov, architects

NEELOV family, a family of architects, representatives of early Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Vasily Ivanovich (1722-82), apprentice of S.I. Chevakinsky and M.G. Zemtsov; from 1744, worked with them and F.B

Vaganova A.Y., (1879-1951), ballet-dancer

VAGANOVA Agrippina Yakovlevna (1879, St. Petersburg - 1951, Leningrad), ballet-dancer, pedagogue, choreographer, People's Artist of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1954)

Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet

VAGANOVA ACADEMY OF RUSSIAN BALLET situated at 2 Zodchego Rossi Street. It was founded as the Dancing School in 1738 on the initiative of J. B. Lande, a French choreographer and teacher