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Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), Grand Prince

VLADIMIR ALEXANDROVICH (1847, St. Petersburg- 1909, St. Petersburg), Grand Prince, statesman and military officer, Infantry General (1880), Adjutant General (1872), member of the State Assembly (1872), senator (1868), honorary member of the St

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

Vladimirskie Courses

VLADIMIRSKIE COURSES (St. Petersburg University public courses), an educational institution, founded in 1870 by a group of female education activists, who later established Bestuzhev Courses

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

Vladimirsky L. А. (1903-1973),Admiral

VLADIMIRSKY Lev Anatolyevich (1903-1973), Admiral (1941), Candidate of Naval Sciences (1970). Graduated from the Naval Academy in Leningrad (1925, 47 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment; memorial plaque)

Vladimirsky Palace

VLADIMIRSKY PALACE (26 Dvortsovaya Embankment/ 27 Millionnaya Street), architectural monument of eclecticism. It was built for Grand Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich in 1867-1872 (architect A.I. Rezanov with the participation of architects A.L. Gun, I

VOEYKOV A.I., (1842-1916), climatologist, geographer

Voeykov Alexander Ivanovich (1842-1916), climatologist and geographer, founder of climatology in Russia, Corresponding Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1910)

Voeykov Main Geophysical Observatory

VOEYKOV MAIN GEOPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY, situated at 7 Karbysheva Street, the central research institution conducting research in aerophysics and climatology. It has also been monitoring ambient air pollution in St. Petersburg since 1990

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

Volkhov Front

VOLKHOV FRONT, joint USSR armed forces from the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45, which operated in the Leningrad and Novgorod regions. The front was formed on 17 December 1941 from left wing Leningrad front forces, and consisted of the 4th, 52nd

Volkonsky S.M. (1860-1937), dramatist

VOLKONSKY Sergey Mikhailovich (1860-1937), Prince, dramatist and critic, pedagogue, expert on acting technique theory, historian, writer, and Staff Master (1901). Graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology at St

Volkov F.G., (1729-1763), actor

VOLKOV Fedor Grigorievich (1729-1763), actor, theatre worker. In 1754-56, studied at the Infantry Cadet Corps. In the 1740s, he established the first private theatre in Yaroslavl, which in 1750 became the resident public theatre

Volkov F.I. (1754-1803), architect

VOLKOV Fedor Ivanovich (1754 - 1803, St. Petersburg), architect, academy member (1794), professor and Assistant Rector (1796) of the Academy of Fine Arts. Graduated from the Academy of Fine arts in 1772, continued his education in Italy and France

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)

Volkovskoe Cemeteries

VOLKOVSKOE CEMETERIES is situated in the north-eastern part of Frunzensky region, the oldest of the St. Petersburg cemeteries functioning today. Volkovskoe Orthodox Cemetery (7а Rasstanny Passage)

Volkovsky Canal

VOLKOVSKY CANAL, built in the late 1960s during the development of the district of Kupchino along the railway embankment of Vitebskaya Railroad. The canal derives its name from the Volkovka River

Volny Island

VOLNY ISLAND, name of two now defunct islands. 1) Volny Island at the mouth of the Malaya Neva River where the coasts watch post was situated until the early 20th century. It was linked to Dekabristov Island after deposition of soil in 1960s

Volodarsky Bridge

VOLODARSKY BRIDGE, across the Neva River, joining Ivanovskaya (left bank of Neva River) and Narodnaya streets. Named in memory of the revolutionary V. Volodarsky, killed in 1918 in this area. Built in 1932-36 (engineers G.P. Peredery, V.I

Volodarsky Printing House

VOLODARSKY PRINTING HOUSE (59 Fontanka River Embankment) is the main production facility of Lenizdat Publishers. Originally called the Printing House of the State Medical Collegium, it was founded in 1795 on Aptekarsky Island

Volodarsky, village

VOLODARSKY VILLAGE (until 1918 - Alexandrovsky village), an area 18 km south-west from the centre of St. Petersburg. Volkhonskoe Freeway joins it with Strelna and Pushkin, while Krasnoselskoe Freeway connects it with Krasnoe Selo

Volodin A.M. (1919-2001), playwright

VOLODIN (real surname Lifshitz) Alexander Moiseevich (1919-2001, St. Petersburg), playright, poet, script and prose writer. Took part in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45

Vologdin Scientific Research Institute of High-Frequency Currents

VOLOGDIN ALL-RUSSIAN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HIGH-FREQUENCY CURRENTS, located at Shuvalovsky Park. It was established in 1947 as the Scientific Research Institute for the Use of High-Frequency Currents, based on the laboratory of V. P

Voluntary University, 1862

VOLUNTARY UNIVERSITY is the name for a series of lectures given in January-March 1862 at the City Duma and Peterschule. The courses were opened on chargeable basis after the closure of St

Volynkina Village

VOLYNKINA, formerly a village, situated by the Ekateringofka River in the area of the intersection of present-day Kalinina Street and Trefoleva Street. From the 15th century, this place was the site of the Finnish village of Vallakula

Volynsky A.P. (1689-1740), statesman

VOLYNSKY Artemy Petrovich (1689-1740, St Petersburg), statesman, Chief Master of the Hunt (1736). He was married to Peter the Great's cousin, A.L. Naryshkina. Started his career in the Vladimirsky Dragoon Regiment (1708)

Volzhsko-Kamsky Commercial Bank

VOLZHSKO-KAMSKY BANK, a joint-stock commercial bank founded by a group of manufacturers and merchants with V. A. Kokorev at the head who served as a chairman of the board from 1878. A. F

Vorobyev M.N. (1787-1855), artist

VOROBYEV Maxim Nikiforovich (1787-1855, St. Petersburg), painter. He was a student of F. Y. Alexeev in the Academy of Arts in 1798-1809, a teacher and a professor from 1815 and 1823, respectively

Voronikhin A.N. (1759-1814), architect

VORONIKHIN Andrey Nikiforovich (1759-1814, St. Petersburg), architect, adherent of Neoclassicism. Prior to 1785, a serf of Count A.S. Stroganov. He studied in Moscow (from 1777) under the supervision of V.I. Bazhenov and M.F. Kazakov and in St

Voronin M. S. (1838-1903), public figure, entrepreneur

VORONIN Mikhail Stepanovich (1838, St. Petersburg 1903, St. Petersburg), botanist, public figure, entrepreneur, patron of arts, member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1898). He graduated from St