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Dibuny, area

DIBUNY, an area in the west part of Pesochny municipal unit, on the right bank of the Chernaya River. There is a railway station of the same name. The toponym originates from the Old Russian word "dybun" meaning swamp or bog

Didelot C.L., (1767-1837), choreographer

DIDELOT Charles Louis Frederic (1767-1837), French ballet dancer, choreographer, and teacher. He studied under J. Dauberval and J. B. Lany in Paris. The choreographer and the chief of the ballet department in St

Diocesan Congregation in the Name of the Mother of God

DIOCESAN CONGREGATION IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER OF GOD was established in St. Petersburg in 1884 on the initiative of Arseny (Bryantsev), Bishop of Vyborg, with the purpose of propagating religious and moral education among the public and of

Diplomatic missions (entry)

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS, foreign governmental organs of external affairs headed by an ambassador of an embassy, a missionary, or a diplomat appointment to a particular mission. In 1709, the Danish missionary came to St

Dissident Movement

DISSIDENT MOVEMENT, a term used to define ideologically heterogeneous trends of the opposition in the USSR in the 1960-80s (since 1969, the term has been used in the foreign official press

District Committees

DISTRICT COMMITTEES of Russian Social-Democratic Workers' Party - Communist Party of the Soviet Union, leading organs of district organizations of the Communist Party, were created in workers' blocks of St

District Councils

DISTRICT COUNCILS, agencies of municipal government, established in May-June of 1917 by order of Central Council, after the division of Petrograd into 18 districts was approved

District Court

DISTRICT COURT, a judiciary body, established in the course of the Judiciary reform of 1864. Consisted of a chairman, his deputy and members of the court (appointed by the minister of Justice)

District Executive Committees

DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES, organs of executive power on the territory of city districts in 1917-27 and in 1940-91. For the first time they were elected by District Soviets in March-May 1917

District Militia Officers

DISTRICT MILITIA OFFICERS (district commissioners of militia), members of militia of public safety providing social order and preventing crimes on the territory entrusted to them

District Soviets

DISTRICT SOVIETS, organs of state power on the territory of city districts in 1917-93. They appeared in the course of February revolution of 1917 as elected political organizations of workers and soldiers' deputies (17 District Soviets were formed

Dmitrevsky I.A., (1736-1821), actor

DMITREVSKY (according to 18th century orthography, Dmitrevskoy, real name Narykov) Ivan Afanasievich (1736-1821, St. Petersburg), actor, pedagogue, theatre worker, Member of the Russian Academy (1802)

Dmitriev A.I. (1879-1959), architect.

DMITRIEV Alexander Ivanovich (1878-1959, Leningrad), architect and architectural critic, Ph.D in architecture (1947), full member of the Academy of Architecture (1939)

Dmitriev N.V. (1856-1918), arhcitect

DMITRIEV Nikolay Vsevolodovich (1856-1918), architect. Graduated from the Construction School (1876). In 1885-1903, he worked as an architect for the Gatchina Palace Administration and for the town of Gatchina

Dmitrievsky A.A. (1856-1929), theologian

DMITRIEVSKY Alexey Afanasievich (1856-1929, Leningrad), theologian and church historian, Doctor of Church History (1896), corresponding member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1903). Dmitrievsky graduated from Kazan Theological Academy in 1882

Dobiash-Rozhdestvenskaya O.A., (1874-1939), historian

DOBIASH-ROZHDESTVENSKAYA Olga Antonovna (1874-1939), historian, palaeographer, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1929). Wife of D.S. Rozhdestvensky. Lived in St

Dobrolyubov N. A. (1836-1861), critic, publicist

DOBROLYUBOV Nikolay Alexandrovich (1836-1861, St. Petersburg), critic, publicist, poet. Studied at the Nizhegorodsky Theological Academy and Seminary. From 1853 lived in St. Petersburg

Dobrolyubova Avenue

DOBROLYUBOVA AVENUE, running from Kronverksky Avenue to Bolshoy Avenue of the Petrogradskaya Side. Laid in the 1860s along the route of a filled-in section of the Zhdanovka River

Dobuzhinsky M.V. (1875-1957), artist

DOBUZHINSKY Mstislav Valeryanovich (1875-1957), graphic artist, painter and stage designer. He studied in the Drawing School of the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts in 1884-85, A

Dogel A.S., (1852-1922), histologist

DOGEL Alexander Stanislavovich (1852-1922, Petrograd), histologist, Corresponding Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1894). Graduated from Kazan University in 1879

Dokuchaev Central Museum of Soil Science

DOKUCHAEV CENTRAL MUSEUM OF SOIL SCIENCE (6 Birzhevoy Passage) is the first ever museum of soil science. The museum was established in 1902 on the initiative of V. V. Dokuchaev as the Soil Museum of the Free Economic Society

Dokuchaev V.V., (1846-1903), soil scientist

DOKUCHAEV Vasily Vasilievich (1846-1903), naturalist, soil scientist. In 1871, graduated from the Science Department of the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Petersburg University

Dolgoe Lake

DOLGOE LAKE, one of the largest residential areas. Located in the North-West of St. Petersburg, it neighbours Kolomyagi in the east, Commandant's Aerodrome in the southeast and Yuntolovo Forest Estate in the west

Dolgorukov Family

DOLGORUKOV (Dolgoruky), princely family, the Rurik Dinasty, important in the 15th century. Yakov Fedorovich Dolgorukov (1639-1720, St. Petersburg) was a statesman, associate of Peter the Great's, boyar (1697)

Dolgoye Lake

DOLGOYE LAKE (Long Lake) is located in the northern St. Petersburg at the crossing of Olkhovskaya Street and Koroleva Avenue. Before the 18th century, it was named Pitkyyarvi ("long lake")

Doll Museum

DOLL MUSEUM situated at 8 Kamskaya Street. It was founded by Poteshny Promysel Company in 1998 and opened in 1999 with a number of private collections forming the basis of the stocks enlarged by antique and modern original dolls

Dom Intermedy, cabaret theatre

DOM INTERMEDY (Intermezzo House), one of the first cabaret theatres in St. Petersburg. Opened in October 1910, it occupied the premises of the concert hall of Shebeko N.N

Domestic Chapel (entry)

DOMESTIC CHAPEL, churches in private houses, palaces, state, military and public institutions, academic establishments, prisons etc. The first Domestic chapels emerged in St

Dominic Cafe

DOMINIC. The first Russian cafe-restaurant, opened in May 1841 at 24 Nevsky Prospect by "pastry shop master" Dominique Ritz Aport, a native of Switzerland, "for the satisfaction of people of class"

Donon Restaurant

DONON. A restaurant opened in 1849 by the entrepreneur Zh.B. Donon at 24 Moika River Embankment, in the building of the former Saint George Restaurant and Cafe, which existed from the early 1840s. Donon was one of St