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Sea Passenger Terminal

SEA PASSENGER TERMINAL (located at 1 Morskoy Slavy Sq.), is a closed joint-stock holding company, dealing with freight and passenger transportation between St. Petersburg and Germany, travel services and hotel business

Sea Port

SEA PORT, Merchant (located at 5 Mezhevoy Canal) is one of the oldest merchant seaports of Russia, and the biggest operator of cargo traffic in St. Petersburg Sea Port. The first port buildings were laid in St

Sechenov I.M., (1829-1905), physiologist

SECHENOV Ivan Mikhailovich (1829-1905), physiologist, philosopher, founder of Russian physiological scientific school, Associate (1869) and honorary member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1904). He came to St. Petersburg in 1843

Sechenov Institute of Physiology and Biochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences

SECHENOV INSTITUTE OF PHYSIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located at 44 Toreza Avenue, is the leading scientific and research institution for research into physiological

Second-Hand Book Trade (entry)

SECOND-HAND BOOK TRADE or bouquiniste trade (from the French word bouquin - an old book). From the time of the opening of the book trade in St. Petersburg at the beginning of the 18th century

Section Guards

SECTION GUARDS, city police officials appointed by two to the sections created by the reform of 1867. One section guard controlled city guards, the other was responsible for preventing crimes


SECTIONS, the smallest administrative police unit. In October 1866, St. Petersburg was divided into 38 units (instead of police blocks), and units were divided into 93 sections

Sects (entry)

SECTS, religious associations, which do not belong to any of the worldwide religious confessions. A considerable group is comprised of Protestant sects. The most numerous sect of St. Petersburg before 1917 were Evangelical Christian Baptists

Security Department

SECURITY DEPARTMENT ("Security" in everyday language), the organ of police responsible for political search. It was created in 1866 as "The Department of Peace and Order in the Country" under the auspices of the Governor of St

Sedov G.Y., (1877-1914), polar explorer

SEDOV Georgy Yakovlevich (1877-1914), hydrographer and polar explorer, lieutenant (1912). He graduated from the Naval Cadet Corps in 1901. In 1908, he was assigned to the Chief Hydrographic Administration in St. Petersburg

Seldyanoy Canal

SELDYANOY CANAL was dug on Gutuyevsky Island from the Ekaterinhofka River in 1827-38 after the catastrophic flood of 1824 (the soil was used to extend the territory). It was 450 meters long with a 200 meters deviation in the middle

Self-Service Stores (entry)

SELF-SERVICE STORES, self-service food department stores. The first national self-service store was opened under the name of Frunzensky at 90 Bukharestskaya Street on 3 September 1970, designed by Giprotorg Institute and built by architect O. A

Semenov N.N., (1896-1986), physicist

SEMENOV Nikolay Nikolaevich (1896-1986), physicist, one of the initiators of chemical physics, founder of a scientific school, member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1932), Hero of Socialist Labour (1966, 1976)

Semenov-Tyan-Shansky P.P., (1827-1914), geographer

SEMENOV-TYAN-SHANSKY (real name Semenov) Peter Petrovich (1827, St. Petersburg - 1914, Petrograd), geographer, statistician, public figure and statesman, honorary member of the St

Semenova E.S., (1786-1849), actress

SEMENOVA Ekaterina Semenovna (married name Princess Gagarina) (1786 - 1849, St. Petersburg), actress. Graduated from the Petersburg Drama School (1805). Made her debut on the professional stage in 1803

Semenovskaya Square, architectural ensemble

SEMENOVSKAYA SQUARE, located at the intersection of Gorokhovaya Street and Fontanka River Embankment, near Semenovsky bridge. The dimensions and configuration of the bridge square consisting of two parts (rectangular on the right bank of the

Semenovsky Bridge

SEMENOVSKY BRIDGE, over the Fontanka River, along Gorokhovaya Street. The name refers to the neighbouring quarters of Semenovsky Life Guards Regiment. The plans of 1717 show a wooden bridge situated closer to present-day Gorstkin Bridge; in 1738

Semenovsky Life Guards Regiment

SEMENOVSKY LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT, one of the two oldest infantry guards regiments (along with Preobrazhensky Life Guards Regiment), its history dates back to 1683 (from "poteshny (toy, amusement) regiments" of Tsar Peter the Great)

Semenovsky Story 1820

SEMENOVSKY STORY 1820, an attempt by the lowest ranks of the Semenovsky Life Guard Regiment to lodge a complaint on 16-17 October 1820 in accordance with established procedure about their commanding officer Colonel F.E

Sementsy, area

SEMENTSY, the historical name of the area between Zagorodny Avenue and Obvodny Canal. The name comes from the 18th century settlement of Semenovsky Life Guard Regiment that was quartered on the territory from Zvenigorodskaya Street to Moskovsky


SENATE (The Ruling Senate) was the highest state institution of the Russian Empire. It was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 22 February 1711 as the highest organ of legislation, administration and judiciary

Senate and Synod Buildings

SENATE AND SYNOD BUILDINGS (1 and 3 Decabristov Square), architectural monuments of the late Neoclassical. This ground on the embankment of the Neva River was owned by A.D. Menshikov from the early 18th century, then by A.I

Senkovsky О.I. (1800-1858),writer, orientalist

SENKOVSKY Osip Ivanovich (Jozef-Julian) (1800-1858, St. Petersburg), writer, journalist, orientalist, corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1828). He graduated from the University of Vilno (1819). Permanently resided in St

Sennaya Square

SENNAYA SQUARE (from 1952 to 1991 - Mira Square), located at the intersection of Sadovaya Street (some buildings numbered) and Moskovsky Avenue. The St. Petersburg Construction Commission proposed the construction of an extensive square on this site

Sennoy Bridge

SENNOY BRIDGE, a pedestrian bridge, over Griboedov Canal, beside Sennaya Square (hence the name). In 1931, a wooden bridge was built here, replaced with a new one in 1952 (engineer P.V

Senyavin А.N. (1716-1797), Admiral

SENYAVIN Alexey Naumovich (1716-1797), Admiral (1793). Participated in the Russo-Turkish War of 1735-39. From 1739 served in the Baltic Fleet. During the Seven Years' War of 1756-63 held command of a battleship

Separate Park, The

The Separate Park with the Colonist Pond ( it is situated along Pavlovsk Road). It was laying out by the architect A.A.Menelaws and gardeners F.F. Lyamin and I.F. Piper in 1824 - 1825. It was partly replaned in the middle of the 19th cent

Serafim (Glagolevsky) (1757-1843), Metropolitan of Novgorod and St. Petersburg in 1821-1843

SERAFIM (born Stefan Vasilievich Glagolevsky) (1757-1843, St. Petersburg), religious figure, honorary member of St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1841). He studied at Moscow Theological Academy from 1782 and simultaneously attended lectures at

Serafim Vyritsky (1866-1949), venerable

SERAFIM VYRITSKY (lay name Vasily Nikolaevich Muravyev) (1866-1949), a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. In boyhood he moved to St. Petersburg where he worked in the Gostiny Dvor (merchant's court)

Seraphimovskoe Cemetery

SERAPHIMOVSKOE CEMETERY (1 Serebryakov Lane). Situated in Novaya Derevnya, between the Sestroretskaya Railway Line, Torphyanaya Road and Bogatyrsky Avenue. Its area covers about 60 hectares. In was set up in 1905; the wooden Church of St