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Solovyev V.S. (1853-1900), Philosopher, Poet

Solovyev Vladimir Sergeevich (1853-1900), philosopher, essayist, poet. Solovyev graduated from the Faculty of History and Philology of Moscow University in 1873

Solovyev-Sedoy V.P., (1907-1979), composer

SOLOVYEV-SEDOY (real last name Solovyev) Vasily Pavlovich (1907, St. Petersburg - 1979, Leningrad), composer, People's Artist of the USSR (1967), Hero of Socialist Labour (1975). Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory studying composition under P

Solyanoy Lane

SOLYANOY LANE, from Tchaikovskogo Street to Pestelya Street. In the first quarter of the 18th century, a canal was located here which enclosed the area of the Partikulyarnaya (Civil) Shipyard. In the 1730s St

Solyanoy Settlement

SOLYANOY (SALT) SETTLEMENT, a complex of buildings in the central part of St. Petersburg on the ground between Fontanka River Embankment, Solyanoy Lane, Pestelya Street and Gangutskaya Street

Somov A.I., (1830-1909), art historian

SOMOV Andrey Ivanovich (1830, St. Petersburg - 1909, ibid.), art historian, museum worker and collector. He graduated from Larin's gymnasia in St. Petersburg and the Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of St. Petersburg University (1854)

Somov K.A., (1869-1939), Artist

SOMOV Konstantin Andreevich (1869 - 1939, St. Petersburg) painter and graphic artist. Son of A. I. Somov. He studied at the Academy of Arts from 1888 to 1897, as well as teaching there. He was a member of the Academy from 1914

Sopikov V.S., (1765-1818), bibliographer

SOPIKOV Vasily Stepanovich (1765-1818, St. Petersburg), publisher, bookseller, librarian, bibliographer. In 1788, he opened a bookshop in Gostiny Dvor; in 1791-1811, ran a public library in his shop (in 1800, it contained 1,410 volumes)

Sorokin P.A. (1889-1968), social revolutionary, sociologist

SOROKIN Pitirim Alexandrovich (1889-1968), sociologist, holder of a master's degree in Sociology (1922). Upon graduating from the Faculty of Law of Petersburg University in 1914, he lectured at Psychoneurological Institute

Sosnitsky I.I., (1794-1871), actor

SOSNITSKY Ivan Ivanovich (1794 - 1871, St. Petersburg), actor. Graduated from the Petersburg Drama School (1811). Studied drama under I.A. Dmitrevsky, and ballet under Ch. Didelot

Sosnovaya Polyana

SOSNOVAYA POLYANA (Pine Glade), a park to the south-east of St. Petersburg between Veteranov Avenue and Narodnogo Opolchenia Avenue. From the west, it is confined by the Sosnovka River

Sosnovaya Polyana, the Park

SOSNOVAYA POLYANA is a park in the south-west of St. Petersburg between Veteranov Avenue and Narodnogo Opolcheniya Avenue. To the west is Sosnovka District. The total area is 58 hectares. The park was laid out in 1968

Sosnovka (Nevsky District)

SOSNOVKA, the historical name of the area to the south-east of St. Petersburg, between the Neva River, Narodnaya Street and Bolshevikov Avenue. It was named after the manor of A.I

Sosnovka Park

Sosnovka is a park between Svetlanovsky Avenue, Toreza Avenue, Severny Avenue and Tikhoretsky Avenue. The total area of the park is 303.5 hectares. Sosnovka is a remainder of the vast pine forests on sandy terraces in the northern part of St

Sosnovka (Vyborgsky District)

SOSNOVKA, a historical district in the north of St. Petersburg, in the north-east it joins Sosnovka park, in the south-west it is confined with Nauki Avenue, Gzhatskaya Street, Favorskogo Street, Politehnicheskaya Street and Toreza Avenue


South-West, the region of large-scale residential development, a part of Krasnoselsky District territory to the north of Petergofskoe Freeway and to the west from Stachek Avenue

Sovetskie Streets, First - Tenth

SOVETSKIE STREETS, First - Tenth (were called Rozhdestvenskie Streets from 1798 to 1923, after the Nativity of Our Lord Church, with the present-day name given on occasion of the 6th anniversary of the October Revolution of 1917)

Soviet Writer, the Leningrad Department of the Publishing House

SOVIET WRITER, the Leningrad Department of the publishing house (it was housed in the House of Books, from the 1980s it was situated on 36 Liteiny Avenue), was established in 1934

Soviet-Finnish War, 1939-40

SOVIET-FINNISH WAR OF 1939-40 (also known as the Winter War), part of World War II, launched by the Soviet government shortly after the Soviet-German Border and Friendship Treaty was signed in September 1939

Sovremennik (Contemporary), journal

SOVREMENNIK (The Contemporary), a literary (from 1859 literary and political) journal, founded by Alexander Pushkin, who published the first four issues under his editorship (re-printed in 1988), appeared in 1836-66 (until 1843 - four times a year

Soykin P.P., Publishing House of, 1885-1930

SOYKIN P. P, Publishing House of, was founded in 1885 by Peter Petrovich Soykin (1862-1938). It published natural-science literature (works by C. Darwin, K. E. Tsiolkovsky, A. E. Brem, I. V. Michurin etc

Soyuza Pechatnikov Street

SOYUZA PECHATNIKOV STREET, from Kryukov Canal to Kulibina Square. Starting from 1739, the street bore the name Bolshaya Matrosskaya Street, renamed Torgovaya Street in 1776

Spassky Gorodensky Principality

SPASSKY GORODENSKY PRINCIPATE was one of the Orekhovsky District's principalities in Votic fifth on the territory of Novgorod. In the 15th -17th centuries, the complete right bank of the Neva (including the Lakhta Region and Nevsky Settlement) and a

Spassky Island

SPASSKY ISLAND, translated as Saviour Island, situated in the centre of St. Petersburg between the Fontanka River, Moika River, Griboedova Canal, and Kryukov Canal. It is over 230 hectares in area


SPEEDWAY (71 Moris Thorez Avenue; 67 Jaques Duclos Street), an industrial sports facility, opened in 1964. The sporting part consists of a 400-meter cinder track, and a 64 x104m field for paintball. The seating capacity is 10,000

Speransky M.M. (1772-1839), statesman

SPERANSKY Mikhail Mikhailovich (1772-1839, St Petersburg), Count (1839), statesman, Actual Privy Counsellor (1827), Honorary Member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1819), full member of the Russian Academy (1831)

Speransky S.B. (1914-1983), architect.

SPERANSKY Sergey Borisovich (1914-1983, Leningrad), architect, people's architect of the USSR (1971), full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1979). He graduated from the Academy of Arts (1941), where he later lectured (from 1947)

Speshnev N. A. (1821-1882), revolutionary

SPESHNEV Nikolay Alexandrovich (1821-1882, St. Petersburg) was a member of the circle headed by Petrashevsky. In 1836, he entered the Lyceum in Tsarskoe Selo. In 1839, he entered the Faculty of Eastern Languages of St. Petersburg University

Spesivtseva O.A. (1895-1991), ballet dancer

SPESIVTSEVA Olga Alexandrovna (1895-1991), ballet dancer. After graduating from the St. Petersburg Theatre School where she studied under K.M. Kulichevskaya, Spesivtseva worked at the Mariinsky Theatre from 1913 to 1924. She was the lead dancer in M


SPHINXES. Mythical creatures with the body of lion and a human head. In the second half of the 18th century, marble sphinxes were installed in the Private Garden in Gatchina and at the Osinovaya Roscha estate

Spiridonov I.V. the 1st secretary of the regional party committee in 1957-62

SPIRIDONOV Ivan Vasilievich (1905-1991), Soviet statesman and party worker. Since 1928 a member of All-Union Communist Party (bolshevist). In 1925-39 he was a worker at Leningrad plants