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State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatory

STATE OPERA AND BALLET THEATRE of the St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory; in 1923-89, known as Opera Studio of the Conservatory, and called the Musical Theatre of the Conservatory from 1989 to 1994

State Peasant Land Bank

STATE PEASANT LAND BANK was established in 1882 with the purpose of helping low income peasants to buy their land from landowners. It was located at 14 Admiralteiskaya Embankment

State University of Economics and Finances, St. Petersburg

STATE UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCES, St. Petersburg (SPSUEF) (21 Sadovaya Street/ 30-32 Griboedova Canal Embankment) was founded in 1930 under the name of the Institute of Economics and Finances on the basis of the Financial and Credit

State University of Technology and Design, St. Petersburg

STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AND DESIGN, St. Petersburg (SUTD) (18 Bolshaya Morskaya Street) was founded in 1930 as the Institute of Textile and Light Industry (in 1935 it was named after S.M. Kirov). It received its present day name in 1992

State University, St. Petersburg

STATE UNIVERSITY, ST. PETERSBURG (SPSU) (7/9 Universitetskaya Embankment) is one of the largest educational, scientific and cultural centers of Russia. The university comes from the Academic University

Station Police Officer

STATION POLICE OFFICER, a police rank. It was established in the course of the city police reform of 1866-67. Police blocks were renamed police stations; a block supervisor became a station police officer; and administrations of blocks became

Steam Railway

STEAM RAILWAY (horse-drawn railway, steam-driven tram). Urban transport, a type of horse-drawn tram. Steam traction was introduced in 1882 along the Nevskaya Horse-Drawn Railway on the route from Znamenskaya Square (today Vosstania Square) to

Steblin-Kamensky M.I. (1903-1981), historian

STEBLIN-KAMENSKY Mikhail Ivanovich (1903, St. Petersburg - 1981, Leningrad), philologist and Scandinavia specialist, Ph.D. (philology) in 1948. He graduated from Leningrad State University with a major in philology in 1939

Stebut's Agricultural Courses for Women

STEBUT'S AGRICULTURAL COURSES FOR WOMEN, advanced courses established by the Society for the Encouragement of Women's Agricultural Education in 1904. They were named after I. M. Stebut, the founder of the courses

Steel-Rolling Plant

STEEL-ROLLING PLANT (8 Twenty Fifth Line of Vasilievsky Island) is an open joint-stock company, a diversified enterprise with a full metallurgical production cycle. It originates from the bronze casting enterprise of F. Chopin (registered in 1857)

Stegelman's House

STEGELMAN'S HOUSE (2/50 Moika River Embankment), a monument of 18th century architecture. It was built to the design of architect F.B. Rastrelli in 1750-53 (according to the other data, in 1758) for the main court supplier H.C. Stegelman

Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Branch

STEKLOV MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE of the Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Branch, situated at 27 Fontanka River Embankment. It originates from the Institute of Physics and Mathematics founded by V. A. Steklov in 1921

Steklov V.A., (1863/64-1926), mathematician

STEKLOV Vladimir Andreevich (1863-1926), mathematician, member of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1910), vice-president of the Russian Academy of Sciences from 1919

Steklyanny Settlement

STEKLYANNY SETTLEMENT (Glass Settlement), an area on the left bank of the Neva River, on the territory of Nevskaya Zastava, between Obvodny Canal in the north and Smolenskoe village in the south. In the 1770s, the territory belonged to G.A

Stephen (Yavorsky), Metropolitan (1658-1722)

STEPHEN (lay name Simeon Ivanovich Yavorsky) (1658-1722), church figure. He studied at Kievo-Mogilyanskaya Collegium and in Higher Catholic schools of Lvov, Lublin, Poznan, and Vilno. In 1689, he took monastic vows under the name of Stefan

Stereguschy Monument

STEREGUSCHEMU Monument, unveiled 26 April1911, in Alexandrovsky Park (sculptor K.V. Isenberg, architect A.I. Gogen). During the Russo-Japanese war, on 26 February 1904

Sterligov Vl.V. (1904-1973), painter

STERLIGOV Vladimir Vasilievich (1904-1973, Petrodvorets), painter. Sterligov studied the principles of cubism and suprematism in K.S. Malevich State Institute of Artistic Culture (1926). Together with V.M. Ermolaeva, K.K. Rozhdestvensky and L.A

Sternberg L.Y., (1861-1927), ethnographer

STERNBERG Lev (Haim) Yakovlevich (1861-1927, Duderhof now renamed as the settlement of Mozhaysky, Leningrad Region), an ethnographer, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1924

Stieglitz Central Technical Drawing School

STIEGLITZ CENTRAL TECHNICAL DRAWING SCHOOL (13-15 Solyanoy Lane), State Art School. It was founded in January 1876 (opened on 12.11.1879) together with the Primary School of Drawing, Drafting and Modeling through the funding of Baron A.L

Stieglitz Family, bankers

STIEGLITZ FAMILY, bankers and entrepreneurs. The first representatives of the family came to Russia from Arolsen, the princedom of Waldeck, Germany, in the late 18th century. Nikolay Stieglitz (1770-1820) opened a trading house in St. Petersburg


STOCKYARD (65 Moskovsky Avenue), an architectural Neoclassical monument. It was built in 1823-26 (architect I. I. Charlemagne). It is a prominent example of a utilitarian building

Stolitsa i Usadba (The Capital and Mansion), journal

STOLITSA I USADBA (The Capital and Mansion), an art publication, illustrated journal of the beautiful life, founded in 1913, and appearing twice a month. It was edited by its publisher V. P. Krymov

Stolpyansky P.N., (1872-1938), Historian of St. Petersburg

STOLPYANSKY Peter Nikolaevich (1872, St. Petersburg - 1938, Leningrad), historian, regional ethnographer, bibliographer. Close to revolutionary circles in his youth; exiled from St. Petersburg twice

Stolypin P.A. (1862-1911), statesman

STOLYPIN Peter Arkadievich (1862-1911), statesman, chamberlain (1906). Graduated from the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Petersburg University (1885). In 1884-89, he served St Petersburg's Department of Internal Affairs

Strakhov N. N. (1828-1896), critic

STRAKHOV Nikolay Nikolaevich (1828-1896, St. Petersburg), literary critic, philosopher, publicist, full councilor of State (1885), corresponding member of the Petersburg Academy of Sciences (1889). Lived in St

Strategy, political centre

STRATEGY (25/14 Seventh Krasnoarmeiskaya Street), humanitarian and political scientific centre, established in 1993 upon the initiative of a group of the deputies of the city council, active workers of democratic parties

Strauss J. (1825-1899), composer

STRAUSS Johann (Junior) (1825-1899), Austrian composer, violinist and conductor. First rate master of the Viennese waltz. After his father's death in 1849, he toured through Europe with a concert and dance orchestra

Stravinsky F.I., (1843-1902), singer

STRAVINSKY Fedor Ignatievich (1843-1902, St. Petersburg), opera singer (bass). Father of I.F. Stravinsky. In 1869-73 he studied at the Petersburg Conservatory under P. Repeto, E. Viardo, G. Nissen-Saloman, and C. Everardi

Stravinsky I.F., (1882-1971), composer

STRAVINSKY Igor Fedorovich (1882, Oranienbaum - 1971), composer and director, son of F.I. Stravinsky. In 1900-05 he studied at the Faculty of Law at Petersburg University, taking composition classes from N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov between 1903 and 1905

Stray Dog, Cabaret

STRAY DOG (Brodyachaya Sobaka), literary and artistic cabaret. It was opened on 31 December 1911, in the vault of the second courtyard of the building at 5 Mikhailovskaya Street (today Iskusstv Square). It was established by writer A. N