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Messmacher M. E. (1842-1906), architect

MESSMACHER Maximilian Egorovich (1842, St. Petersburg 1906), architect, associate academy member of architecture (1872). Graduated from Peterschule, the School of Painting of the St. Petersburg Society of Artists, in 1867 - the Academy of Fine Arts

Metallistov Avenue

METALLISTOV AVENUE, between Yakornaya Street and Laboratornaya Street, a large transport thoroughfare that goes through the Bolshaya Okhta River, Rubleviki and Polyustrovo, following the bend of the Neva River

Metallostroy, settlement

METALLOSTROY, an urban settlement within the Kolpinsky District of Saint Petersburg, and a station along the Oktyabrskaya Railway. As of 2001, the population count was 23,700 inhabitants

Metochion of Kiev Pechersk Lavra

METOCHION OF KIEV PECHERSK LAVRA, located at 27 Lieutenant Schmidt Embankment, an architectural monument. It was built in 1895-1900 and decorated in the Russian style (architect V. A. Kosyakov; see The Kosyakov family) for the Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Metochion of Konevets Monastery

METOCHION OF KONEVETS MONASTERY. The Neo-Byzantine building erected at Bolshaya Okhta in 1906-08, located at 21 Sredneokhtinsky Avenue (architect N.N. Nikonov), included a three-aisle Holy Assumption Church built in the Russian style

Metochion of the Holy Assumption Monastery in Staraya Ladoga

METOCHION OF THE HOLY ASSUMPTION MONASTERY IN STARAYA LADOGA, located at 29/1 Staropetergofsky Avenue. An architectural monument. A piece of land for the metochion was bought in 1902, when a wooden Holy Assumption chapel was erected

Metochions (entry)

METOCHIONS of monasteries and eparchies of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 1715, by order of Tsar Peter the Great, the metochions of St. Sergius Trinity Monastery (from 1744

Meyerhold V.E., (1874-1940), director

MEYERHOLD Vsevolod Emilievich (Karl Kazimir Teodor Meiergold, before Orthodox christening in 1895) (1874-1940), director, actor, pedagogue, theatre worker, People's Artist of the Republic (1923)

Michurina-Samoylova V.A., (1866-1948), actress

MICHURINA-SAMOYLOVA Vera Arkadievna (1866-1948), actress, People's Artist of the USSR (1939). Daughter of V.V. Samoylova. Performed first under her father's name, Michurina, then in 1921 as Michurina-Samoylova

Mickiewicz A. (1798-1855), poet

MICKIEWICZ Adam (1798-1855), Polish poet. Graduated from Philological Department of University of Vilnius (1819). He came to St. Petersburg on 7 November 1824, the day after the famous flood

Mikeshin M.O., (1835-1896), artist

MIKESHIN Mikhail Osipovich (1835-1896, St. Petersburg), painter, graphic artist, sculptor. Studied at the Academy of Arts (1851-58), became a member in 1869. Won a competition in 1859 for the monument for the Millennium of Russia in Novgorod the

Mikhail Alexandrovich (1878-1918), Grand Prince

MIKHAIL ALEXANDROVICH (1878, St. Petersburg - 1918), Grand Prince, Lieutenant General (1916), Adjutant General (1914), Member of the State Assembly (from 1901)

Mikhail Pavlovich, Grand Prince (1798-1849)

MIKHAIL PAVLOVICH (1798, St. Petersburg – 1849), Grand Prince, Adjutant General (1831), member of the State Council (1825), Senator (1834), Honorary Member of the Imperial Military Academy (1832)

Mikhaila Arkhangela Selo

MIKHAILA ARKHANGELA SELO, the historical name of a locality on the Nevskaya Zastava Territory. In the north it bordered on the settlement of Smolenskoe and in the south by the Farforovaya Colony

Mikhailov, A. А. (1773-1849), architect

MIKHAILOV (Mikhailov II) Andrey Alexeevich (1773 - 1849, St. Petersburg), architect, lecturer. To discern himself from his brother, named himself Mikhailov II. Since 1779, studied at the educational school of the Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts

Mikhailovka, manor

MIKHAILOVKA (Mikhailovskoe), a manor (summer residence) on the Peterhof Road, situated east of Znamenka. In the early 18th century, A.S. Menshikov's summer residence Favorite was situated in this area

Mikhailovsky Artillery Academy

MIKHAILOVSKY ARTILLERY ACADEMY (МАА), military scientific and educational institution of higher retraining of artillery command personnel. It was based in 1855 on the basis of officers’ classes at the Mikhail Artillery High School within the General

Mikhailovsky Castle

MIKHAILOVSKY CASTLE (since 1823, Engineer's Castle) (2 Sadovaya Street), a Neoclassical architectural monument. It was constructed in 1797-1801 (architects V.I. Bazhenov, V. F

Mikhailovsky Garden

MIKHAILOVSKY GARDEN is a landscape architectural monument from the first third of the 19th century. It is a city garden with an area of 8.7 hectares confined on one side by Mikhailovsky Palace, Griboedova Canal Embankment

Mikhailovsky Military Artillery University

MIKHAILOVSKY MILITARY ARTILLERY UNIVERSITY (MMAU) (22 Komsomola Street) is a higher military educational institution for training of command and engineer personnel for missile and artillery units; it also possesses a research centre

Mikhailovsky Palace

Mikhailovsky Palace (2/4 Inzhenernaya Street), an architectural monument of high classicism. It was constructed from 1819-1825 for the wedding of Grand Prince Mikhail Pavlovich and Grand Princess Elena Pavlovna (architect K.I

Mikhaylovskaya Street

MIKHAYLOVSKAYA STREET (known as Lassalya Street from 1918 to 1940, then called Brodskogo Street until 1991), between Nevsky Prospect and Iskusstv Square. The street, laid in 1834 after the design plan conceived by architect C.I

Mikhaylovsky N. K. (1842-1904), publicist, sociologist

MIKHAYLOVSKY Nikolay Konstantinovich (1842-1904, St. Petersburg), publicist, sociologist, critic, public figure. From 1856 lived in St. Petersburg, studied in the Corps of Mining Engineers Institute; in 1863 was expelled for participation in student

Mikhnevich V.O. (1841-1899), writer, expert of regional ethnography

MIKHNEVICH Vladimir Osipovich (1841-1899, St Petersburg) was a journalist, writer, historian of everyday life, expert of regional ethnography. In 1861-64, he studied at the Faculty of History and Philology at Kiev University but did not graduate

Miklukho-Maclay N.N., (1846-1888), ethnographer

MIKLUKHO-MACLAY Nikolay Nikolaevich (1846-1888, St. Petersburg), traveller, ethnographer, anthropologist, biologist. Spent his childhood in St. Petersburg, then, from 1863 to 1864

Military Academies (entry)

MILITARY ACADEMIES, educational institutions of the Military Department, the graduates of which are directed to military service according to the qualification they receive

Military Ceremonies

MILITARY CEREMONIES, performance by military units of the regular kinds of professional activities, accompanied by a number of formalities, producing a theatrical and strong moral effect on the participants and spectators

Military Churches (entry)

MILITARY CHURCHES, churches attached to military units, emerged parallelly with the foundation of the city, set up as field churches in regimental settlements - garrison, infantry and guards quarters

Military Colleges (entry)

MILITARY COLLEGES, military high schools for training army officers. They appeared in the early 19th century. Reorganised and unified in 1859-64, they had uniform admission rules, curriculum and organisation

Military Collegium

MILITARY COLLEGIUM, a central government institution, army headquarters. Founded in 1719. The collegium occupied various buildings in the Admiralteyskaya and Liteinaya sections of the city; aside from this

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