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Petrograd Soviet of peasants' deputies

PETROGRAD SOVIET OF PEASANTS' DEPUTIES (until May of 1917 was called the Soviet of peasants' deputies of Petrograd garrison), established on April 14 (27 New Style), 1917 (280 deputies represented about 300 thousand of garrison soldiers)

Petrograd Soviet of working people' and soldiers' deputies

PETROGRAD SOVIET OF WORKING PEOPLE' AND SOLDIERS' DEPUTIES (Petrograd Soviet), was established on February 27 (March 12 New Style), 1917 as Petrograd Soviet of working people's deputies; on March 1 (14 New Style) it united with Petrograd Soviet of

Petrogradskaya Embankment

PETROGRADSKAYA EMBANKMENT known as Peterburgskaya Embankment until 1914. It lies between Petrovskaya Embankment and Karpovka River Embankment on the left bank of the Neva River in the east of Petrogradsky Island (hence the name)

Petrogradskaya Side

PETROGRADSKAYA SIDE (in the 18th century - Gorodskaya Side, until 1914 - Peterburgskaya Side), the joint name of the territory that includes the following islands: Petrogradsky, Aptekarsky, Petrovsky and Zayachy

Petrogradsky District

PETROGRADSKY DISTRICT, an administrative and territorial unit of St. Petersburg, with its administration located at 19 Bolshaya Monetnaya Street. The district was formed in 1917, and in 1936 the Primorsky District was separated from its territory

Petrogradsky Island

PETROGRADSKY ISLAND situated between the Neva River, Kronverksky Strait, Malaya Neva River, Zhdanovka River, Malaya Nevka River, Karpovka River, and Bolshaya Nevka River. It is 635 hectares in area, 4.2 kilometres long, and 2.5 kilometres wide


PETROKHOLOD (87 Polyustrovsky Avenue) is an ice-cream factory. It was established in 1939 as Refrigerating facility № 6 of the Russian Committee for Meat and Milk Trade


PETROPOL (from Ancient Greek Petropolis, the city of Peter), the name attached to St. Petersburg and St. Peter and Paul Fortress and used in restricted contexts until the designation St. Petersburg was assigned to the city

Petrov Grigory (1866-1925), priest

PETROV Grigory Spiridonovich (1866-1925), priest, public figure and publicist (under the pen-name of Russky). He graduated from St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in 1886 and St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1891

Petrov Institute of Oncology

PETROV INSTITUTE OF ONCOLOGY, Professor Petrov Research Institute of Oncology situated at 68 Leningradskaya Street, Pesochny Settlement. It was founded in 1927 as the Practical Institute of Oncology attached to the Health Department of Leningrad

Petrov N. N., (1876 - 1964), physician

PETROV Nikolay Nikolaevich (1876, St. Petersburg - 1964, Leningrad), physician, one of the founders of oncology in Russia, Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1939)

Petrov O.A., (1807-1878), singer

PETROV Osip Afanasievich (1807-1878, St. Petersburg), performed in operas (bass), operettas, and dramas, chamber singer and teacher. Husband of A.Y. Petrova-Vorobyeva. Studied rudiments of music under kapellmeister Bekhman

Petrov P.N. (1827-1891), Art Historian, Regional Ethnographer

PETROV Peter Nikolaevich (1827, St. Petersburg - 1891, St. Petersburg), art historian, regional ethnographer, writer. An honorary associate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts (1864)

Petrov V. P. (1736-1799), poet

PETROV Vasily Petrovich (1736-1799) poet, translator, collegiate counsellor (1786). Graduated from the Slavonic-Greek-Latin Academy in Moscow (1760). He became popular owing to the Ode to a Carrousel - the poetic description of the knights' gala

Petrov V.M. (1896-1966), film director

PETROV Vladimir Mikhailovich (1896, St. Petersburg - 1966), film director, People’s Artist of the USSR (1951). Graduated from Petrograd University and studied at the Alexandrinsky Theatre School in 1916-17. He also completed director V. K

Petrov-Bytov Pavel Petrovich (1895-1960), film director

PETROV-BYTOV (real name Petrov) Pavel Petrovich (1895-1960, Leningrad), film director, script writer. He worked as unskilled worker and barge hauler. In 1915-21, he served in the army. He graduated from the Petrozavodsk theatre school (1921)

Petrov-Vodkin K.S., Artist (1878-1939)

PETROV-VODKIN Kuzma Sergeevich (1878-1939, Leningrad) was an artist, honoured worker of arts of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1930). He trained at the Central College of Technical Drawing from 1895 to 1897

Petrova-Vorobyeva A.Y., (1817-1901), singer

PETROVA-VOROBYEVA (nee Vorobyeva) Anna Yakovlevna (1817 - 1901, St. Petersburg), opera singer (contralto), actress, chamber singer. Wife of O.A. Petrov. Graduated from the Theatre School, studying ballet with Ch. Didelot, and singing with A

Petrovskaya Embankment

PETROVSKAYA EMBANKMENT lying between Troitskaya Square and Petrogradskaya Embankment on the right bank of the Neva River on Petrogradskaya Side. It appeared in what was then the city centre in the 1700s as the first embankment of St. Petersburg

Petrovskie Gate

PETROVSKIE GATE, the front gates of the St. Peter and Paul Fortress, in the Petrovskaya curtain between Gosudarev and Menshikov bastions, from the side of the Gorodskoy Island

Petrovsky Bolshoy Bridge

PETROVSKY BOLSHOY BRIDGE, over two branches of the Malaya Nevka River, linking Petrovsky Island and Primorsky Park Pobedy (Park of Victory, on Krestovsky Island). In 1838, a wooden drawbridge functioned here

Petrovsky Island

PETROVSKY ISLAND situated between the Malaya Neva River, Malaya Nevka River, and Zhdanovka River separating it from Petrogradsky Island. It is 120 hectares in area, three kilometres long, and 600 metres wide

Petrovsky Park

PETROVSKY PARK is located on Petrovsky Island, along the left bank of the Zhdanovka River. It is surrounded with Petrovsky Avenue. Landscape planning of the present-day park (the total area is approximately 6

Petrovsky Pond

PETROVSKY POND is located in the south-east of Petrovsky Island in Petrovsky Park. It is a recreational zone, 350 meters long and 150 meters wide. Y. P. Seliverstov

Petrovsky Stadium.

PETROVSKY STADIUM (2 Petrovsky Island), built in 1957-61 (architect N.V. Baranov, O.I. Guryev, and V.M. Fromzel). In 1924-25 the wooden V.I. Lenin Stadium was built here (architect I.G


PETROZAVOD (2 Krasnogvardeiskaya Square), a former shipbuilding plant, founded around 1721 as Okhta Dockyard, known since 1803 as Okhta Admiralty, since 1913 - Petrozavod

Petrunkevich I. I. (1844-1928), public figure

PETRUNKEVICH Ivan Ilyich (1844-1928) was a public figure and statesman. He was a father-in-law of Countess S.V. Panina. On graduating from the Faculty of Law of St

Pevchesky Bridge

PEVCHESKY BRIDGE (Chants' Bridge), over the Moika River, at Pevchesky Passage, opposite Palace Square, besides the building of the Pevcheskaya (Choral) Chapel, (hence the name of the bridge). The bridge was built in 1839-1840 (engineer E.A

Pevtsov I.N., (1879-1934), actor

PEVTSOV Illarion Nikolaevich (1879-1934, Leningrad), actor, pedagogue, People's Artist of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1932). In 1902, completed drama courses at the Musical Drama School of Moscow Philharmonic Society

Pharmacies (common)

PHARMACIES, institutions making and distributing medications. The first official drugstore was opened in 1704 in Peter and Paul Fortress; in 1734 it was transferred to the building of the Medical Office at the corner of Millionnaya Street and a lane

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