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Ministry of the Navy

MINISTRY OF THE NAVY, one of the Russian Navy Administration's central public institutions, responsible for naval units and facilities, recruitment, logistics and maintenance, and combat activity

Ministry of Transport Communications

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT COMMUNICATIONS, central public institution during the Russian Empire. Founded on 15 June 1865 on the basis of the Chief Administration for Lines of Communication and Public Buildings

Ministry of War

MINISTRY OF WAR (in 1802-08, called the Ministry of Land Forces), a central government institution, military headquarters in the 19th - early 20th centuries. Instituted according to the Manifesto of 8 September 1802

Minuvshee (Past Times), almanac

MINUVSHEE (Past Times), an almanac (volumes 1-25, 1986-1999; edited by V. Е. Alloy,1945-2001, and А. I. Dobkin,1950-1998), was virtually the successor to Pamyat collection shut down in 1982

Mir Bozhy (God's World), journal, 1892-1906

MIR BOZHY (God's World), (in 1906-18 Sovremenny Mir), a journal, appear in 1892-1918 under V. P. Ostrogorsky's editorship with А. А. Davydov as its publisher. The editorial office had its seat at 7 Razyezzhaya Street

Mir Iskusstva (World of Art), journal

MIR ISKUSSTVA (The World of Art), a literary journal of art, founded in 1898 by S. P. Dyagilev with the contribution of the members of an artistic circle of the same name, (see Mir Iskusstva)

Miracle-Working and Revered Icons (entry)

MIRACLE-WORKING AND REVERED ICONS. The most famous Miracle-Working icon of Our Lady of Kazan — the copy of the 16th century of the lost Miracle-Working icon of the same name, can now be seen in the Kazan Cathedral

Mirovich V. Y. (1740-1764), podporuchik

MIROVICH Vasily Yakovlevich (1740-1764, St. Petersburg), a podporuchik (sub-lieutenant) of the Smolenksky Infantry Regiment who did his military service in the garrison of Shliesselburg Fortress where ex-Emperor Ioann VI had been kept as a secret

Mitrofanyevskoe Freeway

MITROFANYEVSKOE FREEWAY (until the 1890s - Bolshaya Mitrofanyevskaya Road), between the square of Baltiisky Railway Station and Yaltinskaya Street, parallel to Varshavskaya Railway Line

Mizhuev, House of

MIZHUEV, HOUSE OF (26 Fontanka River Embankment), an architectural monument of high classicism, a unique example of the early 19th century apartment house. It was constructed in 1804-1806 (architect A.D. Zakharov) for the merchant K

Modzalevsky B.L., (1874-1928), literary historian

MODZALEVSKY Boris Lvovich (1874-1928, Leningrad), literary historian, archivist, Associate of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1918). Lived in St. Petersburg from 1884. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of St. Petersburg in 1898

Moika, river

MOIKA (the original name Mya; known as Muya until the early 18th century, derived from the Izhora word for "slush, mire"), a river in the Neva river delta. The Moika River is 4.67 kilometres long, with a width of up to 40 metres

Moiseenko E.E., (1916-1988), Artist

MOISEENKO Evsey Evseevich (1916-1988, Leningrad) artist, People's Artist of the USSR (1970), full member of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1973), Hero of Socialist Labor (1986). He lived in Leningrad from 1936

Mokhovaya Street

MOKHOVAYA STREET (until 1826 - Khamovaya Street or Khamovskaya Street), between Tchaikovskogo Street and Belinskogo Street. It was built up in the settlement of weavers ("khamovnik" - hence the first name)

Molodezhnoe

MOLODEZHNOE (until 1948 Yammelyeki), formerly a settlement, from 1998 was attributed the status of a municipal formation within Kurortny District of St. Petersburg, and is located in a resort zone on the northern coast of the Gulf of Finland

Molodezhny (Youth) Theatre on Fontanka

MOLODEZHNY (YOUTH) THEATRE ON FONTANKA, founded in 1979 by director V.A. Malyshchitsky (main director in 1979-83), a leader of the Russian studio movement. Served as experimental grounds for the search of new theatrical forms

Molostvov M. M. (1934-2003), the political figure

MOLOSTVOV Mikhail Mikhailovich (1934-2003, St. Petersburg) was a statesman and philosopher. In 1935, in the course of the operation Former People he was exiled with his parents from Leningrad to Rzhev

Molvinsky Bridge

MOLVINSKY BRIDGE, over the Tarakanovka River, links Liflyandskaya Street and Kalinina Street. Received its name from the summer cottage of merchant Y.N. Molvo. From the late 18th century at this spot was a timber beam bridge

Mon Plaisir Palace (Peterhof)

MON PLAISIR (from French meaning "my pleasure"), a palace in the Lower park of Peterhof - a single-storied brick Holland House, joined with the help of glazed galleries with its side wings (1714-1723, architect I.F. Braunstein, J.B. Le Blond, N

Monakhov N.F., (1875-1936), actor

MONAKHOV Nikolay Fedorovich (1875, St. Petersburg - 1936, Leningrad), actor, People's Artist of Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (1932). Received some education at a school in St

Monarchical Organizations

MONARCHICAL ORGANISATIONS. The strengthening of liberal and radical opposition movements against absolutism provoked the appearance of monarchical organisations

Monasteries (entry)

MONASTERIES, there were four monasteries in Petrograd (two women’s convents and two men’s monasteries) by 1917, and 42 metochions, which functioned according to monastery regulations

Monastyrka, river

MONASTYRKA, a river in the south-east of the central part of St. Petersburg, running from Obvodny Canal to the Neva River. The name originates from the monastery located on its banks, Alexander Nevsky Lavra

Monastyrsky Bridge

MONASTYRSKY BRIDGE (formerly Blagoveshchensky), over the Monastyrka River (hence the name), along Obukhovskoy Oborony Avenue. In 1833, a single-span timber arch bridge on abutments with a limestone and granite facade was built (engineer P.P

Monastyrsky Island

MONASTYRSKY ISLAND situated between the Neva River, Obvodny Canal and Monastyrka River. It is 50 hectares in area, 900 metres long, and 600 metres wide. The island formed after Obvodny Canal was built in 1832

Monetnaya Bolshaya Street

MONETNAYA BOLSHAYA STREET, between Kronverkskaya Street and Chapaeva Street. In the second half of the 18th century it was Third Matveevskaya Street (after St. Matthew’s Church)

Monighetti I.A. (1819-1878), architect

MONIGHETTI Ippolit Antonovich (1819-1878, St. Petersburg), architect, aquarellist, teacher, associate academy member (1847), professor (1858), court architect (1860)

Montferrand A.A. (1786-1858), architect

MONTFERRAND Auguste Augustovich (Henri Louis Auguste Leger Richard) (1786-1858, St. Petersburg), architect, actual state counsellor (1858), honorary associate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts

Monumental Propoganda Plan (monuments)

MONUMENTAL PROPAGANDA PLAN was ratified on 12 April 1918 by the Council of People's Commissars decree on the "removal of monuments, erected in honour of tsars and their servants and the elaboration of monuments of Russian Socialist Revolution" (On

Monuments to the War of 1812-1814

MONUMENTS TO THE WAR OF 1812-1814, memorial constructions in honour of Russia's military victories during the Patriotic War of 1812 and the campaigns of 1813-14 against Emperor Napoleon I concluding with allied troops marching into Paris on 19 March

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