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Saint Petersburg


  • Type: Metropolis

To ice-skate on the Neva was one of the greatest pleasures of my childhood, but to sleigh ride across the frozen river in the tow of Finnish peasants who came to St Petersburg to earn a few kopecks this way was an even greater joy. The Ice was several feet thick - a fact that will help you imagine the crash it made in the first hour of the spring thaw. The noise then was so great we could hardly talk, ... the thaw was for me the most wonderful and exciting day of the year. Igor Stravinsky

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Places

Name of Notable Genus AsNotedIn No Address Proximity Area
Name Genus AsNotedIn Address Proximity Area
Agate Pavilion and Cameron Gallery
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  • 1001 Bld
Pushkin
Alexander Nevski Monastery
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  • 1001 Hist
AURORA (Russian cruiser)
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Petrogradskaya Embankment Bolshaya Nevka River
Catherine Palace
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  • 1001 Hist
Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin), 30 km south of St Petersburg
Chinese Palace
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  • 1001 Bld
Oranienbaum State Museum Reserve, Lomonosov
Dostoevsky Apartment
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7 Kaznacheiskaia ul (Treasury St) Stoliarnyi per (Carpenter's Ln)
Eliseev Brothers Food Shop
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  • 1001 Bld
Historic Centre of Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments
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  • WHL
Kazan Cathedral
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Nevsky Prospect (Nevsky Ave) kanala Griboyedov (Griboyedov Canal)
Mariinsky Theatre
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  • 1001 Hist
Theatre Sq, 1 ul Glinki
Menshikov Palace
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  • 1001 Hist
Pavlovsk Palace
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  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Peter and Paul Fortress
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  • Sight
  • 1001 Hist
Peterhof
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  • Sight
  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Puskin's House
  • 1001 Hist
Smolny Institute
  • 1001 Hist
Winter Palace
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  • 1001 Bld
  • 1001 Hist
Yusupov Palace
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nab Reki Moyki, 94 Prachechnyy per

Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1944/01/27 The Siege of Leningrad (8 Sept 1941 to 27 Jan 1944) resulted in the deaths of around 1,042,000 Russian soldiers and civilians. The number was more than causalities faced by American and British troops throughout the war

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Particulars for Saint Petersburg:
Art Style Baroque
Locale Type Metropolis



Creative Works »

WorkTypeAsNotedInCreatorNote
Crime and Punishment (book) Novel Fyodor Dostoevsky Raskolnikov rents a garret at 19 Grazhdanskaia ultisa (formerly Sredniaia Meschchanskaia) at Ulitsa Przhevalskogo (formerly Stoliarnyi pereulok).
Guy de Maupassant (Short Story) Short Story Isaac Babel
Nevsky Prospekt Short Story
Nikolai Gogol Nevsky Prospekt is the central avenue in St Petersburg, published 1835.
Nights at the Circus Book Angela Carter "Nights at the Circus" is set in Saint Petersburg.
Notes from the Underground (book) Novel Fyodor Dostoevsky I am told that the Petersburg climate is bad for me, and that with my small means it is very expensive to live in Petersburg.
Petrushka Orchestral Composition Igor Stravinsky "Petrushka" is set on Admiralty Square, Saint Petersburg, 1830.
Professor Marten's Departure Book Jaan Kross "Professor Marten's Departure" is set on a train to St Petersburg, early 1900s
The Idiot (book) Novel Fyodor Dostoevsky Towards the end of November, during a thaw, at nine o'clock one morning, a train on the Warsaw and Petersburg railway was approaching the latter city at full speed.
The Nose Short Story Nikolai Gogol On the 25th March, 18-, a very strange occurrence takes place in St Petersburg on Ascension Avenue, the Issac bridge, on Sadovaya Street and Nevsky Prospect, c 1835.
To the Finland Station: A Study in the Writing and Acting of History Book
Edmund Wilson Vladimir Lenin arrives at the Finlyandsky Rail Terminal in St Petersburg (rebuilt 1960), April 1917.

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