This burial place, situated near the Black river, was established by decree of the Synod (church council) in 1738. The most famous place in the cemetery is the small chapel over the relics of Ksenia of St. Petersburg, who is considered to be the divine patron of the city. The poet Blok was also buried here but his remains were later transferred to 'Literatorskie Mostki' necropolis.
This church was built between 1731 and 1734 by order of empress Anna Ioannovna on the spot where the wooden
Archangel Michael Church had been founded in 1712. The church's main altar is consecrated in honor of Simon and ...
The St. Petersburg Doll Museum on Vassilievsky Island, alongside the Smolenka river, is a cozy museum that holds a permanent
as well as temporary exhibitions of dolls, puppets and children's toys. There is a small workshop where you can ...
This is a metal three part bridge 334.3 meters long and 23.5 meters wide which crosses the river not far
from the Smol'nyi Institut. It was built in 1911 under engineer G.G. Krivoshein and architect I.P. Anyshkov. It was ...
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