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St Petersburg

Author : Tom Masters
ISBN : 1741041694
Genre : Travel
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Lonely Planet city guides:- The smart, streetwise city guide with a strong, contemporary design and focus- Two-colour format throughout with full-colour maps- Written by experienced authors with intimate knowledge of the city- Features detailed insights into History, Culture and City Life, along with expanded, opinionated reviewsSt. Petersburg- Features dedicated Hermitage section with detailed floor plans- New Walking Tours chapter with detailed maps for easy orientation- Expanded Excursions chapter and new maps highlight attractions outside the city- Indispensable Language chapter with Cyrillic script and translations throughout

St Petersburg

Author : Solomon Volkov
ISBN : 1451603150
Genre : History
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The definitive cultural biography of the “Venice of the North” and its transcendent artistic and spiritual legacy, written by Russian emerge and acclaimed cultural historian, Solomon Volkov. Long considered to be the mad dream of an imperious autocrat—the "Venice of the North," conceived in a setting of malarial swamps—St. Petersburg was built in 1703 by Peter the Great as Russia's gateway to the West. For almost 300 years this splendid city has survived the most extreme attempts of man and nature to extinguish it, from flood, famine, and disease to civil war, Stalinist purges, and the epic 900-day siege by Hitler's armies. It has even been renamed twice, and became St. Petersburg again only in 1991. Yet not only has it retained its special, almost mystical identity as the schizophrenic soul of modern Russia, but it remains one of the most beautiful and alluring cities in the world. Now Solomon Volkov, a Russian emigre and acclaimed cultural historian, has written the definitive cultural biography of this city and its transcendent artistic and spiritual legacy. For Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoyevsky, Petersburg was a spectral city that symbolized the near-apocalyptic conflicts of imperial Russia. As the monarchy declined, allowing intellectuals and artists to flourish, Petersburg became a center of avant-garde experiment and flamboyant bohemian challenge to the dominating power of the state, first czarist and then communist. The names of the Russian modern masters who found expression in St. Petersburg still resonate powerfully in every field of art: in music, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich; in literature, Akhmatova, Blok, Mandelstam, Nabokov, and Brodsky; in dance, Diaghilev, Nijinsky, and Balanchine; in theater, Meyerhold; in painting, Chagall and Malevich; and many others, whose works are now part of the permanent fabric of Western civilization. Yet no comprehensive portrait of this thriving distinctive, and highly influential cosmopolitan culture, and the city that inspired it, has previously been attempted.

Mapping St Petersburg

Author : Julie A. Buckler
ISBN : 0691113491
Genre : History
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Pushkin's palaces or Dostoevsky's slums? Many a modern-day visitor to St. Petersburg has one or, more likely, both of these images in mind when setting foot in this stage set-like setting for some of the world's most treasured literary masterpieces. What they overlook is the vast uncharted territory in between. In Mapping St. Petersburg, Julie Buckler traces the evolution of Russia's onetime capital from a "conceptual hierarchy" to a living cultural system--a topography expressed not only by the city's physical structures but also by the literary texts that have helped create it. By favoring noncanonical works and "underdescribed spaces," Buckler seeks to revise the literary monumentalization of St. Petersburg--with Pushkin and Dostoevsky representing two traditional albeit opposing perspectives--to offer an off-center view of a richer, less familiar urban landscape. She views this grand city, the product of Peter the Great's ambitious vision, not only as a geographical entity but also as a network of genres that carries historical and cultural meaning. We discover the busy, messy "middle ground" of this hybrid city through an intricate web of descriptions in literary works; nonfiction writings such as sketches, feuilletons, memoirs, letters, essays, criticism; and urban legends, lore, songs, and social practices--all of which add character and depth to this refurbished imperial city.

Through Russia From St Petersburg To Astrakhan And The Crimea

Author : Katharine Blanche Guthrie
ISBN : OXFORD:600013872
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The St Petersburg Imperial Theaters

Author : Murray Frame
ISBN : 9780786443307
Genre : Performing Arts
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The opulent St. Petersburg Imperial Theaters were subsidized and administered by the Russian court from the eighteenth century until the collapse of the tsarist order in 1917. This close association raises many questions about the uses of these theaters and where their loyalties lay in early twentieth century Russia. This history begins in 1900 with the theater flourishing but undergoing change, then chronicles the impact of war and revolution, as well as audience and administration, leading up to the effective re-establishment of state control over the theaters by the Bolsheviks in 1920. While the theaters were often allied with the forces of change, their grandeur harked back to the age of the tsars, creating an irony that is explored here in depth. Photographs and diagrams of the theaters are included, along with photographs of the central historical figures, and contemporary cartoons referring to the theaters.

St Petersburg

Author : Scott Taylor Hartzell
ISBN : 073851425X
Genre : History
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Voices of America: St. Petersburg is peppered with anecdotes, documented histories, and journalistic accounts. Revealed inside is the impact that Swedish immigrant Josef Henschen had in birthing and naming the city. Readers will experience the coming of the Orange Belt Railroad and delve into the lives of pioneers, including postmaster Roy Hanna, cowboy Jay Starkey, and mayor and builder A.C. Pheil. They will travel to the day the 1921 hurricane struck and revel in the antics of mayors Noel Mitchell and Frank Fortune Pulver. Historic photographs, including scenes from Williams Park and the Princess Martha Hotel, abound in this book. C. Perry Snell's rise as a local developer is documented. George Gandy's bridge, once the nation's largest over-water span, is featured, as is the Coliseum, once the nation's most celebrated dance hall. Recognized also is the valor of the Rev. Enoch Davis and Chester James Sr., local civil rights leaders.

St Petersburg Dialogues

Author : Joseph de Maistre
ISBN : 0773509828
Genre : Philosophy
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Joseph de Maistre's St Petersburg Dialogues has, until now, been the only major work of this powerful writer not available in a complete English translation. Renowned for both its content and French literary style, St Petersburg Dialogues appeared in some thirty-five editions and reprints in the first one hundred years after its publication in 1821.

Investing In St Petersburg

Author : Marat Terterov
ISBN : 9781905050734
Genre : Investments, Foreign
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Annotation. Investing in St Petersburg is the first English language guide to the market reforms which are taking place in Russia's second city and its surrounding region and to the tremendous opportunities available to foreign investors and businesses. St Petersburg, the original capital of the Russian Empire, was eclipsed by Moscow during the soviet era, and lost its importance as an international business centre. Since the break-up of the Soviet Union, the city has started to recover its position. Thanks to its unique architecture, cultural sites, convenient location and educated population it is now perhaps the first place that foreign investors think of when considering investing in or doing business with Russia. The City Government of St Petersburg has successfully managed an economic revival and market reform programme which is attracting some of the biggest multinationals and Russian companies to the region. Business conditions are now very attractive for international investors and many large scale projects, linking west and east, currently await their involvement. Investing in St Petersburg provides an objective assessment of the economic and investment climate, information on market potential in key industry sectors; combined with uniquely authoritative practical advice on the mechanics of investing and doing business in the city, covering topics such as; commercial law, tax and accounting, banking and finance, corporate governance, intellectual property, human resources, privatization and M & A. Editorlai contributions come from local business experts, academics and crucially, from leading banks and international professional service firms with direct hands-on business experience of the region.

Foreign Churches In St Petersburg And Their Archives

Author : Pieter N. Holtrop
ISBN : 9789004162600
Genre : Religion
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This book offers studies on the history of foreign churches in St. Petersburg since the founding of the city in 1703 till the Revolution in 1917. Moreover, archivists give detailed overviews and insights in the archives concerned in question.

Europe

Author : John Ramsay McCulloch
ISBN : WISC:89050891423
Genre : Saint Petersburg (Russia)
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