Saint Petersburg State University

Санкт-Петербургский Государственный университет

Place: Universitetskaya Embankment On the map

Дворец Петра II, арх. Д.А. Трезини и И.Г. Борхардт (1727-1761)Construction time: founded in 1724, reconstructed in 1819

Architects: Domenico Trezzini, I.Borchardt, I. Schumacher

Style: Baroque

Notable features: Three buildings of the State University are located on the embankment.  The main red-coloured building was originally built for the 12 ministries of the Russian Empire. In Манеж Первого Кадетского корпуса, арх. И. Шумахер (1756-1759)the XVIII century ministries were called colleges, so construction has been called “the Twelve Colleges building.” Gray building was planned as a residence of Peter II (grandson of Peter the Great), he died before the completion of the construction; nowadays the Department of Philology and Oriental Study is situated here. Yellow building was built as an arena for First Cadet Corps, where cadets trained to marsh; now a variety of concerts and festivals is hold there.

Interesting facts:  Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev Студенческое фото В.В. Путина (ок. 1975 г.)and even Vladimir Lenin graduated from the Law Department of the State University. Vladimir Lenin passed the exam for a university course externally.

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Рядом находятся / Find nearby:

Large Hall of Philarmo...
Μikhailovsky Τheatre
Monument to Alexander ...
Russian Museum
Palace Bridge
Chamber of Curiosities...
Zoological Museum
Rostral columns
The Neva River
Menshikov Palace
Academy of Fine Arts
Annunciation Bridge


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