Griboedov Canal

Канал Грибоедова

Place: Originates in the Moika River and flows into the Fontanka River.  On the map

Name: Canal was arranged, deepened and made ​navigable at directed by Catherine the А.С. ГрибоедовGreat, that is why it was named Catherine Canal. But in the Soviet time this naming reminded about emperors, so the canal was renamed in the honor of the author of the comedy “Woe from Wit” Alexander Griboedov, who really for some time rented an apartment in one of the houses on this canal.

Interesting facts: The numerous heroes of Feodor Dostoevsky lived along the banks of the Griboedov Canal. For example: Sonia Marmeladova and old moneylender. And Raskolnikov himself lives near the Canal, which the author of “Crime and Punishment” grimly calls “the ditch.”

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