House of Soviets
The imposing House of Soviets was intended to become the new centre of St Petersburg under a 1930s plan, replacing the old tsarist...
Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad
On the way to or from the airport you won’t miss the awe-inspiring Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad . Centred on a 48m-high...
Moscow Triumphal Arch
This long avenue, heading due south from Sennaya ploshchad to the airport, is the start of the main road to Moscow. Along it you’ll find...
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Chesme Church information
East off Moskovsky pr is the striking red-and-white 18th-century Gothic Chesma Church , built from 1774 to 1780 in honour of Russia’s victory over the Turks at the Battle of Çesme (1770). Its relatively remote location is due to the fact that Catherine the Great was on this spot when news arrived of the victory, so that’s where she ordered the church to be built.