Pskov Off The Beaten Path

  • Monument to victims of political repression
    Monument to victims of political...
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  • Monument to victims of political repression
    Monument to victims of political...
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey
  • Mason?s House
    Mason?s House
    by Kuznetsov_Sergey

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    Golden Embankment

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 10, 2015

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    The Golden Embankment of the Pskova River is the main pedestrian street Pskov. You will see a lot of cafe and restaurants there with picturesque panoramas at Pskov Krom.

    You can watch my 4 min 10 sec Video Pskov Evening Walk part 1 out of my Youtube channel or here on VT.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 49' 19.36" N 28° 19' 53.91" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Golden Embankment

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    Art Gallery in the building of Fan der Flit

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 10, 2015

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    The building of Fan der Flit was an Industrial Arts School and a former museum, established in 1872. Architect N. Klimenko. Now the building belongs to the Pskov museum-reserve. Since the 1950s, it housed an Art Gallery of Pskov. The basis of the collection of paintings of the Pskov museum-reserve, includes up 1,796 paintings and miniatures from the collection of the famous Russian collector Theodore Pliushkin. By the beginning of 1941, the fund had about 3,600 items, but during the Great Patriotic War Pskov collection of paintings for the most part has been lost. It managed to evacuate only 180 works - and they became the basis for the exhibition of the contemporary Art Gallery. Now the museum has about seven thousand works, including paintings of Rokotoff, Shishkin, Petrov-Vodkin, Aivazovsky and other Russian artists.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 48' 43.37" N 28° 20' 14.87" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Art Gallery.

    Art Gallery in the building of Fan der Flit
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    Mason’s House

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 10, 2015

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    This house was built in 1909-1910 in art nouveau style. The name of the house comes from the name of the owner of L. Mason, a member of the Archaeological Society of Pskov. For visitors opened the fund of precious metals and stones, which includes secular decorations, household items, medals, and other memorabilia.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 48' 42.79" N 28° 20' 25.10" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Mason’s House .

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    Museum of Veniamin Kaverin

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Updated Jun 10, 2015

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    The Museum of Veniamin Kaverin – the auther of the very popular in Soviet times novel "Two Captains" is located in the Pskov Oblast’ Library for Children and Youth. Pskov is the hometown of Veniamin Kaverin, that’s why the museum was opened there. The museum's exhibits tell a lot about a family in which grew Kaverin, about the history of the novel and about the life of the first researchers of the Russian Far North.
    Close to it you will see a school where the famous Russian poet Tynianov studied.

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    Monument to victims of political repression

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 10, 2015

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    In Pskov, in the park near the temple of Myrrhbearers I saw the foundation stone of a monument to victims of political repression. There were 60 thousand victims of political repression in the Pskov region. More than 8000 people were shot.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 49' 16.71" N 28° 18' 51.94" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Monument to victims of political repression.

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    Apartment Museum of Lenin

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 10, 2015

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    The museum was opened in 1930 in the apartment, which rented in 1900 the leader of the October Revolution. During the Second World War the house, which housed the exhibition was destroyed. The layout of the apartment was restored in 1970 in the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 49' 4.97" N 28° 20' 7.76" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Apartment Museum of Lenin.

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    Monument to Lenin

    by Kuznetsov_Sergey Written Jun 10, 2015

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    Monument to Lenin, as a copy of the monument in Ulyanovsk, by sculptor M. Manizer, appeared in the central square of Pskov in 1945 on the site of the lost during the Nazi occupation monument, which was erected in 1925. The pedestal has been used is the same.

    You can watch my photo of Pskov on the Google Earth according to the following coordinates 57° 49' 9.24" N 28° 19' 58.86" E or on my Google Earth Panoramio Monument to Lenin.

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    Make a nice walk across town!

    by Suuz Written Jan 2, 2005

    My favourite way of killing time in Pskov was walking along the Velikaya river in summer and walking on the Velikaya river in winter. Don't forget to walk in the Ledny sad and have a nice picnic in Finsky Park.

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    Jean

    by liusia Written Dec 12, 2003

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    Don't miss the giant head sitting on the wall near the southwest side of the Kremlin!

    I say "don't miss it," because I'm hoping that you'll go see it, recognize it and be able to tell me what it is, because I am stumped!

    Jean's head

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    The monument of Alexander Nevsky

    by aliante1981 Written Oct 6, 2003

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    Go to Sokolya (Falcon) Hill to see the monument/memorial to the prince Alexander Nevsky, who is honored in these parts mostly for his victory over the Teutonic Knights at Chudskoye Lake in 1242. The impressive sculpture group was unveiled on June 24th 1993, when Pskov was celebrating its 1090th anniversary. The monument, on Sokolya hill, just outside the town, stands along the route that the Russian warriors took to the "Battle on the Ice". I actually was on a cruise of the lake and we were shown the exact place where the battle happened. The idea was that the armaments of the Teutonic Knights were too heavy, so they drowned. This shows what cunning can do in battle - Alexander Nevsky was a realist in state affairs, and knew there was no way for the Russian (disunited, by the way) troupes to win otherwise. Just outside of the town.

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    The Pskova River.

    by aliante1981 Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    All the people visiting Pskov (presuming they do not spend the whole of their time in a hotel room or railway station:) ) see it, but relatively few attach to it any importance as a sight per se. Since the 16th century - which in not an ancient date for Pskov by any means - the entry to the mouth of the Pskova River, where the harbor and the Fish Market were situated, had been guarded by the Watergate (no political inferences, please!!! :) ) which was also called "the Lower Lattice". The river waters could flow through the gate quite easily. In the 17th century the High (Visokaya) and the Flat (Ploskaya) Towers of the walls were connected by a stone arcade with two lifting gates - lattices. The two towers, especially the space between them, mark the place where the two most important rivers - the Pskova and the Velikaya (The Great River, in English) meet. The Pskova river was the chief waterway into and through the merchant town.

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    Church of St. Alexander Nevsky

    by aliante1981 Written Jul 20, 2003

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    The Church of St. Alexander the Nevsky was built in 1907 – 1908 for the Omsk's regiment of the Russian army in a so-called "Russian style", which looks really like a combination of many other architectural styles. The church was consecrated to St. Alexander Nevsky, a Russian ruler made a saint (a frequent arrangement in many places) for his defense of Russia from the Swedish troups in the 13th century. The red-brick building has one huge dome (of a pretty strange shape, one must admit), smaller ones, and a bell tower with a classic dome of a conical shape. It has recently been restored and functions as a military church of Pskov.

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