Svetlanskaya Street
Svetlanskaya Street is a major street in Vladivostok
The city is located in the southern extremity of Muravyov-Amursky Peninsula, which is about 30 km long and approximately 12 km wide.The highest point is Mount Kholodilnik, the height of which is 257 m...

, Russia
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Svetlanskaya Street was originally called Amerikanskaya Street, but was renamed in 1873 in honor of the frigate Svetlana which brought Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia
Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia
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 to the city for a visit. Most of the wooden buildings erected along the street during the 1860s through the 1880s are no longer standing. Around 1913, there was a great deal of construction around the street; tram service began, and department stores, cinemas, Lutheran
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 and Catholic churches, and a Japanese consulate sprung up. However, there was little new construction along the street during the Soviet period.

The street was renamed Leninskaya in Soviet times; the name "Svetlanskaya" was restored in the 1990s.
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