Voznesensky Prospekt is a 1.8 km long street in Admiralteysky District of Saint Petersburg
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. Crossing Saint Isaac's Square, the Moika (Blue Bridge
Blue Bridge (Saint Petersburg)
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) and Griboyedov Canal (Voznesensky Bridge), the street spans from Admiralteysky Prospekt to Izmaylovsky Bridge across Fontanka
Fontanka is a left branch of the river Neva, which flows through the whole of Central Saint Petersburg, Russia. Its length is 6,700 meters, its width is up to 70 meters, and its depth is up to 3,5 meters. The Fontanka Embankment is lined with the former private residences of Russian nobility.This...
, where it turns into Izmaylovsky Prospekt. According to the city plan of 1737, the center of Saint Petersburg should develop along three radial axes meeting at the Admiralty
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's spire: Nevsky Prospekt
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, Gorokhovaya Street
Gorokhovaya Street is a north-south thoroughfare in the Central Business District of Saint Petersburg.Gorokhovaya Street extends from the Admiralty and runs south, crossing the Moyka River and the Griboyedov Canal, crossing the Garden Street near Sennaya Square. Running south, crossing Fontanka...
and Voznesensky Prospekt. In 1923-1991 the street was named Mayorov Prospekt (Проспект Майорова) after a prominent Bolshevik
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killed in the Russian Civil War
Russian Civil War
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- Voznesensky Avenue @ Encyclopaedia of Saint Petersburg