Municipality in the Leningrad region
Pavlovsk is a major tourist center, palace and park ensemble. The city is located three kilometers from Pushkin on the bench of Slavyanka river.
Novgorod citizens once put the fortress in the place of modern Pavlovsk that was called the "Town on Slavyanka". Then Finnish peasants lived there. The big story came to this place in the second half of the XVIII century. Ekaterina the Second loved to hunt in the forests of the place of modern Pavlovsk. She liked this place so much that she decided to donate these lands to her son, Pavel. In fact, the future city was named in honor of the future Emperor Pavel the First.
By 1786 the construction of the Pavlovsk Palace was completed, and this palace up to the present day is the main attraction of Pavlovsk. In 1796, just after the accession to the throne, Pavel renamed the Pavlovskoye village to the city of Pavlovsk. The historic center of the city today is included into the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In the beginning of XIX century, for some time the commandant of Pavlovsk was the future hero of the World War II general Pyotr Bagration.
The famous step that is currently used during the parades in Russia for the first time in our country was rehearsed in the Pavlovsk Palace. Pavel I was a big fan of the Prussian systems and tried to plant the hammered Prussian step into the Russian troops.
In 1836, the first railroad in Russia was built between Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk. At first she worked on the basis of a horse-drawn, and then began to work on the steam.
In the middle of the XIX century the Pavlovsk railway station was not so much the train station, but the entertainment pavilion. Music orchestras played there, and famous Johann Strauss often performed there as a conductor.
From 1918 to 1944, the city of Pavlovsk was called Slutsk. It was renamed in honor of the revolutionist Vera Slutskaya.
In the second part of Dostoevsky's novel "The Idiot" the action takes place in the dacha cottage in Pavlovsk.
The Russian painter of XIX century Eugene Lansere was born in Pavlovsk.
Citizens from foreign countries taking part in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay:
Ulrich Juergen Carsten Albert
- Saint Petersburg stage of the torch relay ended in Pushkin
Pushkin, 28.10.2013 22:00The National Torch Relay of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014 ended its way through the suburbs of Saint Petersburg. The last point of the route was the city of Pushkin.