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Cadet line, St. Petersburg

Cadet line, St. Petersburg, author technique, size 30 x 40 cm

Cadet line, St. Petersburg, author technique, size 30 х 40 cm

The painting Cadet line, St. Petersburg was written by the artist in the authors technique.

Kadetskaya liniya (Cadets’ Line) was given its name after the 18th century military academy. The academy was located at the beginning of the street in the land originally granted by Peter the Great to his powerful courtier Alexander Menshikov. The academy was granted the plot including the Menshikov Palace after Menshikov’s fall from power.

For the greater part of the 20th century the described side of the street had a different, yet related name until it was changed back in the 21st century. It was called Syezdovskaya liniya after the fateful interrevolutionary 1917 Congress of Workers’ and Peasants’ Councils (Rus. Soviets) held on the premises of the academy, at which, after a Menshevik politician Irakli Tsereteli’s statement in his public address that at that moment in Russia there was no political party that could and would take the sole responsibility for the country (i.e., become the ruling party on its own), Vladimir Lenin, the leader of Bolsheviks, said that there was such a party, namely his own one. On October 25 (Old Style), 1917, the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Socialist Democratic Labor Party took power in Russia, and the famous congress and remark were to be commemorated


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