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Lutheran Church of St. Peter, St. Petersburg
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The Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Lutheran church located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is one of the oldest and largest Protestant churches in Russia.GeneralThe Lutheran Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a Lutheran church located on Nevsky Prospect, the main street of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is also known as Saint Peter's Lutheran Church (in Лютеранская церковь Святого Петра or in St. Petri-Kirche}.It is one of the oldest and largest Protestant churches in Russia. It was and still is called the German church as its members were mostly German-speaking.HistoryIn 1705, Peter the Great decreed that the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches could be established in Saint Petersburg.In 1708, a Lutheran church was established in Saint Petersburg, later followed by other Lutheran churches. For example, the famous mathematician Leonhard Euler was buried in the Lutheran cemetery in Saint Petersburg.The present building of St. Peter's Lutheran Church was designed by Alexander Brulllov and built in 1833-1837. By 1917, the church had about 15,000 membership and also managed a school (Petrischule), a hospital and an orphanage.During the Soviet rule, religion was persecuted. This church was requisitioned by the local government and was used as an indoor swimming pool.
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  • Very clear impression left from visiting the Petrikirche. Of course interest in the architectural monument is obvious. It was architecture masters as Alexander Bryullov, architect Maximilian Messmacher. But in Soviet times, when there done pool, it was awful. It's hard for me to imagine people who broke the temple, but it's hard to imagine and those who dived and swam. How is this possible? ... And now the Church returned to parishioners. And the question immediately, and within the walls of the temple lawyer is the norm for Lutherans? I cannot give a positive answer, probably I ortodoksal'na. Of course with a bowl pool, nothing to do, and it is now the base of the building, and to carry out necessary, but perhaps then stop mocking over the building. Photo exhibition about Russian Germans informative, but not go a second time.
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  • Externally, the building looks interesting, inside the pustovato. You can go inside for free. For tourists, they adapted the balcony on the third floor. Here is an exhibition of the history of German settlers in St. Petersburg. The service is held each Sunday at 10.30 a.m., you can come, look from 3-th floor, they don't mind. The main thing is not to interfere with, plays live organ
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  • The Lutheran Church is situated in the Nevskiy Prospect (Nevskiy) and is part of the history of Saint Petersburg. Unlike other temples, it has a simple interior and austere. Worth talking with people who work in the Church and develop various social actions. Attached pictures.
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  • When the in side was the pool. Interesting building. Behind it is the oldest school in the city of stone.
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  • Almost in front of our Lady of Kazan, this small Church deserves a few minutes visit. It is well hidden at the end of a cul-de-sac, behind a gate...
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  • Beautiful place with its sad history. Managed to visit on one of the "night of museums", listen to the body and see the converted since the devastation basement! Recommend for visitors and guests is able to touch the multi-faceted culture of the city!
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