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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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  • 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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  • In the middle of the 19th century by the architect Alexander Briullov, and painted his brother painter Karl Brullov was built this church on the territory of which allocated another grandson Peter! -Peter 2./Note: it stopped men's line of the House of Romanovs. Worship started again at the beginning of the 90 's, in Russian and German. There is space for Russian-German meetings, courses etc. There is a small body, good acoustics. Servants of the Church. Very often cheap organ concerts.
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  • Somehow wandered in here with a friend during a stroll on Nevsky. Incredibly beautiful! Stand and you are inspired atmosphere, quite unusual. Be sure to check back if you close. Has organ concerts take place here. Itself was not, but I plan to in the near future.
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  • Great for the Orkestral music
  • Красивая церковь
  • 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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