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Sennaya Square, St. Petersburg

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Sennaya Square or Sennaya Ploshchad, known as Peace Square between 1963 and 1991, is a large city square in Central Saint Petersburg, located at the crossing of Garden Street, Moskovsky Prospekt, and Grivtsova Lane.The square was established in 1737 as a market where hay, firewood and cattle were sold. It was built under the extension of the Garden Street, and grew quickly, becoming the cheapest and the most active market in Saint Petersburg. The Hay Market was a place where merchants and farmers could trade. It was there that malefactors were flogged before a large concourse of people.In 1753, the Church of the Assumption of the Mother of God was built in a sumptuous Baroque style. In the middle of the square is a former guardhouse . The square was a venue for the cholera riots of 1831. The surrounding district was known for its infamous slums, which provide the setting for Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment.In 1961 the church was pulled down to make place for a new metro station. Its place is now marked by a chapel. The 17,5 meter high "Peace Column", a gift of France to the tercentenary of St. Petersburg, was dismantled during the heatwave of 2010. The column featured the word "peace" written in 49 languages.
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  • Always fun to visit a local market. Also in Saint Petersburg. It is a market, partly outside, partly within. Outdoor goods, clothes, shoes, in vegetable, fruit, fish and meat.
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  • Peter walked on and came upon a Hay immediately remembered the school curriculum ... Now a huge area made once, trees in the kadochkah, three metro stations (long tried to understand where we need to), the Temple of restore
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  • And especially this place is Plaza was depicted in Dostoevsky's crime and punishment tried to come with it. Was common place.
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