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Moyka River


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The Moyka River (Russian: Мо́йка) is a small river in Russia that encircles the central portion of Saint Petersburg, effectively making it an island. The river, originally known as Mya, derives its name from the Ingrian word for "slush" or "mire". It is 5 kilometres (3 mi) long and 40 metres (130 ft) wide.
The river flows from the Fontanka River near the Summer Garden past the Field of Mars, crosses Nevsky Avenue and the Kryukov Canal before entering the Neva River delta. It is also connected with the Neva by the Swan Canal and the Winter Canal.
In 1711 Peter the Great ordered the consolidation of the banks of the river. After the Kryukov Canal linked it with the Fontanka River four years later, the Moyka became so much clearer that its name was changed from Mya to Moyka, associated with the Russian verb "to wash".
In 1736 the first Moyka quay was constructed in wood. Four bridges originally spanned the river: the Blue, the Green, the Yellow, and the Red. The 99-metre (325 ft)-wide Blue Bridge, now hardly visible underneath Saint Isaac's Square, remains the widest bridge in the whole city.Magnificent 18th-century edifices lining the Moyka quay include the Stroganov Palace, Razumovsky Palace, Yusupov Palace, New Holland Arch, Circular Market, St. Michael's Castle, and the last accommodation and museum of Alexander Pushkin.In 1798 work started to construct a stately embankment faced with red granite and adorned with ornate railings. After the completion of construction works in 1811, it was discovered that the water of the river became so muddy that its use for cooking has been officially forbidden ever since.
As of 2016 15 bridges cross the Moyka. Most of these have historical and artistic interest:

Green Bridge (Zelyony most, 1806–08, by William Heste)
Red Bridge (Krasny most, 1808–14, by William Heste)
Potseluyev Bridge (Potseluyev most, 1808–16, by William Heste)
Blue Bridge (Siny most, 1818, 1842–43, by William Heste and George Andreevich Adam)
Postoffice Bridge (Pochtamtsky most, 1823–24, by Wilhelm von Traitteur)
Big Stables Bridge (Bolshoy Konyushenny most, 1828, by George Adam)
Tripartite Bridge (Malo-Konyushenny most, 1829–31, by George Adam and Wilhelm von Traitteur)
First Engineer Bridge (Pervy Inzhenerny most, 1824–25, by George Adam and Wilhelm von Traitteur)
First Sadovy Bridge (Pervy Sadovy most, 1835–36, by Pierre Dominique Bazaine)
Yellow Bridge (Pevchesky most, 1839–40, by George Adam)
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Moyka River

Moyka River

River in Russia

  • Desc: The Moyka River is a small river in Russia that encircles the central portion of Saint Petersburg, effectively making it an island. The river, originally known as Mya, derives its name from the Ingrian word for "slush" or "mire". It is 5 kilometres long and 40 metres wide.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moyka_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 1583.46
Fontanka River

Fontanka River

River in Russia

  • Desc: The Fontanka, a left branch of the river Neva, flows through the whole of Central Saint Petersburg, Russia - from the Summer Garden to Gutuyevsky Island. It is 6.7 kilometres long, with a width up to 70 metres, and a depth up to 3.5 metres. The Moyka River forms a right-bank branch of the Fontanka. Lined along the Fontanka Embankment stand the former private residences of Russian nobility. This river, one of 93 rivers and channels in Saint Petersburg, was once named Anonymous Creek. In Russian, yerik is a secondary or intermittent river-channel.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontanka_River
  • Type: RiverBodyOfWater, BodyOfWater, Thing, Place
  • Result Score: 0.43
Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Summer Palace of Peter the Great

Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Desc: The Summer Palace of Peter the Great was built between 1710–1714 in the northeast corner of the Summer Garden, located on an island formed by the Fontanka river, Moyka river, and the Swan Canal.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Palace_of_Peter_the_Great
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, CivicStructure
  • Result Score: 0.01
Griboyedov Canal

Griboyedov Canal

Canal in Russia

  • Desc: The Griboyedov Canal or Kanal Griboyedova is a canal in Saint Petersburg, constructed in 1739 along the existing Krivusha river. In 1764–90, the canal was deepened and the banks were reinforced and covered with granite. The Griboyedov Canal starts from the Moyka River near the Field of Mars. It flows into the Fontanka River. Its length is 5 kilometres, with a width of 32 metres. Before 1923, it was called the Catherine Canal, after the Empress Catherine the Great, during whose rule it was deepened. The Communist authorities renamed it after the Russian playwright and diplomat, Alexandr Griboyedov. The streets or embankments running along the canal are known as Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griboyedov_Canal
  • Type: BodyOfWater, Place, Thing, TouristAttraction
  • Result Score: 0.01
Mikhailovsky Garden

Mikhailovsky Garden

Park in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Desc: The Mikhailovsky Garden is a large area of parkland and landscape garden in the centre of Saint Petersburg. The garden was one of the early developments of the city soon after its foundation.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhailovsky_Garden
  • Type: TouristAttraction, Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00

Gorokhovaya Street

Thoroughfare in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Desc: Gorokhovaya Street is a north-south thoroughfare in the Central Business District of Saint Petersburg. Gorokhovaya Street is one of central Saint Petersburg's major thoroughfares, extending from the Admiralty and running south, crossing the Moyka River and the Griboyedov Canal, crossing Sadovaya Street near Sennaya Square.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorokhovaya_Street
  • Type: Place, Thing
  • Result Score: 0.00
Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation

University in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Lower Swan Bridge

Lower Swan Bridge

Bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia

  • Desc: Lower Swan Bridge is a single-span stone bridge in Saint Petersburg crossing the Swan Canal at its junction with the Moyka River.
  • Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lower_Swan_Bridge
  • Type: Thing, Place, TouristAttraction, Bridge
  • Result Score: 0.00
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