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The name of the street was given in 1739 according to the Italian palace located nearby and built in the image of Italian entertainment houses

It runs from the embankment of Griboedov Canal to the embankment of  Fontanka River. Year of construction is 1820. Architect: Karl Rossi. Architectural style: classicism. I

n the period from 1871 to 1902, the street was called Bolshaya Italianskaya, while Malaya Italianskaya was modern Zhukovskogo street.

In 1923, the street was named after Commissar Rakov Alexander Semenovich, who died during the Civil War (1885-1919).

Historical name Italianskaya Street was returned in 1991. Built at the end of the 19th century, Italiansky Bridge across Griboedov Canal got its name from Italianskaya Street.

Rossi's Petersburg

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