Gorokhovaya Street extends from the Admiralty and runs south, crossing the Moyka River and the Griboyedov Canal, crossing the Garden Street near Sennaya Square. Running south, crossing Fontanka River, it is home to the Semenovsky Bridge. The street ends at Zagorodny Prospect.
Gorokhovaya Street is one of central Saint Petersburg's major thoroughfares. The street is home to the Briantsev Youth Theatre, one of the first professional children's theatres in Russia, opened in 1922.
Rodion Raskolnikov, the main character of Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, lived in an apartment house at Gorokhovaya Street. Also, the titular character of Ivan Goncharov's novel Oblomov lives on the same street.
The former name of this street is "Dzerzhinsky Street", named after Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky.
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