Liteyny Avenue

Coordinates: 59°56′27″N 30°20′54″E / 59.9408°N 30.3483°E / 59.9408; 30.3483
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59°56′27″N 30°20′54″E / 59.9408°N 30.3483°E / 59.9408; 30.3483

Liteyny Avenue in
St. Petersburg

Liteyny Avenue (Russian: Лите́йный проспе́кт, Liteyny Prospekt) is a wide avenue in the Central District of Saint Petersburg, Russia. The avenue runs from Liteyny Bridge to Nevsky Avenue.[1]

The avenue originated in 1738 when the forest was cleared to make a trail from Nevsky Prospekt to a foundry (est. 1711) at the banks of Neva River. The Russian word "liteyny" means "metal casting" as an adjective, hence the street name.

Soon after the October Revolution, the avenue was named Prospekt Volodarskogo after the Russian revolutionary V. Volodarsky. In 1944, the historic name was restored.

Notable locations[edit]


  1. ^ "One-hour Walk: Liteyny Avenue" (in Russian). Vedomosti SPb. 2015-01-21. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  2. ^ Zinovieff, Hughes & FitzLyon 2003, p. 233.
  3. ^ Shvidkovsky 2007, p. 339.