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"Suida", a museum-estate

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"Suida", a museum-estate (the Gatchina district, Suida Village, 4 Central Street). Between the 12th and 15th centuries the Suida pogost was an administrative and territorial centres of the Koporye uyezd of the Vod pyatina. Peter I granted the former Swedish grange of Suida to P.M. Apraksin. Under him a country estate was built and in 1718 the church of the Resurrection (see the article: the church of the Resurrection) was erected. In 1759 the estate with Voskresenskoye and Melnitsi Villages was bought by A.P. Gannibal. The estate also included Kobrino Village. When Gannibal resigned in 1762, he settled in the estate. Under Gannibal the spacious estate with the access birch alley to the estate and park was created; the Higher park in Dutch baroque style and Lower landscape park in rococo style. One of the Lower park sights is a stone-boulder transformed into a huge garden armchair. The park was decorated with a grotto and pavilion, a canal where boats went, a flowerbed with the large sun-dial. As there are no natural water reservoirs in the park, a pond was digged and a system of soil-reclamation canals were made. From 1781 the estate was turned into I.A. Gannibal, A.V. Suvorov visited him here. In 1805, after the death of the owner , the estate was sold to the collegiate assessor V.V. Tsygorov. In 1971 the stele (by the architect M.N. Meysel) was erected at the place of the lost grave of A.P. Gannibal. The museum of Suida history was founded in 1986 (it worked untill 1993). In 1999 the former Gannibal's estate got the status of the museum-estate. A wing survived from the 18th century was passed to the museum. Memorial tablets with names of owners and in the memory about visiting the estate by A.S. Pushkin's parents are set on the façade. There are about a thousand items in the museum funds. About 11.5 thousand people visit the museum a year.

Karpenko, Irina Aleksandrovna

Apraksin, Pyotr Matveyevich, Count
Hannibal, Abraham (Ibrahim) Petrovich
Hannibal, Ivan Abramovich
Meisel, Mikhail Nikolayevich
Peter I, Emperor
Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich
Suvorov, Aleksandr Vasilyevich, Count
Tsygorov, Vasily Basilyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Kobrino Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Suyda Settlement/Tsentralnaya Street
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Voskresenskoye Village

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Мурашова Н.В. Сто дворянских усадеб Санкт-Петербургской губернии: Исторический справочник. СПб., 2005., С. 323-328
Музей-усадьба «Суйда». URL:, С. 323-328

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The Church of the Resurrection of Christ (Voskresenskoye Village, Gatchina District)

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