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Lomonosov

Lomonosov

Lomonosov is named in honour of the great Russian scientist Russian Mikhail Lomonosov and located here is the imperial Oranienbaum Palace complex. Previously the city bore the name of the palace itself and although today the it retains its Soviet-era name, tourist guides and excursions often refer to it as Oranienbaum, which means ‘orange tree’ in German. Like other city satellites of St Petersburg, Lomonosov is a popular tourist destination thanks to its palace complex, which is the only one not to have suffered greatly during the war as Lomonosov was not captured by the Nazis and remained a Soviet foothold during the Siege of Leningrad. Today the palace and the historical centre of Lomonosov are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Basic facts
Name in Russian
Ломоносов
Status
City in the Petrodvorets District of St Petersburg
Location
On the Gulf of Finland
Distance
50km west of St Petersburg, 740km north-west of Moscow
Time Zone
Moscow Time
Population
42,505 people (2014)
Founded
1710
Former Names
Oranienbaum
Official Website
http://mo-lomonosov.ru/