Marble Palace is the most expensive in the city, Catherine II, built it as a parting gift to her lover Count Grigory Orlov, who organized the coup and its accession to the throne. This building was erected by the architect Antonio Rinaldi. The facade is decorated with noble marble gray, large deposit of which was then found in the Urals. However, Count Orlov died before the Marble Palace was completed. So Catherine returned the royal family to the building. Since then it has gradually falling into disrepair. Palace was tidied by his last owner - the Grand Duke Constantine. After…
Aurora - cruiser the 1st rank of the Baltic Fleet. Named in honor of sailing frigate "Aurora", famous for the defense of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, during the Crimean War. During the Russian-Japanese War, participated in the campaign of the Second Pacific Squadron which ended with the Battle of Tsushima. Cruiser also participated to First World War. Blank shot with "Aurora" was the signal for the storming of the Winter Palace, the cruiser became a symbol of the October Revolution. Currently is located for the eternal parking at Petrograd quay in St. Petersburg and is an object of cultural heritage of the Russian…
New Holland - the island in Admiralteisky district of St. Petersburg, surounded by the Moika River, Kruykov and Admiralteisky channels. In addition, New Holland is a unique example of industrial architecture of early classicism. New Holland - two man-made islands in the Neva delta. They arose as a result that in 1719 between the Neva and Moika River for the needs of shipbuilders two channels were dug: Kryukov and Admiralteysky. Authorship modern name according to legend belongs to Peter the Great himself. It was the most appropriate, since the original "Holland" in St. Petersburg called the place near the Admiralty,…
 The State Russian Museum is not only one of the main attractions of St. Petersburg, Russia, but is also considered to be Russia's largest collection of Russian art. The museum was established by royal decree in 1895, the grand opening was held three years later in the reconstructed Mikhailovsky Palace, the architectural ensemble of the square orchestrating Arts (conceived as the architect Carlo Rossi, who built the Palace in the 1819-1825 period). Prior to 1917, the museum was officially called the Russian Museum of Emperor Alexander III. In the collections of the State Russian Museum are stored the collections of…
Winter Palace in St. Petersburg (Palace Square, 2 / Palace Quay, 38) - the former imperial palace, now is part of main museum complex of the State Hermitage. The current building of the palace (the fifth one) was built in 1754-1762 by the Italian architect Rastrelli in magnificent Elizabethan style, with Baroque elements in the French rococo interiors. It is an object of cultural heritage of federal importance and UNESCO World Heritage object as part of the historic center of St. Petersburg. Since its completion in 1762 to 1904 it was used as the official winter residence of the Russian…
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