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DSC01067, Yusupovs’ Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

Yusupovs’ Palace on the Moika river Embankment, one of the 4 palaces Yusupovs had in St. Petersburg. Yusupovs were one of the richest families of Russia in the XIX century related by family ties to the Romanovs, for instance, the last owner of this palace Felix Yusupovs was married to Irina, niece of Nicholas II. Yusupovs were famous Maecenas and their theatre was the most popular of the private theatres in St. Petersburg. Gala and living rooms of the palace, beautifully decorated, one can see unique musical instruments there. The Golden Theatre is a copy of the Bolshoi of Moscow, the most famous actors, dancers and singers considered it an honor to perform on this stage. The Cellar wax museum is where in December 1916 Felix Yusupovs, Grand Duke Dmitry and other monarchists conspirators murdered Grigory Rasputin, morose and mysterious figure in Russian history.

 

See set comments for “St. Petersburg Overview & History”.

 

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Taken on August 10, 2006
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