Stary Nevsky Hotel
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... like a meal in itself.
We spent the afternoon at the Peter and Paul Fortress where we saw the tombs of most of the tsars in the Peter and Paul Cathedral. This cathedral was gold on both the inside and the outside with a traditionally cathedral-like cavernous interior. The fortress complex also had a couple of museums in it, including one on the history of St Petersburg in the former Commandants House and an exhibition on ...
... stormed the palace in October of the same year. In the ensuing anarchy, a portion of the Winter Palace's riches were ransacked, including the enormous Imperial wine cellars (although the looting did not extend to the Hermitage).
The Winter Palace was declared part of the State Hermitage Museum on 17 October 1917. Although initial Bolshevik policy was to remove all Imperial symbols from the palace and ...
... by Peter the Great for Katherine the Great named the Greats by the people evidently. We did peter & Paul Cathedral again more opulence by the churches they were all so extravagant with the decoration of their churches. It was a big day even though we only get to see a couple of places a night of ships entertainment & we were ready for bed & the next part of our exciting trip to Russia.
... own. it was pretty cheap. St Pete is not the place to be in the winter. it gets down to 30 below with all rivers and canals freezing over. We traveled by bus to downtown St Pete again to visit the largest private palace in St Pete. It was originally owned by the 5th richest family in Russia. Today it is owned by a teachers club. However actual ownership is in dispute. This was the place ...
... St. Petersburg became his capital and his gateway into Europe. Gold, fur, timber and (later) coal wealth morphed into shipbuilding, trade and industrial revolution wealth, supported and protected by globally significant armies and navies. According to Wikipedia, Tsar Nicholas II’s wealth at his 1917 overthrow was over $300 billion (in today’s dollars) making him the richest person on the planet.
Russian history intersects with Jewish ...