The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.
This is the Malachite Room of the Winter Palace, designed by the architect Alexander Briullov in the late was used as an official drawing-room of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna, wife of Nicholas I. The Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia was, fr
The Chesme Church also known as Saint John the Baptist at Chesme Palace, St. It is a small Russian Orthodox church that was built by the Russian court architect Yury Felten in at the direction of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia.