The mystery of Rasputin’s murder

The mystery of Rasputin’s murder

One of the most strange and terrible murders of the early XX century happened in the cellars of the mansion. 17 Dec 1916 Grigory Rasputin, an extraordinary and mysterious person, met his end there. A simple Siberian peasant, rude and uncouth, he not only managed to become a favorite and indispensable advisor of the Royall family, but also actively interfered in the political decisions of the sovereign.Read more

The Amber room

The Amber room

The Amber room is the gem of the Catherine Palace and one of the most famous interiors, created in the XVIII century. The history of the Amber room was steeped in mystery from the very beginning and became a peculiar symbol of relations between Russia and Germany. Read more

The Hermitage must-see list (part  2)

The Hermitage must-see list (part 2)

The works of the Impressionists (Monet, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro) are widely presented on the third floor of the Hermitage with Claude Monet’s “Woman in the Sainte-Adresse garden ” (Claude Monet, Femme au jardin, 1867) being one of the true gems of the collection. Read more