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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2005, 09:44:04 PM »
Mike,

Can you give us the exact address of the EIST site ?

Thank you.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #31 on: June 23, 2005, 09:44:09 PM »
If memory serves me, it was Ksenya to whom, upon her marriage, Alexander III offered the Mikhailovsky palace to live in. Of course, Ksenya said that palace was too big, and indeed it is really huge. I wonder if Sandro shared his wife´s opinion...

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #32 on: June 24, 2005, 05:36:05 AM »
Mike,
Thanks so much for the pictures from the street showing the fence.  Now I know this area must have been completely covered by fencing or construction screens as I never saw anything like this when I was in St. Petersburg.  I was following a guidebook and would not have missed such a beautiful palace if it was viewable.
Well, this is the great adavantage of this board: we get to see places that we have missed or will never get to see.
Thanks so much.
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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #33 on: June 24, 2005, 02:29:29 PM »
For those interested in that enigmatic EIST:
The site http://www.statedevelopment.spb.ru/, which contains photos of almost all buildings in Petersburg’s historical center, is notoriously user-unfriendly and requires patience, skill and knowledge of the city’s topography to actually find something. I’ve even compiled a concise Russian “EIST survival guide” and posted the link here about a year ago. Here it's again: http://erastimes.8m.net/eist_tutorial.htm

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #34 on: June 24, 2005, 06:54:50 PM »
Mike,

Thanks so much for the pictures and the the exact address of that enigmatic EIST site.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2005, 12:48:57 AM »
Xenia palace back side 35 DECEMBRISTS STREET

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #36 on: August 30, 2005, 06:35:17 PM »
Antonio--
Yes, it is very true that the Tsar had offered his daughter, Ksenia, the other palace, and she had thought it too large for her taste. Whether or not Sandro agreed I'm not sure, but I don't think it mattered much to him at all, whether or not the palace was large or 'small'.
'The Russian Revolution took almost everything from me but the Bolsheviks left me with one privilage--to be a private person.'--Grand Duchess Xenia Aleksandrovna.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2006, 06:51:53 PM »


but here are some of 104-106 Mïoka:










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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2006, 08:06:04 PM »
It seems several of the pictures in Romanov Fragments de Vie (my source) were mismarked. Thank you for the corrections. :)

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2007, 06:20:37 PM »
Do you think Sandro and Xenia's place in St. Peterburg will ever be restored?  Is it possible that an ordinary resident would be able to purchase it for private use?

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2007, 04:50:23 AM »
Please ,

Please if you can add some more about this sandro who I did not ever listen about before...

What charge in the society  he used to have,when he lived,what has he done;I should be a philistine however it don't stand to reason to me.

Thanks,V.

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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2007, 12:04:29 AM »
It is being owned by kinesiology University right now. I don't think that this palace will be privatized in a near future, because there are much more attractive ones on the English Embankment, for instance.

Hopefully the palace will be restored by the government soon. The restoration budget is 10 times larger that before The tricentennial. For instance there is a Grand Duke Alexader's palace not far away from this one, which is in a process of an active restoration since last summer.
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Re: Palace of GDss Xenia Aleksandrovna
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2007, 10:47:31 AM »
Hopefully the palace will be restored by the government soon. The restoration budget is 10 times larger that before The tricentennial. For instance there is a Grand Duke Alexader's palace not far away from this one, which is in a process of an active restoration since last summer.

Do you know exactly what sum of money will be spend for it?

What palace are you talkong about?