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Offline richard_1990

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2010, 09:58:23 PM »
What's that shaded area i the middle of the Grand Palace courtyard? Was there a building there?

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2010, 04:54:01 PM »
Is it possible to get a hold of the legend/key to the plans?  That would be very interesting.  Thank you so much for posting ThomB!!!

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 06:01:23 PM »
I can't figure out how to do a plan, but I can identify some of the rooms in the plan for you.  Looking at the upper level plan:

G:  Is St. George's Hall
K:  Is St. Andrew Hall (the Throne Room)
D:  Is St. Vladamir Hall
J.  Is St. Alexander Hall

The rest is a mystery to me.

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2010, 12:22:59 PM »

(I assume the shaded area in the middle of the courtyard was a pre-existing church, judging from it's outline. However Google Earth does not show it so apparently it did not survive although the one to the outside appears to.)
« Last Edit: January 06, 2014, 02:16:37 PM by Svetabel »

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 01:12:50 PM »
Ah! The guidebook also answered this question...

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The new construction is made up of ancient parts and forms with them a square in the interior courtyard in which the old church of the Savior-in-the-Forest is located.

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2010, 12:43:10 AM »
The print identifying some of the rooms is too small, but below are at least some designations of which I am sure from my own visits to the palace rooms:

GROUND FLOOR

A (at bottom of Grand Kremlin Palace): Main Entrance
B (opening from above): State Parade Antechamber (which leads to the Parade Staircase to the principal floor)
D: Dining Room in the Private Apartments
E (at least I think itís an E-immediately to the left of the above): Empressís Reception Room in the Private Apartments
F: Corridor
G (Canít read but immediately to left of above): Empressís Drawing Room in the Private Apartments
And immediately to left of that: Corridor
J: Empressís Boudoir in the Private Apartments
(Canít read, but immediately to the left of the above): Imperial Bedroom in the Private Apartments
(Then immediately to the left): Passage to the Imperial Bathroom
(At corner, to left of above): Emperorís Study in the Private Apartments
N (I think-directly above the Study): Emperorís Reception Room in the Private Apartments

PRINCIPAL FLOOR

C: Palace of Facets
B: Holy Vestibule
D: Hall of St. Vladimir
E: Parade Vestibule
F: Parade Staircase
G: Hall of St. George
H: French doors to terrace overlooking Cathedral Square
J: Hall of St. Alexander Nevsky
K: Hall of St. Andrei (Imperial Throne Room)
N: Chevalier Guards Room
O: Hall of the Order of St. Catherine (Empressís Throne Room)
P: State Drawing Room
Q: State Bedchamber
(and directly above Q): Walnut Dressing Room

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 09:22:15 AM »
Here's a plan of the main floor with some rooms idenitfied.


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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2013, 12:59:55 AM »
Looking at the plans for the ground floor along the right side, beneath the area of St Vladimir's hall and Hall of St George, there appear to be some good sized rooms. Does anyone know what they might be?

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 04:13:07 PM »
Hi! I found the online tour by the Kremelin in this site:
http://voiceofrussia.com//kremlin_rus/
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to love it even while one suffers, because life is all.
life is God, and to love life means to love God.Ē

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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 04:48:31 PM »
Ah! The guidebook also answered this question...

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The new construction is made up of ancient parts and forms with them a square in the interior courtyard in which the old church of the Savior-in-the-Forest is located.

Yes, it was the second stone church built in the Kremlin (after the Dormition Cathedral). It was there long before the Palace was erected, and so it was preserved in the inner courtyard.
It was torn down in 1933 by order of the Politburo.

In 1997, while work was being done on the Palace, archaeologists found part of the churchís foundations and related materials.

More pictures here:
http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Собор_Спаса_на_Бору
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Re: Grand Kremlin Palace
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2016, 05:32:21 PM »
Photographs of the Empress Alexandraís baise-main in the St. Andrew Hall in Kremlin Palace on April 10th, 1900

https://winterpalaceresearch.blogspot.ca/2016/11/empress-alexandras-baise-main-hand.html

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