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Offline brnbg aka: liljones1968

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the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« on: June 11, 2005, 09:47:45 AM »
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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005, 09:35:00 AM »
Hmmm, I've always wondered what her mansion looked like.   :)

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2005, 02:58:43 PM »
Brian...
Is this picture the part of the house represented in the lower right corner of the floor plan you posted?

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2005, 08:33:02 PM »
Many thanks Brian, I just found this today.  If this the palace that Nicholas bought her or GD Andrei/Sergei bought her??

I would love to see what it looks like today.

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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2005, 10:22:09 AM »
I was in St.Petersburg one year ago. Last day before going to the airport, i asked my guide to stop in front of Mathilde Kshessinkaya house.

The house stills exactly as the piks shows. Regrettably i had not time even to ask if it was posible to visit it.

The guide ( a girl about 25 years old) was very surprised with my interest in the house, of course she didn´t know anything about the story of the building.

She told me that exactly five years ago the party of graduation of her school was in this house. She was delighted when i explain her who was the old propietary.

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 12:08:35 AM »
I will be in St. Petersburg towards the end of this September and plan to visit the mansion.  It IS open to the public as the "Museum of Russian Political History" ( the house reportedly was the first headquarters of the Bolsheviks in 1917 ) aka
"Osdonyak Kshesinskoy".  It's located on Petrogradsky Island not far from the fortress of Peter and Paul.
If all goes as planned with my visit, I will be able to post some interior photos by October.

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 11:28:26 AM »
Please do it .

You are lucky, your visit is going to coincide with the reburial of Maria Feodovna??

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2006, 12:57:13 PM »
Here is my photo of the mansion from last year:




And a close up of the balcony:




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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2006, 07:21:12 AM »
I've found this pre revolutionary view of what would be Ksessinskaia mansioneven if I have not recongnize it...but one may mistaken...

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006, 08:23:14 AM »
It doesn't look like this is her mansion....

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2006, 08:43:53 AM »
Her mansion is known as being occupied by Lenin and the bolchvists during revolution ,this one was the QG of the opeartion during the february revolution,does someon know if it still exist?


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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006, 09:00:26 AM »


From this picture, it looks like a whole different location... This building behind it, I don't remember seeing it...

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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2006, 07:21:11 PM »
 
At the left of your picture, it is the Beloselsky-Belozersky palace ( yes, Ella palace) and in the right side, it is the Anichkov palace.

This is the Beloselsky-Belozersky palace again.


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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2006, 07:25:50 PM »
 And fron the Anichkov palace, we can see the Beloselsky-Belozersky in red in the back.


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Re: the mansion of Mathilde Kshessinskaya
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2006, 07:38:50 PM »
This is view of the Anichkov Palace like your old picture. Behind the Colonnade, we can see the roof of the the Anichkov Palace.