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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #150 on: November 02, 2007, 01:15:19 AM »
It's worth noting Queen Elizabeth II held a reception in the Moika Palace during her State Visit to Russia.

A fine choice in St. Petersburg. The palace is magnificent and the reception areas are impressive to hopefully have pleased Her Majesty.

We attended an evening concert there and the sound of the music that flowed was charged with intense emotion. An unforgettable experience!

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #151 on: November 02, 2007, 07:29:34 AM »
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2007, 08:36:52 AM »
Have been there already Vassili. Thanks anyway.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #153 on: November 19, 2007, 04:59:52 PM »
  Dimitri:  " It seemed very much to be a building without a purpose even in all its vanquished splendour."    Eloquent thought.  Thanks for the comment.  May we all find our way home.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #154 on: December 13, 2007, 12:39:59 PM »
Does anyone have the plan of the Jusupov Palace - the part where Rasputin was killed? I need the layout of rooms. Thanks a lot in advance, it is quite important for me at the moment.
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #155 on: December 13, 2007, 01:37:54 PM »
Brain posted this a while back. I'm not sure but he may have some more.


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #156 on: December 13, 2007, 03:47:48 PM »
And which part is the basement with the mirror room, the study, the dining room in which Grigorij was killed....?
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #157 on: January 20, 2008, 12:14:15 AM »
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the room you're asking about is approximately under the green area in the lower left-hand corner --- reached by descending a small staircase located approximately in the red area.




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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #158 on: January 23, 2008, 12:50:15 AM »
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #159 on: February 04, 2008, 01:19:01 PM »
That particular palace is amazing. I bet the Yusupovs never felt at home anywhere ever again.
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #160 on: February 07, 2008, 07:59:49 AM »
That particular soviet style building in the background appears to be crumbling apart when you look closely, i've always seen as a monstrous monolith compared to the beautiful architecture surrounding it. Here's a few closer photographs of it-


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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #161 on: February 07, 2008, 08:28:22 AM »

I remember looking at this building when I was there from this exact same spot and thinking the same thing...
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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #162 on: February 07, 2008, 09:18:19 AM »
Just a clarification:

Here is a photo of the Moika Palace circa early 1900's:
 



Below is a photo I took from exactly the same angle in 2004. Notice that the church in the background is now gone, replaced by a Soviet style building... everything else is more or less the same.



The church is still there, except that it has been remodeled into a "Soviet style" apartment building.  If you look at the side view posted by Covenant you can see the old church windows and how the steeple has been converted into apartments. 

I think the "conversion" shows how the Soviets wanted to make a statement about religion.  It certainly shows how Soviet architects were required to follow what the Soviet leaders demanded.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #163 on: February 07, 2008, 09:25:32 AM »
Yes, it's most interesting how it retains the shape of a church.

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Re: The Yusupov Palace on Moika, St.Petersbourg
« Reply #164 on: February 07, 2008, 09:29:50 AM »
The church is still there, except that it has been remodeled into a "Soviet style" apartment building.  If you look at the side view posted by Covenant you can see the old church windows and how the steeple has been converted into apartments. 

Really? I can't tell. It looks like a different building to me... As far as I know, the soviets loved to demolish the churches completely and build new buildings instead of converting.