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Offline James1941

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The Likani Palace
« on: May 08, 2006, 03:22:16 PM »
I have just been re-reading Simon Montefiore's book: Stalin, At the Court of the Red Tsar. In it are several rarely seen photos of dachas used by Stalin on his holidays.
One was the Likani Palace, which the caption indicated was the home of Grand Duke Michael. It was one of Stalin's favorite resorts.
I believe it is now in the Republic of Georgia.
I would be interested if any readers have any detailed information about this Romanov palace--- when was it built, who used it, what is it's present state and condition, etc.
Thanks. :-?

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2006, 11:04:11 AM »

The Likani Palace is part of the mountain resort Borjomi. It was designed by L. Benois and built in 1892-1895 by L. Bielfeld. The palace has never ceased to be used as a governmental residence (currently by the president of Georgia) and is therefore well preserved and kept.

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2006, 10:30:42 AM »
WHICH Grand Duke Michael?

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2006, 10:45:56 AM »
Thank you, Mike, for the very nice photo of the villa, and for the information.
The book only refers to Grand Duke Michael and doesn't specify which one. Since the villa was built only in 1897 then it might have been for Nicholas II's brother, then again, maybe not. I don't recall reading that Nicholas and his family ever visited that part of the empire so I doubt his family ever lived in the house.
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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2006, 10:39:29 PM »
Borjomi GD Mikhail Nikolaevich's Romanov, son of Tsar Nicholas I, built this summer residence here in
1871 in the style of a Tuscan Villa

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 11:34:55 AM »
Is this the palace where the Viceroy of Caucasus Mikhail Nikolaevich used to spend holidaywith his family? Is it true that it burned and now doesn't exist anymore?

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 11:40:18 AM »
To me, it has some similarities to Abbas Tumani, hasn't it?

Is Abbas Tumani far from Borzhomi?

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2009, 08:14:42 AM »
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_palace_of_Mikhail_Nikolaevich.jpg

Gleb,
This has more than similitaries, the picture quoted above is incorrectly labeled.  It is a picture of Abbas Tumani, Grand Duke Georgi Alexandrovitch's palace.
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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2009, 06:15:24 AM »
It cannot be Abbas Tuman, if you look at this photo, you can  see the Chalet I am talking about on the left

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:General_view_of_Borzhom_from_Torskii_plateau_(A).jpg

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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 05:37:15 AM »
The Likani palace, modern view,now it's a summer residence of the Georgian President.


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Re: The Likani Palace
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 05:39:55 AM »
Is this the palace where the Viceroy of Caucasus Mikhail Nikolaevich used to spend holidaywith his family? Is it true that it burned and now doesn't exist anymore?

The Palace of GD MN had been destroyed in 1968 year, the preserved Likani Palace (in my post above) is the palace of GD Nikolai Mikhailovitch.