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Persons / Catherine II, Empress
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Starov I.E. (1744-1808), architect

STAROV Ivan Egorovich (1745-1808, St. Petersburg), architect, city-planner, one of the founders of Russian Neoclassicism. Resided in St. Petersburg from 1758. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (1762). Apprenticed with architect C

Sumarokov A.P. (1717-1777), writer

SUMAROKOV Alexander Petrovich (1717-1777), a poet, playwright, dramatist, full civil counsellor (1762). From early childhood he lived in St. Petersburg. In 1740 he graduated from the Gentry Army Cadet Corps, where he began his literary activities

Tauride Palace

TAURIDE PALACE (47 Shpalernaya Street), an architectural monument of Neoclassical. It was constructed in 1783-1789 (architect I.E. Starov) for Prince G.A. Potemkin-Tavrichesky (hence the name)

The Babolovo Palace (an ensemble of the Babolovo Park)

Catherine II walking along the Taitsi water supply system noticed a nice hill on the Kuzminka River right bank. It was situated near the village of Babolovo aside of the Babolovo cutting. In 1780 a wooden house with outbuildings were built there
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Banknotes Factory

In 1779 Empress Catherine II ordered to construct a factory for producing high quality paper, officially stamped paper and banknotes, on the dam of the 5-th Lower Pond, later these ponds were named Fabrichniye (Factory’s)
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Cameron Gallery (an ensemble of the Catherine Palace)

The Cameron Gallery, called in honour of its builder, with the graceful colonnade formed by Ionic fluted columns and a spectacular terrace with bow-shaped stairs led into the park, is a part of the architectural complex of Cameron’s Thermae
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Chesme Column, a monument

The town of Pushkin, the Catherine Park, the Great Lake. Architect: Antonio Rinaldi (1709-1794) Sculptor: I. Schwartz It was built in 1771-1778 Materials: Olonets pink and white marble for the column stern with rostrums; Olonets gray marble

The Cold Bath or the Agate Rooms Pavilion (an ensemble of the Catherine Palace)

The building, being the central place in the complex of Cameron’s Thermae, was built by Ch. Cameron for Catherine II in 1780-1788. Sculptors J.D. Rashett and K. Goffert, masters of jasper-cutting V.Davydov and V
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Concert Hall on the Island of the Great Pond, a pavilion (an ensemble of the Catherine Park)

The first in Tsarskoye Selo a park entertaining pavilion Lusthaus, in the form of a octagonal balk wooden gallery, was built by the architect I.K. Ferster in 1723 just here, on an artificial island of the Great Pond
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Crimean (Siberian) Column, a monument

The town of Pushkin, 64/68 Parkovaya Street. The painter: Gavriyil Ignatyevich Kozlov (1738-1791) The monument was opened in July 1777. The sculptor decoration was set on the obelisk top in 1785

The Great Caprice

The Great and Little Caprice were built in 1772–1774 by the architect V.I. Neyelov and the engineer I. Gerard over the road led to the Great Tsarskoye Selo Palace. The road was named “Under Caprice road”. There are many legends concerning caprices
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Grotto Pavilion.

The Grotto pavilion with the pier , highlighting on the dark green background of the Old Garden and with its mirror reflection in the Great Pond water, pertains to classical views of the Catherine Park
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Palace Church of the Resurrection

In the Tsarskoye Selo Palace of Tsarina Catherine Alexeyevna at first there was an camp private chapel of St. Catherine the Great Martyr. The main sight of this church was a carved iconostasis of dark blue colour
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Private Garden (an ensemble of the Catherine Park)

The Private Garden of Catherine II at the Tsarskoye Selo Palace was laid out by V.I. Neyelov and D. Busch in the 1770s. Catherine II called this part of the park
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Taitsi water supply system

The Taitsi water supply system (TW) was the water supply system of Tsarskoye Selo built according to the order of Catherine II in 1772-1787 in exchange for the outweared Vittelevo water supply system. The military engineer F.V

The Toboggan Hill with a pavilion (an ensemble of the Catherine Park)

The Toboggan Hill with two slopes (they were not survived) was erected in 1754-1756 to the design of F.-B. Rastrelli. The third wooden slope was added by V.I. Neyelov in 1765
Source: Tsarskoe Selo

The Town Council.

A part of the area of the closed Wall-paper Factory with old barracks and director’s house, belonged to the Banknote Factory since 1780, was given for building the Town Council according to the Emperor’s order in 1859
Source: Tsarskoe Selo


THUNDER-STONE, the name of the granite monolith, that serves as a pedestal to the equestrian statue of Emperor Peter the Great (see Bronze Horseman). It was discovered in 1768 in the forest near Konnaya Lakhta village by a local, S.G

Trudolyubivaya Pchela (Industrious Bee), journal

TRUDOLYUBIVAYA PCHELA (Industrious Bee), a monthly literary journal. Appeared in 1759 printing 12 issues, and was published by its leading author A. P. Sumarokov

Truten (The Drone), journal

TRUTEN (The Drone), a literary weekly, published by N. I. Novikov in 1769-70. The Тruten was a response to Catherine II's call in the Vsyakaya Vsyachina journal to establish Russian satiric journalism

Vallin de la Mothe J.-B.M. (1729-1800), architect.

VALLIN DE LA MOTHE Jean Baptiste Michel (1729-1800), French architect. Is thought to have studied under the supervision of his cousin, architect J.F. Blondel. In 1750-52, he further perfected his skills in Italy

Volkov F.G., (1729-1763), actor

VOLKOV Fedor Grigorievich (1729-1763), actor, theatre worker. In 1754-56, studied at the Infantry Cadet Corps. In the 1740s, he established the first private theatre in Yaroslavl, which in 1750 became the resident public theatre

Vsyakaya Vsyachina (All Sorts and Sundries), magazine

VSYAKAYA VSYACHINA (All Sorts and Sundries) a daily satiric magazine, came out under Catherine's II actual supervision in 1769-70 (70 issues). In 1770, beginning with the 53 (1) issue, was published as Baryshek Vsyakoy Vsyachiny

Yusupov Family, Princes

YUSUPOV FAMILY, a family of princes of Nogay origin, who lived in Russia from the 16th century. Several family members were closely associated with St. Petersburg

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