The Palace of the Russian Tsar
The Alexander Palace was ordered to be built by Catherine the Great for her grandson, the future Alexander the First. She began to plan for the building when he was young and intended to give it to him when he became older. She enjoyed discussing his future palace with the young Alexander and invited him to draft his own ideas for it. Giacomo Quarenghi was the architect of the
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documented the life of the Romanovs in the palace throughout the 19th century . Naturally, the strongest emphasis was placed on events in the reign of Nicholas II. Soon after the departure of the Romanovs for Tobolsk in August 1917, parts of the palace were opened to the public by it's first curator, Lukomskii. After the murder of the Romanovs in Yekaterinburg in July 1918 some of their personal possessions that hand followed them to Siberia were returned.