Monday, 21 August 2006

Yusupov Palace

I enjoyed our visit to the Yusupov Palace, built in the 1740s and perhaps best-known as the place where, in 1916, Rasputin was murdered by Prince Felix Yusupov and fellow conspirators. It has a lovely little private theatre, built for Zinaida Yusupova whose portrait in the Russian Museum gave me a surprise - those who know a certain CP, of Russian descent, (you know who you are...) don't you think she looks rather like Zinaida Yusupova in this portrait?! There's another picture of her here.


At 22/8/06 05:19, Blogger Luz said...

Lovely photos of your trip. I've always wanted to visit Russia! It seems so very far away.


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