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View Resource Alexander Palace Time Machine: Everyday Life in a Romanov Palace

This site, created by Russian history enthusiast and preservation advocate, Robert Atchison, provides abundant information about the Alexander Palace in St. Petersburg. Atchison became fascinated with the palace as a child and has traveled to Russia multiple times to push for the palace's restoration -- the beautiful neo-classical structure built by Catherine the Great had been used as a military...
View Resource Russia Engages the World, 1453-1825

Designed to coincide with the 300th anniversary of the most cosmopolitan city, St. Petersburg, this is a lovely online exhibit on Russia's emergence as a modern empire that began with the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and continued unabated for three centuries. The exhibit itself was underwritten by the Boris Jordan Family, with additional support from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the...