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Description of Angleterre Hotel
Angleterre Hotel is one of the most famous hotels
in Saint Petersbur Original Hotel was constructed 1840 under
supervision of Napoleon Bokin and thus became known as Napoleon's.
Many notable Russian figures stayed here including Leo Tolstoy.
However in 1886- 89 Angleterre Hotel completely reborn and got its
current name. After Russian Revolution it became known as Hotel
International and later renamed to Leningradskaya in 1948. Original
name of Angleterre Hotel was returned only in 1970's. In 1987
Angleterre Hotel was completely reconstruct despite public protests.
The facade of the original building preserved, but the rest of the
building is brand new.
Murder/ Suicide of Sergey Yesenin
Angleterre Hotel is particularly famous in Russian
history as a place where famous Russian poet Sergei Yesenin
allegedly hanged himself in December 28, 1925. However not everyone
in Russia agrees with the official Bolshevik theory. There is plenty
of evidence that Angleterre Hotel was a site of a murder rather than
History Of The Hotel Angleterre
was built at the beginning of the XIX century (the architect is
unknown), in 1845-1846 it was rebuilt according to the project of
architect A. Roben. A fourth floor was added to the courtyard. The
building was used as an apartment building (the poggenpol apartment
1876, it was converted into a hotel. Anton
Pavlovich Chekhov stayed at the hotel from January 4 (18) to January
10 (22), 1886.
On June 17 (29), 1889, John James Yuz, the founder
and Director of the Novorossiysk society (Yuzovsky plant), which
gave rise to modern Donetsk, died suddenly at the hotel at the age
of 75. Death occurred from apoplexy.
In the summer of 1921,
Isadora Duncan arrived in Soviet Russia. She was staying at the
hotel Angleterre. Many Soviet musicians visited her.
of the hotel changed several times: first Schmidt-England (after the
name of the owner Teresa Schmidt), then — just "England", from 1911
to 1919 — "Angleterre", from 1919 to 1925 — "international", from
1925 to 1948 — "Angleterre", from 1948 — "Leningrad". Until 1924,
this building housed the British mission.
In 1987, when it
became known that the hotel building was decided to be demolished,
the city community came out in defense of the historical monument.
High-profile actions were organized by the group for saving
historical and cultural monuments of Leningrad. A picket was held
for several days (from March 16 to 18). the group was supported by
many famous cultural figures. After the authorities demolished the
building, a permanent picket was organized; a month later, a rally
"Month of memory of "Angleterre"" was held, which gathered about 2
In 1987 it was completely demolished and by
1991 it was rebuilt again with the preservation of its appearance
with the participation of designer Olga Polizzi.
demolition and construction of the library were merged into a single
hotel complex with Astoria. Currently, the Angleterre is managed by
Rocco Forte Hotels.
As of 2014, the hotel has 192 guest
rooms. For business people, the hotel has 3 multifunctional meeting
rooms with a capacity of up to 100 people, as well as a conference
room with 205 seats, decorated in a theatrical style and equipped
with a translation system for 4 languages.
murder / suicide of Sergey Yesenin
The Angleterre hotel is
particularly famous in Russian history as the place where the famous
Russian poet Sergei Yesenin is said to have hanged himself on
December 28, 1925. However, not everyone in Russia agrees with the
official Bolshevik theory. There is ample evidence that the hotel
Angleterre was the scene of a murder, not a suicide. It is known
that he wrote his poem here.
Good-bye, my friend, good-bye.
My dear, you are in my heart
Promises a meeting ahead.
Good-bye, my friend, without a hand, without a word,
sad or brow sad, —
Dying is not new in this life,
But life, of
course, is not new.