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Angleterre Hotel (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Malaya Morskaya 24 ulitsa

Bus: 3, 10, 22, 27, K-169, K-190, K-252, K-289

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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 a suicide.

 

 

 

History Of The Hotel Angleterre
The building 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 building).
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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.

The name 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 thousand people.

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.

After the 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.

 
 
The 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

Intended parting
Promises a meeting ahead.

Good-bye, my friend, without a hand, without a word,
Don't be sad or brow sad, —
Dying is not new in this life,
But life, of course, is not new.

‹1925›

 

 

 


 

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