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