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Chesmenskiy Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Chesmenskiy Palace (Saint Petersburg)

 

 

 

 

Location: 15 Ulitsa Gastello

Subway: Moskovskaya

Closed to the public

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Chesmenskiy Palace or Chesma Palace

Chesmenskiy Palace or Chesma Palace is a neo- Gothic palace that was constructed in the late 18th century during reign of Empress Catherine the Great. It was designed by the court architect Yuri Felten. Chesme Palace was completed in 1777 and named after great naval victory at the battle of Chesme Bay (1770) where Russian fleet defeated Turkish Ottoman fleet. Modest and largely abandoned Chesme Palace was a place for Empress to award soldiers and officers with the Order of Saint George, highest military honour for battle distinction. Among recipients were Suvorov who defeated Ottomans repeatedly as well as his protégé Field Marshal Kutuzov who defeated French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte in the War of 1812. After World War II it was home to State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (formerly the Leningrad Institute of Aircraft Instrument-making). Today it undergoes reconstruction and is closed to the public.

 

 

 


 

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