Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, St. Petersburg

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Visit a major part of Russia's history at Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny, a Palladian edifice that was once Vladimir Lenin's headquarters during the October Revolution. Originally built as a finishing school for women, the building features a classical design with a pastel exterior. Today, the building serves as the seat of St. Petersburg's mayor and home to a museum dedicated to Lenin, where you can learn all about the famous leader. Inside, explore the assembly hall where Lenin declared the creation of the Bolshevik state and see where Bolshevik party leader Sergei Kirov was assassinated in 1934. Plan your Historical and Memorial Museum Smolny visit and explore what else you can see and do in St. Petersburg using our St. Petersburg itinerary maker.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Need to arrange the visit IN ADVANCE AND MIN COST IS 150$ No matter if you are a 1 person or 25 persons  more »
  • May 31, 2017
    In the year 1744 in the former courtyard of the monastery was laid Pitch, construction of which was personally Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. The monastery complex were to enter the temple with a Bell Tower, with house churches and the Institute of noble maidens. In the year 1764 when Catherine Smolny Monastery established the Imperial educational society of noble maidens. In its order stated that the Smolny Institute is designed to give the State of educated women, good mothers, healthy family members and society. Monastic cells were little fitted under classes and at the end of 18 century specifically for the Institute of noble maidens decided to construct a building to the South of the monastery. Construction lasted from 1806 onwards by the Italian architect Giacomo quarenghi. In 1808 the Institute adopted its first pupils and became the first public women's institution in Russia, remaining the most prestigious for many years. Building the Smolny, this strict proportions, built in the style of Russian classicism inherent monumentality of forms and laconicism. The central part is accentuated by the magnificent 8-column Ionic portico, topped with a pediment. With regard to the revolutionary events in the autumn of 1917 year Pitch.
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  • April 18, 2017
    How would you treat a revolution, but it was in our history and know it is too necessary. So, if you have we to Smolny Cathedral, the former Institute of noble maidens who became is not married and does not place for noble Lords look too.
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