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The Great Victory Day. Ulan Ude. Russia

The Great Victory Day.

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Catherine II (Catherine the Great) in the Russian national costume, by anonymous artist (after) Stefano Torelli .

Bedroom of Empress Catherine the Great, The Great Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

Color Swatch Handbag/ Bedroom of Empress Catherine the Great, The Great Palace, St.

Catherine the Great - Catherine first met Peter III at the age of 10. Based on her writings, she found Peter detestable upon meeting him. She disliked his pale complexion and his fondness for alcohol at such a young age. Peter also still played with toy soldiers. Catherine would later write that she stayed at one end of the castle and Peter on the other.

Princess Sophia ( also Sophie) of Anhalt-Zerbst. At the age of 15 Sophia was summoned by Empress Elizabeth to be assessed as a possible bride for her cousin Grand Duke Peter Fyodorovich ( formerly the Duke of Holstein-Gottorp and later Peter III).

"Peter the Great" statue in Moscow, Russia. The statue of Peter I, in Moscow, Russia has a very strange history behind it. Legend says it was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, a Georgian architect, as a representation of Christopher Columbus, but after being rejected by the US Government, it was sold to Russia as a representation of Peter the Great.

"Peter the Great" is a statue in Moscow. It was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, a Georgian architect, to commemorate 300 years of the Russian Navy, which Peter the Great established.

Grave Marker- Catherine the Great

Born as Princess Sophia Augusta. Buried at St. Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg, Russia. Cause of Death - Stroke.

Alexander Palace - It was commissioned by Catherine the Great for her favorite grandson, Grand Duke Alexander Pavlovich, the future emperor Alexander I of Russia on the occasion of his marriage to Grand Duchess Elizaveeta Alexeevna, born Princess Luise Marie Augusta of Baden.

Catherine the Great -Catherine II Empress and Autocrat of All the Russias.

Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), St. Petersburg, Russia

Catherine Palace at Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), St. Petersburg, Russia, built for Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Catherine the Great.

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