The CATHERINE PALACE St Petersburg Russia ~ Although the palace is popularly associated with Catherine II ("The Great"), It was originally built in 1717 for Catherine I, the wife of Peter The Great, as her summer palace.
Queen Victoria at Balmoral Castle with Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Seated on the left is Alexandra, Tsarina of Russia, holding her baby daughter Grand Duchess Olga. Tsarina Alexandra was the maternal granddaughter of Queen Victoria.
Tsar Nicholas II of Russia with his physically similar cousin, King George V of the United Kingdom (right), in German military uniforms in Berlin before the war; 1913 Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia