ROMANOV FAMILY: ROPSHA PALACE

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              ROMANOV FAMILY: ROPSHA PALACE

 

Tsar Peter III in 1792, shortly before his murder.

In addition to being one of the favorite fishing and hunting spots of Nicholas II, Ropsha palace has some darker history: it was where Tsar Peter III, husband of Catherine the Great, was murdered in 1762.

Ropsha palace prior to the revolution

Empress Alexandra in front of the Ropsha palace

Grand Duchesses Olga, Maria and Anastasia with Empress Alexandra in front of the Ropsha palace

  

During the Second Word War, Ropsha palace was occupied by the Nazis in the siege of Leningrad and was subsequently all but destroyed at their retreat, as was done with Catherine Palace in Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin).

 

Past meets present at Ropsha palace

 

Empress Alexandra, Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei in front of Ropsha palace

Past meets present at Ropsha palace

 

Ropsha palace then and now.

Currently Ropsha palace is being restored privately. 

 

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