Yusupov Palace (Moyka Palace)

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The palace of pre-revolutionary Petersburg’s most flamboyant couple — Felix and Irina Yusopov — located at Moika Embankment is the traditional place of pilgrimage for the fans of detective stories, most of them from abroad. This was the place where Grigory Rasputin was killed, but you won’t be allowed into the basement where this tragic story took place on your own. The palace is full of splendid grand halls, a greenhouse, a living room equipped with early-20th century wiretaps and a real theatre.

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