The Winter Palace

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Constructed by Rastrelli (Italian architect whose career was spent strictly in Russia), it is the main residence of the Russian Emperors. From Elizabeth of Russia to Nicholas II, this was the seat of power of the Russian Empire. Now the palace is part of Russia’s principal museum – The State Hermitage.

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