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.
Retronaut - Tsar Nicholas II and the Tsarina, kissing
King George V of Great Britain and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in Berlin, 1913 [944 x 1240]
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
Amber Room of Empress Catherine II in Pushkin Tsarskoye Selo Palace, the century, Russia
The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, Russia ~ founded in 1776 upon request of Catherine II of Russia. *went to the opera here while visiting Moscow*
The Romanovs. Maria Romanov, 1910 - ☮k☮ what an amazing image for its time!