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Razumovsky Palace

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RAZUMOVSKY PALACE (48 Moika River Embankment), an architectural monument. It was constructed for Count K.G. Razumovsky (see Razumovsky Family) in 1762-66. Stylistically it merges from the Baroque to the Neoclassical (architects A.F. Kokorinov, J.B. Vallin de la Mothe) on the site of the wooden palace of Count Lowenwolde (the 1730s, architect F. Rastrelli). The three-storey main building is in the far end of the ground; its facade is decorated with a colonnade of six Corinthian columns, carrying an entablature and a high stepped attic. Two wings form an extensive frontal courtyard, enclosed by a stone fence with monumental gates in the centre. The early 18th century part of the garden has been preserved. At the end of the 18th century the Razumovsky Palace was bought by the treasury and given to the Education House (in 1837 - Nikolaevsky Orphan's Institute). In 1797-98, Razumovsky Palace was extended and its interiors were remodelled (architect A. Porto). In 1918, the building passed to the Herzen Pedagogical Institute (nowadays Pedagogical University). A monument to K.D. Ushinsky was erected in 1961 in the front yard.

V. G. Isachenko.

Herzen Alexander Ivanovich
Kokorinov Alexander Filippovich
Lowenwolde Karl Gustaw, Count
Porto Antonio
Rastrelli Francesco de
Razumovsky Kirill Grigorievich, Count
Ushinsky Konstantin Dmitrievich
Vallin de la Mothe Jean Baptiste Michel

Moika River Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city, house 48

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Vallin de la Mothe J.-B.M. (1729-1800), architect.

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